I’m originally from England and it’s only a 2-3hr flight to Spain so in the past we spent quite a few of our holidays there and grew to love the country.
I was lucky enough to retire at a relatively young age and we decided to move over on a more permanent basis, in 2005 we bought a house in a small quiet town in the province of Sevilla around 1hrs drive from the city and spend September through to the end of May there, returning to England to escape the frying temp of Sevilla every July/August.
I’ve always been a football fan and have followed Sheffield United through many more downs than ups all my life so on moving here I had the choice of supporting Sevilla or Betis. Due to there being a Sevilla fc peña based in a bar at the end of our street I chose Sevilla and started going to a few games, the few became more and more so this year I decided to buy a season ticket.
The atmosphere in the Sanchez pizjuan is something special, I’ve visited a number of stadiums in Spain including the Camp Nou and in my opinion nothing comes close.
I would urge all of you on here who have never experienced it to do all you can to visit this wonderful city of Sevilla and if possible take in a game, you won’t regret it.
As a footnote My birth city of Sheffield is also the place where football was born in 1857 and the first ever football club in the world is still going strong. Take a look if you’re interested in reading on how this game we all love started.