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The Sevilla stadium renovation project was announced at a shareholder meeting in early December 2023, and with some controversy.
One major shareholder, named Jose Maria del Nido Benavente, made his opposition to the Sevilla stadium renovation plans clear.
Nevertheless, work is now scheduled to begin in 2026 – according to Diario AS – with plenty of planning to be done before then.
What will the new Sevilla stadium capacity be? Which parts of the ground will be kept and which will be demolished? What do Sevilla fans think of the news? Answers to all those questions and much more in our regularly updated, fan-led guide below…
New Sevilla stadium renovation: The key details
Sevilla have called the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan their home since 1958 and is named after the club's former President, who led led the club from 1932 until 1941 and then again from 1948 to 1956. Under Sanchez-Pizjuan's presidency, Sevilla won their only La Liga title.
Thankfully for Sevilla fans, there are no plans to leave the ground. Instead, it will be renovated. But this isn't some minor renovation, it will involve major changes to the structure of the stadium, or, indeed, a brand new structure entirely.
- Only the outer shell and iconic mosaic wall of the current ground will be retained on the outside.
- Inside, the ground will be demolished and reconstructed.
- The previously uncovered stadium will have a rectangle roof with sharp edges.
- The Gol Norte Stand will become a huge single-tier stand with 15,000 seats. There is no stand like this in Spain. It will be similar to that at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park.
- New stadium will be sustainable with renewable energy.
- A new car park will be added.
- Terraces, restaurant areas and more hospitality areas to be added.
- Capacity will increase from 42,714 to 55,000.
- 10% of capacity will be dedicated to VIP areas.
- Stands to be moved closer to the pitch.
- Project expected to cost around €350m.
- New stadium could increase the club's revenue by €26m per season.
- Costs partly funded by La Liga's recent deal with private equity fund CVC Capital Partners, who receive an 8.25% stake in the league's TV rigths in return for nearly €2bn.
- Sevilla will need to play elsewhere for at least two years. The most likely temporary home would be the Estadio La Cartuja, where the Spanish national team regularly plays.
How does the Sevilla stadium renovation compare to others?
There are some similarities with other stadium renovations in Spain. FC Barcelona, for example, are also undergoing a major reconstruction and are also adding a roof to their previously uncovered ground. They and Real Madrid have both focused on improving their hospitality facilities and the sustainability of their grounds.
Sevilla's rivals Real Betis are also undergoing stadium renovations. As Spain prepares to host the 2030 World Cup, clubs are vying to have their grounds selected as one of the host stadiums.
Sevilla's plans are different to all of the above, though, as they effectively involve building a brand new stadium, just while maintaining some key aspects of the current ground. This isn't something we often see.
How much will Sevilla stadium renovation cost?
It's expected the cost will be at least €350m. This is causing some concern at Sevilla, who have made a loss over the last three seasons. Shareholders are in disagreement about the new stadium project.
Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium timeline
1937: Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán purchases the land in Nervión.
1956: His successor, Ramón de Carranza, lays the first stone of the new stadium after Sánchez-Pizjuán's death. The ground is designed by Manuel Muñoz Monasterio, who also created the plans for the Santiago Bernabeu.
1958: The Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium is inaugurated on 7 September with a friendly match between Sevilla and Jaén, which ends 3-3.
1974: The construction of the stadium is fully completed with a maximum capacity of 77,000.
1982: The stadium's capacity is reduced to 68,110 with renovations for the 1982 World Cup. It hosts Brazil 2-1 Soviet Union in the group stage and West Germany 3-3 France (5-4, pens) in the semi-finals. The stadium's iconic mosaic was constructed in this year.
1986: The ground hosts the European Cup final, won on penalties by Steau Bucharest after a goalless draw with FC Barcelona.
1990s: Further renovations transform the ground into an all-seater arena, and the capacoty drops to 42,714.
2005: A further mosaic is erected to mark the club's centenary year.
2022: Hosts the Europa League Final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers, which the German side win on penalties.
2023: Plans to build a new Sevilla stadium within the existing structure announced.
New Sevilla stadium renovation FAQs
What is the current Sevilla stadium capacity?
The current capacity of the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is 42,714.
What will the new Sevilla stadium capacity be?
The new capacity of the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium after renovation will be 55,000.
Video of new Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan
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