- Address: Avenida de Heliópolis, Seville
- Country: Spain
- Capacity: 60,000
- Opened: 17 March 1929
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Real Betis (football)
Extra stadium info – Estadio Benito Villamarín
The football stadium, which was renovated several times, became one of the largest sports venues by capacity in Spain. It hosted two FIFA World Cup matches in 1982. The national football team of Brazil won both world championship games. They won the first match 4-1 against Scotland and they won the second match 4-0 against New Zealand. The first game attracted a crowd of 47,000 and the second game attracted a crowd of 43,000.
Real Betis Balompié use the Estadio Benito Villamarín for home games. The club was founded in 1907. The first match between Betis and their arch-rivals Sevilla FC took place on 8 February 1915. The game was not finished because the referee abandoned the match after spectators invaded the football field. Betis won their first Spanish top-flight football league title in 1935. They won the Spanish cup competition in 1977 for the first time in their history. Real Betis won their second Spanish cup title in 2005 after beating Club Atlético Osasuna. They drew an average attendance of 33,000 in 19 home games during that domestic league season.
The UEFA Champions League
On 13 September 2005, Real Betis made their debut in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. They faced the English football giants Liverpool FC that day. The European championship match between Betis and Liverpool FC took place at the Estadio Benito Villamarín. It attracted a crowd of 34,000. The English visitors won the game. Arturo García Muñoz scored the only goal for Betis in the match. He played 270 domestic league matches for Real Betis. In 2005, Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC finished above Real Betis in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. The Belgian side RSC Anderlecht finished below Real Betis in the group stage of the tournament.