Estadio Benito Villamarín

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Benito Villamarín
Panorama Estadio Betis.jpg
Full name Estadio Benito Villamarín
Former names Estadio Manuel Ruiz de Lopera (2000–2010)
Location Avenida de Heliópolis, s/n
41012 Sevilla
Coordinates 37°21′23″N 5°58′53″W / 37.35639°N 5.98139°W / 37.35639; -5.98139Coordinates: 37°21′23″N 5°58′53″W / 37.35639°N 5.98139°W / 37.35639; -5.98139
Owner Real Betis
Operator Real Betis
Capacity 52,500[1]
Opened 1929
Tenants
Real Betis

Estadio Benito Villamarín[2] [esˈtaðjo βeˈnito βiʎamaˈɾin] is a football stadium in Seville, Spain. It is the home stadium of Real Betis.[3] Opened in 1929, the stadium has a capacity of 52,500 seats.

History[edit]

Between 1979 and 1982, the capacity of the stadium was increased up to 50,253 for the 1982 FIFA World Cup when it hosted 2 group matches.[4]

In July 2016, the southern stand of the stadium was demolished for expansion. After re-modelization, the total capacity of the stadium will become 60,000 seats. It is expected to complete the reconstruction process in August 2017.[5]

1982 FIFA World Cup[edit]

The stadium was one of the venues of the 1982 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:[6]

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
1982-06-18  Brazil 4-1  Scotland Group F
1982-06-23  Brazil 4-0  New Zealand Group F

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Benito Villamarín Stadium". Real Betis Balompié. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Ruiz, Bernardo (16 October 2010). "Los abonados deciden restaurar el nombre de Benito Villamarín". Elcorreoweb.es. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  3. ^ El Betis piensa en un Villamarín con 365 días de actividad
  4. ^ "Estadio Benito Villamarin". The Stadium Guide. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Nuevo Gol Sur del Villamarín estará terminado en agosto de 2017
  6. ^ "World Cup 1982 Finals". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 

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