Sevilla confirm stadium expansion

Sevilla have confirmed the expansion of the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan from the current 42,500 to a total capacity of 47,000.

The renovation work will see just over 1,000 seats added to each of the four stands, alongside more entrances and exits, greater facilities for wheelchairs and an area for VAR, which will be introduced in Spain next season.

Built in 1957 and originally an all-stand stadium for 70,000 spectators, its capacity was reduced to the current 42,714 when it was refurbished and transformed to an all-seated venue in order to host matches of the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

The ground also played host to the 1986 European Cup final between Barcelona and Steaua Bucharest and is the only stadium in Spain where the Spanish national team has never lost a match.

The stadium has already been upgraded and modernised in the past two years, with newly-built seats and greater technology implemented across the stadium.

Sevilla’s city rivals Real Betis have recently upgraded their Estadio Benito Villamarin to a total capacity of 60,720.

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