Estadio Benito Villamarin is a stadium in Seville, Spain, and the home of Real Betis since its completion in 1929. It has a capacity of 60,720.
As early as 1912, the Spanish architect Anibal Gonzalez Alvarez-Ossorio had an initial design of a stadium for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. The executive committee has commissioned the architect Antonio Illanes del Rio to complete the design in 1923. Several locations were considered for the new stadium when finally the current location was chosen by commissar Cruz Conde. The technical study for its construction was carried out by Manuel Maria Smith who has designed the San Mames Stadium of Bilbao in 1913. The construction works were launched in 1923 and finally completed by the end of 1928.
Inauguration to 1939
The newly built Estadio de la Exposicion was officially inaugurated on March 17, 1929, hosting an international match where Spain defeated Portugal 5-0.