From 2000-2010 the stadium was called Estadio Manuel Ruiz de Lopera after the President of the football club at the time. However, after a popular vote, the ground reverted to its previous name.
Estadio Benito Villamarín staged two games during the 1982 World Cup, Brazil's 4-1 win over Scotland and Brazil's 4-0 win over New Zealand.
The Estadio Benito Villamarín lies on Avenida la Palmera south of the historic city center of Sevilla and not far from Plaza de Espana. Access to the stadium is fairly straight forward by either bus or taxi. Walking would take about 45 minutes from the cathedral area.
Except for the really big games against the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and the local derby, tickets can be bought on the day of the match up to 15 minutes before kick off.
Cross-town rivals Sevilla play their home games to the north east at Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan.