Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium
|La Bombonera de Nervión|
|Full name||Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán|
|Location||Seville, Andalusia, Spain|
|Owner||Sevilla Fútbol Club|
|Operator||Sevilla Fútbol Club|
|Field size||105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)|
|Opened||7 September 1958|
|Architect||James Cox / Manuel Muñoz Monasterio|
|Sevilla FC (1958–present)|
The Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium (Spanish: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán; [esˈtaðjo raˈmon ˈsantʃeθ piθˈxwan]) is a football stadium in Seville, Spain. It is the home stadium of Sevilla Fútbol Club. It was the venue for the 1986 European Cup Final between Steaua București and Barcelona and the 1982 World Cup semi-final game between Germany and France.
This stadium contains a singular legend: the Spanish national team has never lost a game against an international team in this stadium. In European competition, Sevilla has lost only three times at home; to AZ in the 2006–07 UEFA Cup group stage, to CSKA Moskva in the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League and to Real Betis in the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League.
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 a all-seated venue in order to host matches of the 1982 FIFA World Cup. It replaced the Estadio de Nervión.
The stadium is nicknamed "La Bombonera" (pronounced [la βomboˈneɾa]; more commonly used to refer to Estadio Alberto J. Armando, the home stadium of Boca Juniors) or "La Bombonera de Nervión" [la βomboˈneɾa ðe nerˈβjon] due to the Nervión neighbourhood where the stadium is situated.
1982 FIFA World Cup
The stadium was one of the venues of the 1982 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:
|Date||Team #1||Res.||Team #2||Round|
|14 June 1982||Brazil||2–1||Soviet Union||Group 6 (First Round)|
|8 July 1982||West Germany||3–3 (5–4 on penalties)||France||Semi-finals|
- "Sevilla Fútbol Club - La entidad". Sevilla FC. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
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