Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium (Sevilla FC)
Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium
Address: Calle Sevilla Fútbol Club s/n, 41005 – Seville, Spain
Ticket Office: Tickets are available online - https://entradas.sevillafc.es/
Club Nickname: Rojiblancos (Red and whites), Sevillistas
Year Ground Opened: 7 September 1958
The Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium is a typical Spanish football ground. It provides a vibrant atmosphere, it has plenty of history and character, but it is also lacking in many ways. It is a stadium in need of further modernisation, if that is possible, with its dated design and structure not quite fit for the modern day.
In the concourse, facilities are basic and that theme is repeated when you step out outside to take your place to view the game. In terms of seating (or standing) and the steps that lead up and down the rows, there is a lot to be desired.
It could be said that there are similarities to Barcelona’s Camp Nou prior to its ongoing renovation (which means that they are playing at the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium for the current campaign.)
The home of Sevilla FC has a capacity of 43,883 which is far from insignificant but it happens to be the smallest of the three major football venues in the city, with La Cartuja, the former Olympic Stadium, and the Estadio Benito Villamarín, the home of Real Betis, both having a larger capacity of around 60,000.
Sevilla has the honour of winning the UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup seven times. They are the record holders in the competition including a hat-trick of titles between 2014 and 2016.
With this success and prominence in mind, the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium was awarded the 2022 final between Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt, which the German side won on penalties after a 1-1 draw in normal time. In the following season, the trophy came ‘home’ to Seville after they edged out Roma on penalties in Budapest, Hungary.
Guided tours are available and can be booked via the official club website, with the adventure taking in the dressing rooms, the players’ tunnel, the pitchside, as well as the inner sanctum of this famous old venue.
Sevilla CF stadium tour prices
- Adults: €12.00
- Children under 12: €7.00
- Children Under 5: free
Tickets are available from the club website.
Prices range based on the fixture. The visit of Real Madrid will cost supporters in excess of €100, whilst a home fixture against Getafe later in the season will cost significantly less.
Once in the city of Seville, the best way to get there is via public transport as there is no significant car parking provision for those going to the football.
Reaching Sevilla stadium by train
Sevilla-Santa Justa, also known simply as Santa Justa is the main railway station in Seville. From here, you can travel to and from other major destinations including Madrid and Barcelona.
Directions to Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium by Metro
An unlimited day pass will cost approximately €4.50 or €1.30 for a single journey. This is another direct mode to get to the stadium, which is served by the Nervión and Gran Plaza metro stations, both on Line 1.
There is not a significant away fan culture in Spain but European games means a large contingent of visiting fans, with several British clubs making the journey to Andalucia in recent years including Man City, Man United, West Ham, Tottenham and Rangers.
The stadium is infamous for its steep views, which is increased in the upper tier. There are no back parts to the seats which could easily see people falling over in the heat of the moment celebrating a goal from the away end.
The atmosphere can be incredible for big European nights at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium. It’s some sight to behold, thousands of Sevilla fans jumping in unison.
Away fans in the lower tier will get a pretty good view of the action, and can feel the stadium shaking at times. In the upper tier, you’ll have a decent view, too, plus a better view of the stadium as a whole.
Sevilla is a fantastic city to visit with great food, drink, friendly locals and two proper football teams, each with a diverse set of supporters. It can be a great away day.
With its general city centre location, there are plenty of amenities, bars and cafes nearby, including the Nervion Plaza, a shopping centre that is adjacent to the stadium.
You won’t be stuck on a matchday for a watering hole and some tapas to set you up for the football experience.
The Seville derby is contested with Real Betis in what is one of Spain’s top football rivalries, played to a backdrop of passionate, committed supporters on both sides.
You will be very aware that it is not Real Sevilla, or Atletico Sevilla, not even FC Sevilla but the other way around.
Yes, the classic British form of naming a ‘football club’ is displayed with Sevilla FC. This is due to the origins of the club and the roles played by a handful of young British men, mainly Scots, along with some Spaniards, who formed the club on 25 January 1980. It was said that they were celebrating Burns Night in Seville when the Rojiblancos story began.