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Design & Development

Real Betis invites design proposals for stadium revamp

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Real Betis is inviting proposals from architecture companies to design a redeveloped Estadio Benito Villamarín, with the LaLiga club hoping to begin work on the project in June 2024.

The project will focus on a new Preferencia stand and will include improvements to the Gol Norte, Fondo and Gol Sur stands. A roof for the four stands will also be installed.

Betis’ board of directors has launched a process for interested parties to submit their design bids to redevelop the stadium, which has a capacity of 60,000.

The club expects the redevelopment to cost approximately €70m (£62.3m/$74.7m), with the project to be supported by funding Betis will receive as part of LaLiga Impulso, the league’s strategic venture with global investment fund CVC Capital Partners.

It is hoped the project will help transform the stadium into a year-round venue, with a focus to be placed on leisure and entertainment experiences both on match days and non-match days. The project will also focus on new technologies, sustainability and inclusion.

Betis said the announcement marks the first formal step in “one of the most important projects” in the history of the club. The project is one of the pillars of the club’s 2022-2026 strategic plan and is designed to considerably increase its revenue.

Architecture firms interested in working with Betis must show evidence of previous work on “first-level” stadiums. The deadline for submitting the documentation is March 21.

The project is expected to take between 18 and 20 months. In November, José Miguel López Catalán, vice-president of the club, said that the “innovative” project would seek to transform the stadium into a multi-purpose destination that can generate income throughout the year.