Real Betis Balompié, SAD, more commonly referred to as Real Betis is a Spanish football club based in Seville, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Founded on 12 September 1907, it currently plays in the La Liga Segunda Division, having been relegated from the Primera Division in the 2013-14 season. It holds home games at Estadio Benito Villamarín in the south of the city.
Among other titles, the club – which in 1932 became the first Andalusian team to play in La Liga – won the Primera División in 1935 and the Copa del Rey in 1977 and 2005.
Both the King of Spain Juan Carlos I and his son Prince Felipe de Borbon are honorary members of the club. Maintaining an historic city rivalry with Sevilla FC, its motto is Viva el Betis manque pierda! ("Long live Betis even when they lose!").
Estadio Benito Villamarín is a football stadium in Seville, Spain. It is the home stadium of Real Betis. Opened in 1929, the stadium has a capacity of 60,720 seats.
Between 1979 and 1982, the capacity of the stadium was increased up to 50,253 for the 1982 FIFA World Cup when it hosted 2 group matches.
In July 2016, the southern stand of the stadium was demolished for expansion. After re-modelization, the total capacity of the stadium will increase from 52,000 to 60,720 seats. It is expected to complete the reconstruction process in August 2017.