Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sevilla Will Have Room To Grow

You win the club's first trophy in 58 years, win another just a couple of months later, and you're in contention for three more a year later. What's your next move? Well, you add on to your stadium of course, strike while the iron's hot, as they say. Sevilla is going to add 20,000 seats to the Ramon Sanchez Pijuan, which already holds 45,000.

The plan is to add a third deck to the stadium, at a cost of $135M. The new capacity (65,000) would still leave Sevilla behind both the Camp Nou (98,787) and the Santiago Bernabeu (80,354), but it would pass the Manuel Ruiz de Lopera (52,700), the stadium of local rivals Real Betis.

Possibly the most interesting part of the report is the blurb that Barcelona is planning to expand as well, looking to take their capacity up to 115,000.

Sevilla, UEFA Cup Champion, to Spend EU100 Million on Stadium [Bloomberg]


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