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Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium

Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is a football stadium in Seville. It has a field size of 105 by 68 meters and a capacity of accommodating about 42,000 people. The capacity was reduced to the current number in the 1990s from the earlier capacity of 70,000.


Home to the Sevilla Football Club, it is owned and operated by the club itself.


The Spanish national team has a record of never losing a single game against an international team on this stadium. The home team, Sevilla FC, has lost only three times on this stadium.


The stadium is nicknamed as "La Bombonera” or "La Bombonera de Nervión" due to the Nervion neighborhood, where the stadium is situated.


Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium


History


Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan was built in 1957 by replacing Sevilla’s old stadium “Estadio de Nervión” which was too small. The construction of this stadium began in 1956.


The land for the stadium was bought by the then-president of the club, Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the year 1937. But it took until 1954 for further action to be taken.


This stadium got the name from the former president of the club, who died just before the construction of the stadium started.


Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan was officially opened on 7 September 1958 with a match between Sevilla FC and Real Jaen.


The second tier for this stadium at both ends was added in 1974, hereby enclosing the entire stadium and increasing capacity to 70,000. In the 1990s, the capacity of the stadium was reduced to 42,714 when it got converted into an all-seater.


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Modest development was presented in 2015 which included a facelift of the interior, improvements in the concourse facilities, and a new façade. By the end of 2016, the new facade had been completed and the old red and white seats were replaced with new red seats.


Major Matches


The stadium was one of the venues of the 1982 FIFA World Cup. The semi-final game between Germany and France was held here, with the German team winning 5-4 on penalties after a 3-3 tie.


It was also the venue for the 1986 European Cup Final between Steaua București and Barcelona.

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