Visiting Seville? The city is famous for its huge cathedral, the Royal Alcazar and Plaza de Espana Star Wars filming location. However, Seville is also home to one of the most successful clubs in Spain and Europe, Sevilla FC. Let me share images from my experience on a Sevilla stadium tour.
Sevilla FC Club Shop – Stadium Tour Start / Finish Point
The Sevilla FC stadium tour starts to the left of the club shop. As a result we have a chance to look inside the club shop before we take the tour. Do you want to pose for your pictures inside the stadium in a Sevilla shirt? Or maybe pose with a Sevilla scarf from the directors box? If so, arrive beforehand and buy the merchandise you wish.
Sevilla FC Museum
The first stop on the Sevilla FC stadium tour is the museum. There’s no guide on this tour therefore you’re free to spend as little or as long as you want in the museum. A few permanent exhibitions include the train 766 accident, cenotaphs, golden anniversary, champions of Spain and our colours, Pichichi and the golden boot, hall of fame, managers as well as several trophies.
Six UEFA Cups
For me, the most impressive part of the Sevilla Museum are the six UEFA trophies on display. In addition to admiring these trophies you can also watch highlights of how and where they were won on the large screen behind them.
European Super Cup
In 2006 Sevilla beat Barcelona 3-0 at Stade Louis II in Monaco to win the UEFA Super Cup. This is the only time Sevilla FC have won the trophy despite 6 appearances. Another highlight of the Sevilla FC Museum is viewing and perhaps taking your photo with the UEFA Super Cup.
Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Facts
After visiting the Sevilla FC Museum we can now walk out into the director’s box. Sit in one of the padded VIP seats whilst you take in this stadium. Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan has a capacity larger than 42,000 making it the ninth biggest stadium in Spain. Lastly, famous matches played here include the 1982 World Cup semi final between France and West Germany as well as the 1986 European Cup final where Bucharest beat Barcelona.
Have you seen the Sevilla FC press conferences on TV? Not only can you visit the press room but you can also pose for pictures in the managers seat. Maybe even make a YouTube video!?
Take a peek into the Sevilla FC home team dressing room. As you would imagine the home team facilities are far superior to the those of the away team. As well as checking out your favourite players area look at the ‘Aqui comienza toda’ motivational words written on the roof.
The Sevilla players tunnel is set up to intimidate the opposition even before they meet the fans on the pitch. The current Sevilla squad is displayed as you walk through the players tunnel. Pride for the home team, intimidation at who they are facing for the away team. Finally, we come to the Sevilla club logo before entering the pitch.
Pitch and Dugout
Stand pitch side where the managers stand as they direct their teams on matchday. Additionally, you’re invited to sit in the dugout and feel this unique part of the stadium. Famous managers who have used these dugouts include, Juande Ramos and Unai Emery. Other visiting managers include, Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, Zinedine Zidane and Carlos Ancelotti.
Enjoy Your Seville FC Stadium Tour
Whether you’re a Sevilla fan or not. Whether you’re a football fan or not. Taking a Sevilla stadium tour is an eye opening experience from admiring the architecture to the clubs deep history. You won’t see six UEFA cups side by side anywhere else in the world. Buy your tickets online direct from the official Sevilla site.
Love Spanish football? Why not watch Athletic Bilbao and Valencia?