Among the football arenas of Spain one of the mostthe colorful and iconic is the stadium of Seville "Ramon Sanchez Pizjuán", also known as the "Bombonera". This article will discuss its history and features.
The land on which the home arena is now locatedFC Sevilla, was bought in the distant 1937 by the president of the football club Ramon Sánchez Pisjuan. However, because of the civil war in Spain, the construction of the stadium was postponed all the time.
In 1954, they announced a competition of projects for the construction of a new football arena. His winner was the architect, who participated in the creation of the legendary Madrid stadium "Santiago Bernabéu".
The construction of the Seville stadium began inthe end of 1956. He was in the future to replace the outdated and low-level arena "De Nervión", which was not suitable for international matches, including the Champions Cup matches and the Spanish national team.
Unfortunately, Ramon Sanchez Pisjuan never saw his dream - he died a month before the construction began. It was in his honor that the new leadership of FC Sevilla decided to name the new stadium.
The first official match between the local club andteam "Real Jaen" in the new arena was held in September 1958. Due to changes in the project budget, the final capacity of the stadium was not the planned 70 thousand spectators, but only 53. At that time there was only the first level of the stands, and the upper tiers appeared as a result of the 1974 reconstruction. Then the number of spectators reached 70 thousand.
Due to the fact that the stadium of Seville was chosenvenue for the Games of the World Cup 1982, here was another reconstruction. After it, the capacity was reduced to 66 thousand seats. Above the main platform there was a roof, which perfectly blended into the architecture of "Ramona Sanchez Pisjuan". On the retaining wall, the famous painter del Campo created a magnificent composition, in the center of which is the emblem of the local club "Seville", and around it are the logos of other teams that played here.
In the 90's the capacity of the stadium wassignificantly reduced due to the old design, and a few years ago the arena was closed for reconstruction. FC Sevilla have so far fought at the Olympic Stadium.
The main stadium of Seville "Ramon Sánchez Pizjuán",perhaps, one of the most frightening and impressive football arenas of the European continent. Spectacular places, painted in blue and red, create a strong contrast with the green lawn and the blue of the sky of Andalusia. This stadium is loved by both fans and the players themselves.
"Ramon Sánchez Pisjuan" is considered "forearm" forthe national team of Spain. In this arena, "Red Fury" held 22 fights and has never lost. For Sevilla, the stadium was also successful - in international matches under the auspices of UEFA, the team, since the 1960s, lost only twice.
During the World Cup-82, two matches were played at the stadium in Seville. At the stage of the group stage, teams from Brazil and the USSR met here, where the South Americans defeated 2: 1.
The next match went down in the history of the worldchampionships as one of the most vivid fights. In the semifinals the teams of the FRG and France agreed. The main time ended with a score of 3: 3, and in the penalty shootout the Germans celebrated the victory.
In 1986, the final of the Champions Cup took place here,in which met "Barcelona" and "Steaua". Thanks to the stunning goalkeeper Dukadam in regular time and a series of post-match penalties (he beat all four), the Romanian club for the first time in its history became the owner of the most prestigious club European trophy.
Unfortunately, the history of the stadium of Sevilla was not sparedwithout tragic dates. It was at the "Ramone Sanchez Pischuan" in August 2007 during a game with the "Real" was bad for the 23-year-old Andalusian player Antonio Puerta. Doctors fought for three days for his life, but the heart of the talented midfielder stopped forever.
In August 2017, the journalists were shown an updated "Ramon Sanchez Pizjuán". At the first stage of the reconstruction, the spectator places were renovated.
But this is not all. The management of the team plans to change lighting and scoreboards, to reconstruct podtribunnyh premises, to open a club museum and a children's room.
The facade of the football arena will also be updated. It will feature legends of the Andalusian team, including Antonio Puerta. Only one thing remains unchanged - the name "Ramon Sánchez Pisjuan".