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Real Madrid stadium to be transformed into medical equipment warehouse

The Spanish club will in particular centralize donations from companies and associations in the sports sector within its 81,000-seat enclosure, before handing them over to the Spanish health authorities.

It's a completely different match that will now be played on the legendary lawn of Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid football club will make its stadium available for storage “in the next three or four days” medical equipment to combat coronavirus in Spain.

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In collaboration with the Higher Sports Council, Real Madrid will centralize in particular donations from companies and associations in the sports sector within its 81,000-seat enclosure before handing them over to the Spanish health authorities, announces the club coached by Zinedine Zidane in a press release (Spanish link), Thursday March 26.

Spain crossed the 4,000 mark on Thursday. It is now the second most affected country in the world, ahead of China and behind Italy. The Madrid region is not spared, with more than 2,000 deaths recorded so far. All football competitions have been suspended until further notice in Spain.

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