Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium

Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
La Bombonera de Nervión
Full name Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Location Seville, Andalusia, Spain
Coordinates 37°23′02″N 5°58′14″W / 37.3840°N 5.9705°W / 37.3840; -5.9705Coordinates: 37°23′02″N 5°58′14″W / 37.3840°N 5.9705°W / 37.3840; -5.9705
Owner Sevilla Fútbol Club
Operator Sevilla Fútbol Club
Capacity 44,000[1]
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1955
Opened 7 September 1958
Architect James Cox / Manuel Muñoz Monasterio
Tenants
Sevilla FC (1958–present)
Spain national football team (selected matches)

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, and is named after the club's former president, who served Sevilla for seventeen years in the early 20th century and helped pioneer the building of the ground.[2] 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 five times at home; to AZ in the 2006–07 UEFA Cup group stage, to CSKA Moscow in the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League, to Real Betis in the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League , to Manchester City in the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League and to Bayern Munich in the 2017–18 UEFA Champions 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 neɾˈβjon] 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 Brazil2–1 Soviet UnionGroup 6 (First Round)
8 July 1982 West Germany3–3 (5–4 on penalties) FranceSemi-finals

References

  1. "Sevilla Fútbol Club - La entidad". Sevilla FC. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  2. "Ten things you may not know about the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán". La Liga. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
Preceded by
Heysel Stadium
Brussels
European Cup
Final venue

1986
Succeeded by
Praterstadion
Vienna


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