Spain: Andalusia prepares for World Cup

source:; author: Paulina Skóra

Spain: Andalusia prepares for World Cup Juanma Moreno, President of the Junta de Andalucía, the Regional Government of Andalusia, presented the latest visualization of the renovated La Cartuja stadium via social media. All this in preparation for the venue to become a host for several matches during the 2030 FIFA World Cup. What exactly will change?


La Cartuja takes center stage

The planned renovation of La Cartuja will mainly involve enlarging the stands with an additional ring, bringing spectators closer to the pitch and providing 12,000 extra seats. There is also consideration for the temporary installation of athletics tracks for international events, similar to what is already done at other similar stadiums. The aim is to improve access, ensure a pleasant environment, and implement a robust mobility plan to make entry and exit from the venue more convenient for fans.

Through modernization, the venue would reach a capacity of 70,000 seats, and after adding space for staff, press, and stadium operations, there would be a total of 75,000 seats. This would enable the organization of a greater number of high-level events.

Design of La Cartuja© Juanma Moreno

Betis and Sevilla await

The current venue was inaugurated on May 5, 1999, and now has a capacity of 57,619 spectators. It is estimated that the works, costing around €20 million, will take about eight months and will begin after all events planned for 2024 have concluded.

However, this might disrupt Real Betis's plans, as they intended to move to La Cartuja during works at Benito Villamarín. Additionally, Sevilla FC also plans to move to La Cartuja when the renovation of the new Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium begins. Although there are no exact plans yet, as these works are in the preliminary project stage, the start of the last venue’s modernization is expected to be in June 2026.

Design of La Cartuja© Juanma Moreno

La Rosaleda in line

Andalusia has everything to be a venue for several matches of the 2030 World Cup! We present an ambitious proposal for the renovation of our stadiums, which aspire to be among the best in Spain, wrote Juanma Moreno on the X portal.

Additionally, Juanma Moreno also presented the project for the renovation of La Rosaleda, the second venue where Andalusia intends to host the 2030 World Cup. Two renovated stadiums with maximum capacity, which will leave a legacy of prosperity for the next decades. We are prepared to play an important role in this tournament, he declared.