José María del Nido Carrasco, chief executive of Sevilla, has revealed that the LaLiga club’s budget for a major redevelopment of the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán has increased from €200m (£174m/$212m) to €350m.
Sevilla plans on opening the new-look stadium on July 1, 2028. The stadium’s capacity will increase from 42,500 to 55,000, with Del Nido Carrasco stating that 10% of the seats will be for VIP guests.
The Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán would become the sixth largest stadium in Spain, behind the Camp Nou, Santiago Bernabéu, Cívitas Metropolitano, Benito Villamarín and La Cartuja.
Reports emerged in July that Sevilla was leaning towards a renovation of the stadium that would increase the capacity to 55,000. Sevilla is reported to be favouring the plan proposed by engineering, design and consultancy firm IDOM ahead of a separate plan put forward by Legends.
The Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán opened in 1958. Work on the redevelopment of the stadium is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2026 and last around two years.
Del Nido Carrasco said: “Our strategic plan includes several lines of action. In infrastructure, for example, the projection of a new Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán for 2028 and the conversion of the sports city into a sports and business campus stand out.
“We are expanding our business channels to reach a larger budget and our new step to differentiate ourselves from others is in digitalisation and new technologies, where we have become an international reference.”