Sevilla wants a Sánchez Pizjuán for 60,000 people

With almost 40,000 members with the right to a seat and a capacity for only 44,000, with numerus clausus and a waiting list when it comes to subscribing, a Seville with capital aspirations is obviously too small for the current Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. That is why the club is already thinking about a complete remodeling of the stadium, now conditioned for the final of the Europa League 2021. And that reconstruction would include a third ring that would allow it to reach 60,000 spectators. José Castro, Seville president, confirms the idea: “There are no season tickets, tickets are missing, therefore there is a lack of space. The third ring can be done, and we are studying how and when. “

José María Cruz, CEO, maintains that line with his usual caution: “The project for the future expansion of the stadium It is underway and the intention is that we can have a first study of ideas in the coming months. The Council is determined to start it as soon as possible and obviously it will be expensive and complicated, not so much for the technique but for combining it with continuing to play matches in the meantime. “

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After the completion of the goals high stands in the 70s, Sánchez Pizjuán reached 70,000 spectators, reduced to 66,000 by the 82nd World Cup. In the 90s, with the UEFA decree that all spectators be seated, dropped to 43,000. With the remodeling of the Fondo stand that the Nervión club premiered last season, the capacity was expanded to 44,000. The idea is that this third ring will host at least 15 to 16,000 more spectators.

The entity's director of facilities, Santiago Balbontín, reveals some of the technical details of the great work that may be coming. “It takes three to five years if you don't stop playing in the stadium. It's a 60-year-old building. It is planned to cover it in Preference, but not in Goals and Fund, so it would need a reinforcement in the foundations. “