Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán: Sevilla

Calle Sevilla Fútbol Club, Sevilla, 41005, Spain
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The Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium has the nickname La Bombonera, though that is more commonly used to refer to the home of Boca Juniors, Estadio Alberto J. Armando. Because of that it’s also called La Bombonera de Nervión as it is located in the Nervión neighbourhood of Seville. It has been the home of Sevilla Football Club since it opened in 1958 and the ground is named after one of the club’s former Presidents.

Though the ground is most famous as the home of Sevilla, it also holds legendary status in Spain for one simple reason: The Spanish international team has never lost game a there. Even Sevilla seem to have benefited from this unusual jinx against the opposition, having only lost three European competitive games there, too.

Stats

Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stats
Year Opened1958
Capacity42,500
Average Attendance34,191
Pitch Size105 x 68 (7140)
NicknameLa Bombonera de Nervión
OwnerSevilla Fútbol Club
Clubs HostedSevilla Fútbol Club
First FixtureSevilla v Real Jaén (07/09/1958)
Sevilla Stats
Year Founded1890
NicknameLos Rojiblancos, Los Nervionenses, El Grande de Andalucía
Club MascotLocco
RivalsReal Betis
Previous Stadiumsla Trinidad Field, the Mercantile Field, 'La Victoria' Stadium, Estadio de Nervión
KitWhite with Red Trim (Home) / Red & White (Away) / Black (Third)
Training GroundCiudad Deportiva José Ramón Cisneros Palacios
Shirt SponsorNone
Team OwnerSevilla Sporting Limited Association
Record GoalscorerCampanal I (218)
Record AppearancesJuan Arza (414)

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Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Seating Plan & Where to Sit

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Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium follows the ‘bowl’ style common for most continental football grounds. There are two tiers around the ground, with The North Stand and The South Stand being located behind the goals. The North Stand hosts the most vocal Sevilla supporters. The East and West Stands run along the sides of the pitch with the latter housing the dugouts, the players’ tunnel and the Director’s Box.

Sevilla Ticket Prices

Spanish teams are notoriously difficult to find ticket information for. They only tend to release the ticket prices a few weeks ahead of the matches and this allows them to shift the pricing structure according to the level of the team they’re playing against. Sevilla, like most Spanish sides, categorises their games. Typically, though, a normal game against one of La Liga’s mid-table teams will set you back between about €20 and €65 depending on where in the ground you’d like to sit.

How To Get Sevilla Tickets

Sevilla rarely sell out their games, so you will almost certainly be able to buy a ticket on the day of the game. If you want to get one ahead of time, though, your best bet is to go to the club’s website or one of Sevilla’s approved re-sellers.

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Getting To Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

Seville is located in the South of Spain and is a lovely place to visit. Here are some of the travel methods you might want to consider:

Train - It will take you the best part of a day to get to Seville from Spain by train. Once you’re in the city, though, it’s easy enough to get to the ground on the Metro as the Gran Plaza and Nervión stations are both close to it.

Bus - Buses 27, 24, 21, B3, 28, 29, C1, C2, 32, EA (Special Airport), 5, 22 and 23 all stop at or near the stadium.

Car - Some people are more confident than others when driving in foreign countries. Whatever your opinion the safest way to go about it is to put the address of the stadium into some sort of satellite navigation system.

By Air - Seville Airport is less than ten miles from the city centre and serves international and domestic flights.

Taxi - Getting a taxi from the airport to the ground will set you back about €10 and should take around fifteen minutes.

Parking Near Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

There is no car park at the ground itself apart from for club officials and so on. Your best bet is either a public car park or you can go for on-street alternatives.

Useful Resources

Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Hotels

Seville is a beautiful part of Spain and is used to an influx of visitors on a regular basis. There are a host of hotels to choose from, with these being some of our favourites:

Hostal San Vicente II - £40+

C/ Beatriz de Suabia, 104, Seville, 41005
Virtually in the shadow of the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán is this basic hotel with a terraced area, free Wi-Fi and just thirteen rooms. It’s family friendly but is more for those that want a short travelling distance than people who love luxury. More details.

