In addition to hosting home games for Real Betis Balompié, Benito Villamarn Stadium serves as the nerve center for everything related to the Green and White. The stadium is constantly being updated to provide modern amenities for those attending first-team matches.
The stadium can hold about 60,270 people, and there are several different ticket options available. The stadium is divided into sections so that fans may sit wherever they choose to cheer for their team.
Along the whole length of the pitch, the many VIP Boxes and Premium Zones get the most attention. There are twenty-five boxes in the East Stand (Fondo) and twenty-one boxes in the North Stand (Gol Norte). They vary in size from 13 to 15 to 19 people, but all have the same high-quality features.
In addition to the live action, the available televisions may also show guests highlights and replays of the game.
New environmentally friendly lighting has been installed in the recently renovated Villamarn. Ingenious lighting effects are now within reach, thanks to this setup. Additionally, it prepares the Green and White Coliseum for 4K video capture.
There is a parking lot at Benito Villamarn Stadium, with room for 200 cars. Members and non-members of Real Betis Balompié are welcome to utilize these areas outside of match days.
The club’s headquarters are located in the building’s brand-new office space. While the Academy’s headquarters are located at the Luis Del Sol Training Centre, the rest of the club’s athletic departments have offices here.
History of Benito Villamarín Stadium
The Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 in Seville prompted the construction of Estadio Benito Villamarn. On March 17, 1929, the stadium hosted its inaugural football match, an international between Spain and Portugal.
Almost immediately, Betis began using the stadium for certain home games. However, Campo del Patronato remained their primary venue all the way up until 1936.
The stadium first opened under the name Estadio de Heliópolis and had a rectangular design with a capacity of around 18,000. The stadium was severely damaged by a flood in 1948 because of its proximity to the River Guadalquivir.
The team purchased Estadio de Heliópolis in 1961, following a period of renovation that began in 1958. However, the stadium never really expanded beyond its original 1970s design.
Several minor renovations were made to the Estadio Benito Villamarin in the 1970s, but the stadium wasn’t improved really until the 1982 World Cup was in sight. The capacity would increase to over 47,500 people.
Two first-round group games took place at the stadium during the World Cup.
Before Betis virtually fully renovated Estadio Benito Villamarin in 1998, it had remained almost unchanged. The stadium’s existing three-tiered West Stand was joined by two new three-tiered stands on the north and east sides.
The stadium was also renamed Estadio Manuel Ruiz de Lopera in honor of the previous club owner. However, progress slowed after that point, and neither more levels nor roofs were added to the South Stand’s existing single level.
Since Ruiz de Lopera departed the club in 2010, fans have been calling it Estadio Benito Villamarin again.
The South Stand, which had previously only had one level, was demolished and rebuilt with three levels in 2015. Beginning in the summer of 2016, renovations brought seating capacity up to a little over 60,000 by the summer of 2017.
How to get to Benito Villamarín Stadium
Approximately three kilometers south of Seville’s historic core is where you’ll find Estadio Benito Villamarin.
The stadium is located on Avenida la Palmera, a major thoroughfare that leads directly into the heart of the city. The avenue, known by a different name, follows the Guadalquivir River’s course as it winds through the heart of the city.
Buses 1, 2, 6, 34, and 37 all have stops near the stadium.
Take bus 1 to Glorieta Plus Ultra, bus 34 to Los Bermejales, or bus 37 to Bellvista from Prado de San Sebastián, which is located on the southeastern border of the city center.
Take bus 6 from the downtown bus terminal westward to Glorieta Heliopolis. The bus crosses over to the opposite bank of the river at one point. Take bus 2 from the city’s northern core and eastern neighborhoods to reach Glorieta Heliopolis.
Getting to the stadium from Seville’s main train station requires transferring to either Bus 1 or Bus 2, both of which pass within a mile of the stadium (west and north, respectively).
Service on all buses is reliable and regular. The stadium is accessible from the last stops of Buses 1, 2, and 6.
How to purchase tickets for games of Real Betis at Benito Villamarín Stadium?
In the week leading up to a Real Betis game, tickets can be purchased through the stadium’s ticket windows (taquillas; closed between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m.).
Match day tickets can be purchased before the game begins. Real Betis has had some of the biggest attendances in La Liga despite seldom selling out their home games. However, after the stadium was expanded in 2017, demand increased dramatically, making advanced purchases of tickets essential.
Prices can be higher for high-profile matches but typically start at €30.00 for a ticket in the top tier behind the goal and go up to €60.00 for a seat in the center of the main stand.
Since its construction in 1929, Estadio Benito Villamarn has been the home field of Real Betis in Seville, Spain. It can hold up to 60,720 people, and it is one of Spain’s famous stadiums with modern features.