Real Betis launches international design competition for new stadium

Real Betis Balompié has announced an international design competition for a new Benito Villamarín Stadium. The administration board of the Spanish LaLiga side has opened the window for the reception of necessary paperwork for all professionals and firms interested in participating in the competition. 

The aim of the international competition is the design of the new Preferencia Stand (West Stand), and also actions on the outside and inside elements of the rest of the stands – Gol Norte, Fondo and Gol Sur (North, East and South Stand, respectively) – as well as a roof to cover all four stands. All of these elements must be adapted to the new aesthetic trends of the brand “Real Betis Balompié”, transforming the fan experience, the business model, and the spectator attendance of the current Stadium.


The idea must be innovative and integrate the business model developed by Real Betis Balompié to complete a Stadium that is alive 365 days a year, with special importance of a wide range of leisure and entertainment experiences, both on match days and non-match days, with a prominent role for new technologies, sustainability and inclusion. Similarly, the idea must include the urban and commercial development planning.


The budget for the project is €70 million, with construction set to begin in June 2024.

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Major development

This competition means the first formal step in one of the most important projects in the history of Spanish LaLiga side, Real Betis Balompié, which is to adapt Benito Villamarín Stadium to the needs of modern-times football, highlighting the importance of the comfort and convenience of the fans.
The New Stadium project is one of the foundations of Real Betis Strategic Plan 2022-2026, presented by the Club’s president Ángel Haro in the latest shareholders meeting. It will considerably increase the revenue of the institution in ticketing, hospitality, events, retail, and new goods and services, both on match days and the rest of the year.
Any party interested in participating in the competition must present proof of previous experience in the building of top-level stadiums. The due date for any professional or firm to present the paperwork necessary is the 21st of March of 2023.

The terms and conditions of the competition can be downloaded here: Call for proposals New Benito Villamarín Stadium

Source & imagery, courtesy: Real Betis

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