Novotel Sevilla - £50+

Av Eduardo Dato 71, Seville, 41005
This hotel is part of the Novotel hotel chain, so you know what you’re getting really. It’s a large complex not far from the stadium with a rooftop terrace, a restaurant, a bar, a fitness centre with outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. More details.

Meliá Lebreros - £70+

Luis de Morales, 2, Seville, 41005
This 4-star hotel is less than half a mile from the ground and has got a restaurant, two bars, an outdoor pool, a nightclub, a terraced area and free Wi-Fi. There’s also a conference centre and the ability to park. More details.

Pubs & Bars Near Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

Virtually every city in Spain has somewhere good to go for a drink and some tapas, with Seville being no exception. Here are some decent choices:

O’Neills

Edificio Viapol, Calle Enramadilla, s/n, 41018 Sevilla (+34 954 64 31 04)
We’d recommend an Irish bar in any city in the world, so why should Seville be any different? You’ll get drinks like Guinness and a decent draft lagers, a good menu and, of course, loads of live sport.

Phoenix Pub Seville River

Pl. de Cuba, 2, 41011 Sevilla, Spain (+34 954 00 80 08)
The Phoenix Pub is like a home from home with some Spanish sensibilities thrown in to keep you interested. A lovely menu can be sampled in what looks a bit like an English pub if England was set up for constantly good weather. There are plenty of places to watch live sport, too.

The Trinity Irish Pub

s/n, Calle Madrid, 41001 Sevillal (+34 608 77 55 36)
Another Irish bar for your delectation, here. It’s actually located inside a hotel so might not be quite what you’d imagine. Less bothered about a homely feel and appealing to the masses, more about a pleasant atmosphere and a decent menu.

Facilities

Though an old stadium in theory, the ground has been renovated a number of times and the facilities have been improved upon accordingly.

Hospitality

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Like pretty much every first-class club in the world, Sevilla have a number of hospitality options available to supporters. If you’d like to know more information your best bet is to contact the club directly.

Private Hire

Much like with match day hospitality, information about the hiring of the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán for private use is best obtained from the club directly.

Stadium Tours & Museum

Tours of the stadium run on Fridays and Saturdays as long as there is no event occurring on the pitch, such as team training. Friday tours take place at 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm, whilst Saturdays go at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm. It costs €12 for adults, €7 for children up to 14 and it’s free for kids under 5. The tour also includes a visit to the club’s museum where you can see numerous bits of memorabilia and trophies.

About Sevilla

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Sevilla Fútbol Club, better known simply as Sevilla, is the oldest football club in Spain, presuming you’re talking about a club that is dedicated solely to football rather than a ‘sports club’ with a football section. It was formed in January of 1890 with a number of British people largely responsible. In fact, the first President of the club was a Scotsman by the name of Edward Farquharson Johnston.

Sevilla is not the most successful club in Spanish football, but it’s the most successful club in Andalusia, having won a title in the 1945-1946 season, five Spanish Cups, a Spanish Super Cup, a UEFA Super Cup and a record five UEFA Cups/Europa Leagues. As far as the latter competition is concerned, they became something of an expert team at winning the Europa League, winning it twice in a row in 2006 and 2007 and then three times in a row in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán History

View of the grandstand, Gol Norte and the Fondo stand - By http://flickr.com/people/inkiboo/ [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

For the first twenty years of the club’s existence they were nomads, playing their home games in a number of different locations around Seville. They played in Estadio de Nervión for thirty years from 1928 until Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán opened in 1958. Planning for the new ground actually began as early as 1937 when land was bought near to the Estadio de Nervión. Building didn’t begin until 1954, however and the stadium took four years to complete.

The first game at the new ground took place on the 7th of September 1958 when Sevilla welcomed Real Jaén to the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. Only the North and South stands were present though, with the East and West grandstands not being completed until 1974. The Spanish national side has played 26 games at the stadium, winning 21 of them and drawing five. In 1982 it was used to host a Group 6 match between Brazil and the Soviet Union in the FIFA World Cup, as well as the semi-final between West Germany and France, with West Germany, predictably, winning 5-4 on penalties.

Future Developments

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There are no major developments planned at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium at the time of writing.

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