The Santiago Bernabeu rubs his hands over the attendance and sales figures from the WiZink Center. the stadium of Real Madrid It will be the heir to the Palacio de los Deportes when it comes to holding major events in the capital, which will move to the futuristic white temple once its remodeling is completed. Something that would boost the club’s income considerably and more so if one takes into account that the current headquarters of the club’s basketball section has become the fifth pavilion in the world that has sold the most tickets in 2022.
The WiZink, Reference center for shows in Spain, hosted a total of 182 events last year. These include the Endesa League and Euroleague matches of the white team, as well as those of Estudiantes. It has an attendance of 13,000 spectators, expandable to 17,400 in concerts. The number of events held have allowed there to be only four pavilions that surpass it in the world in billing: Madison Square Garden (NY)KiaForum (The Angels), Monterey Arena (Mexico) and The OVO Hydro (Glasgow).
WiZink billing does nothing more than consolidate Madrid as one of the capitals of culture in Europe, ensuring that the best artists in the world, as well as the most significant events, have a fixed stop in the capital. This is the case of concerts by international stars such as Rosalía, Dua Lipa, Camila Cabello, Back street boys either Maluma, whose tours could change the location in the coming years to the new Madrid stadium.
To this should be added several shows that are held in the Metropolitan at present, since most of them will change to the Bernabéu, as well as some of the fairs that are held in IFEMA. But it would not be the only thing that would be held at the Madrid stadium, since Real Madrid will seek to get the best possible performance from it. The white club has the objective of having events 365 days a year.
In the sports section, in the absence of knowing if the basketball section will move to La Castellana, what does seem clear is that in the not too distant future it will host all kinds of competitions. The club intends to host the most relevant events, such as matches of the nfl, of the nba and, of course, the end of Champions, Euroleague and of the world 2030, if the candidacy formed by Spain, Portugal and Ukraine ends up prevailing.