Real Madrid are changing the grass on their pitch during this international break, report Marca.
The current lawn found on the pitch of the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu came from Extremadura. However, despite the efforts of Los Blancos’ groundsmen, they have been struggling to treat it and maintain it since the beginning of the season. The lack of rainfall and high temperatures were contributing factors to the lawn’s poor state.
It is believed that the pitch being replaced, which was used for only two La Liga matches and a Champions League fixture, cost €300,000 to install.
The club are working against the club to replace the pitch during this international break so that it would be ready for Real Madrid’s home match against Osasuna on the 2nd of October.
The new grass will come from Arévalo in the province of Ávila, from where the European champions purchased their lawn from two years ago.