Football in Seville
If you’re a football fanatic, who is on a visit to Seville, you’d want to attend a football match in Seville, where the two local home teams play every week while there is the season of play. It is usually considered a surreal experience and especially if you are fortunate enough to catch Sevilla FC, which is Andalusia’s most successful team fight it out against another equally formidable opponent.
Before you decide to visit Andalusia and catch a glimpse of the Sevilla Futbol Club in action, you might want to know a little about the team and their history. It was founded in the year 1890 in January on Burns Night.
Often referred to as the Rjoiblancos (thanks to the ‘reds and whites’ of their kit), have since then grown to become Andalusia’s most successful team, having an array of victories and stories of success to their name.
Some of these success stories include – the Spanish Super Cup of the year 2007, a total of five UEFA Cups (the years – 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, and 2016) as well as a UEFA Super Cup in the year 2006.
Ever since it made its presence felt in the La Liga, the Rjoiblancos have played in all of Spain’s Premier League, barring seven seasons. Any team which is visiting and tries to take on them in Seville would surely have their task cut out for themselves.
If you want to attend a football match in Seville, you might want to gather a little information on their stadium as well. It dates back to 1958, when Sevilla FC’s home ground, which is the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.
The stadium was said to have a capacity to occupy 77,000 people back in the mid-70s, but the FIFA regulations needed the standing areas to transform into seating areas, which is why it resulted in the present day’s capacity of a little fewer than 43,000. However, its comparatively small size ensures that even if you are seated in the highest rows, you not only get a great pitch view but also enjoy a close match with fellow football lovers!
The supporters of Sevilla FC are referred to as the Palanganas, and those followers who place themselves behind the south and north goals, usually lead with singing and chanting, which is why you might enjoy sitting there.
The best part is, you can bring your food and drinks to the stadium. The stadium is usually manned by staff members who are extremely courteous and helpful, which an essential advantage because locating seats can be a tough task.
It is also possible to buy soccer apparel around the numerous shops in and around the stadium. It may happen that you can’t find what you are looking for. You can then visit the website of This Is American Soccer and purchase whatever it is that you need on there!
Keep in mind that if you’re visiting the stadium with children or the elderly, you might have to sit towards a row’s end because it is easier to move about, as there is very little space to move about between the rows of seats.
The location of the Sevilla home ground is in the Nervión – on a specific road called the Calle Sevilla Fútbol Club). This location has bars and restaurants all around it, where you can hope to have a gala time in celebration of the home team’s victory after a match. You can try out the Casa Pulido, which is a cozy and traditional tapas joint, that is well known for the chicken dishes.
Another good option would be the Meson El Pasiego, which is recommended by many locals and is often considered the best bar in town! The other alternative would be the historic town of Seville, which is at a 20-min walking distance and has loads of partying, eating, and drinking joints.
The matches fought between Sevilla FC and their other home team – Real Betis, often considered one of the greatest matches in the Spanish football league, so you might want to consider catching that.
Obtaining tickets won’t be that difficult, because there are home matches played every week. You could check out online through the Sevilla FC. However, fixtures are only available a week before the match to be played. Prices of the tickets vary, but procuring them isn’t very difficult.