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Soccer in Sevilla

Sevilla, just as the rest of Spain, has a passion for soccer. There are two soccer teams in the city: Real Betis Balompie and Sevilla Fútbol Club.

Betis colors are green and white whereas Sevilla wears red and white. The two teams play at their respective home stadiums every other weekend, mainly on Sundays. In season, which starts in early September and runs through May or early June, there is a soccer match almost every weekend.

Both clubs offer stadium tours.

Real Betis Balompie

Estadio Benito Villamarín (52,000 seats)
Avenida de la Palmera

Sevilla Fútbol Club

Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan (45,000 seats)
Avenida Eduardo Dato

Buying tickets

Don't expect this to be cheap. Soccer players are top stars and they make you pay to see them in action. Seats behind the goals (entrada de gol) cost about 20 euros. If you want good seats (tribuna or preferencia) you will need to pay more. The best thing to do is to go to the stadium the day before the match and get tickets at the box office. Of course, ticket prices go up and matches tend to sell out when the visiting team is a soccer powerhouse like Barcelona or Real Madrid. As with bullfights, avoid people who are trying to sell you tickets on the street corner. You may end up paying for a fake ticket that won't be accepted at the gate.