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Attending a Betis match
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Real Betis Official Site
Sevilla F.C. Official Site
PRICE OF TICKET:
25 - 90 € depending on seat and match.
REAL BETIS BALOMPIE:
Stadium: Ruiz de Lopera
Address: Avda de Heliópolis s/n
Tel: (34) 954 610 340
SEVILLE FUTBOL CLUB:
Stadium: Sánchez Pizjuán
Address: Avda Eduardo Dato s/n
Tel: (34) 954 535 353
Season generally begins late August and runs through early June. League matches are most often played on Sunday, with some matches falling on Saturday or Wednesday nights.
When it comes to spectator sports there is perhaps none more popular than fútbol, and Seville boasts two first division teams in Real Betis Balompie and Sevilla Futbol Club.
Betis colors are green and white and their games are held in Ruiz de Lopera Stadium, in the Heliopolis neighborhood. Sevilla colors are red and white and they play in Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, in the Nervión neighborhood. The season generally runs from late August until early June. The league schedule ensures there will be a match in Seville every weekend, as the two teams alternate home and away games. The only exception is twice per year when the two teams play each other in a match which captivates the entire city. The rivalry between the two is heated, and it is hard to find a sevillano who doesn't have an allegiance to one team. Matches typically take place on Sundays, although a few are on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Both teams compete often compete in the UEFA Cup, bringing visitors to Seville from other countries in Europe.
The regular season brings teams such as Barcelona and Real Madrid to Seville, which are often the most popular games for visitors to the city. We recommend purchasing tickets to the matches in Seville for a better price. In General you can show up at the stadium a few hours before the match and purchase from the ticket window, or taquilla. Depending on the match you may choose to purchase from a reseller at the stadium and obtain a better price, but be sure to verify the location of your seats before purchasing. This also gives you the opportunity to see some of the pre-match activity around the stadium. It is possible to purchase a few days in advance at the stadium ticket window, which is generally open in the mornings. Tickets can be purchased in the center on calle Tetuan in a small shop which specializes in ticket sales for football, bullfights and other events.
Before attending a game you may want to purchase team gear such as a scarf, shirt or flag. Both teams have official stores: for Real Betis you can find one in the center on calle Castelar, in the Arenal neighborhood. There is also a store at the stadium. Sevilla F.C. has a team store at the stadium. You can also purchase team apparel and gear at El Corte Inglés (Plaza del Duque location) and other sports shops in the center. If you are looking for a team jersey many times you can find better prices from the past year's model.