Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán: Sevilla’s Iconic Football Arena

Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuán Stadium: Where Sevilla Football Lives

Sevilla’s original Estadio de Nervión was too small for the club’s aspirations; thus, the newer and larger Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán was constructed. It opened in 1958 but has had extensive improvements since then, especially in the mid-1990s.

Founded in 1905, the Sevilla Ftbol Club (or just Sevilla) is one of the most iconic sports teams in all of Seville. Real Betis Balompié, Sevilla’s other club, and key rival, has effectively split the city in half between Sevilla and Betis fans.

The ‘‘Palanganas’’ is the nickname given to fans of Sevilla FC. As soon as you step foot on the grounds, you’ll be subjected to their yelled songs and chants. If this is your first time at a football game, you will be blown away by the crowd and the energy.

Those regions behind the goals shouldn’t be overlooked. Always the ‘‘Biris’’ can be found at the gol norte, while the ‘‘Supporters Gol Sur’’ can be found on the other side of the field. When it comes to singing and providing moral support, both teams always take the lead. If it’s a very noteworthy match, they may set up mosaics.

View of Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium
View of Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium

The History of Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium

In 1937, the club’s president, Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, purchased the site on which the future stadium would be built. However, no more steps were taken until 1954, and the building didn’t start until 1956.

When President Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán unexpectedly passed away only weeks before construction was set to begin, his successor made good on his commitment to name the stadium after him.

The first game at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, between Sevilla FC and Real Jaén, took place on September 7, 1958. Originally open on both ends, the stadium was enclosed and expanded to its current 70,000-person capacity in 1974 with the addition of a second deck at both ends.

One of the stadiums used for the 1982 World Cup was Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. It had been refurbished prior to the tournament, reducing its capacity from 68,000 to that number. Both the 3-3 semi-final between West Germany and France and a group-stage match were played there during the World Cup.

Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

In 1986, FC Steaua of Romania defeated Barcelona of Spain in a shootout to win the European Cup at the stadium. The stadium’s capacity was further cut in the 1990s when it was transformed into a seating bowl.

Sevilla planned to construct a new tier and roof to the stadium in the early 2000s. However, these plans were never implemented, and the stadium remained unchanged.

In 2015, plans for a relatively modest renovation were revealed, which included an updated interior, better concourse amenities, and a new exterior. The new exterior was finished by the end of 2016, and work began immediately to replace the original red and white chairs with new red seats.

How to get to Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium?

The Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán is conveniently placed between Seville’s historic district and the city’s major train station.

It takes around half an hour to walk from the cathedral in Seville’s historic center (to the west of the stadium). The stadium is within a 10-minute walk from the central train station.

Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán's View
Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán’s View

One other option is to use the subway. The nearest stops on Seville’s single line 1 to the stadium are Nervión and Gran Plaza. These are accessible from Jerez’s Southern Historic Core through Station P.

The Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán is conveniently located only one block from the easterly circling Luis de Morales Avenue. If you are driving into Seville from the east along the ring road (A4), take one of the major streets into the city center, and then turn onto Luis de Morales (called variously farther north or south) as you reach the city center.

Amenities in and around Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium

The Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in Seville may be found in a highly populated region not far from the city’s historic core. Next to the stadium is the Nervión Plaza shopping center, which features a movie theater and several restaurants.

In addition, the neighborhood around Plaza Nueva and along Luis de Morales is filled with cozy bars and restaurants, while the best nightlife is found in the heart of the city. Hotel options around Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán are limited, though not nonexistent.

Interior of Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium
Interior of Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium


Seville, Spain, is home to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, a football stadium that is one of the nation’s greatest stadiums. Sevilla Football Club plays their home games in the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium, which is named after the club’s former president.

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