Estadio Benito Villamarín

Estadio Benito Villamarín

Home to Real Betis, Estadio Benito Villamarin is located in Seville, Spain. Originally called Estadio de Heliopoli, the stadium was built in 1929 for the Ibero-American Exposition. The first football match played at the venue was an international tie between Spain and Portugal. Since then it has been re-developed twice, and was one of the stadiums used to host World Cup 1982.

The Estadio Benito Villamarin hosted two matches in World Cup 1982. Both matches were Group 6 first round clashes, one between Brazil and Scotland and the other between Brazil and New Zealand.


Location: Seville

Capacity: 50,253

Construction: 1929, Renovated in 1982 and 2000

Matches: Brazil 4 : 1 Scotland (June 18), Brazil 4 : 0 New Zealand (June 23)


World Cup 1982 Venues : Santiago Bernabeu, Vicente Calderon, Camp Nou, Sarria, Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Benito Villamarin, San Mames, Jose Zorrilla, La Rosaleda, Luis Casanova, La Romareda, Martinez Valero, Carlos Tartiere, El Molinon, Jose Rico Perez, Balaidos and Riazor.