I’m glad I was able to make it to a soccer game during my time in Spain. It was a difficult process to get tickets for the teams I specifically wanted to see, but the team I was able to get tickets for was one of Sevilla’s teams - Sevilla FC. Since I saved money by not going on any big trips, I decided to splurge a bit on my ticket so I could have a good seat in the middle and close to the field. I ended up being just a few rows back from the field and loved feeling so close to the action. At the start of the game there was a song that everyone sang and throughout the game there were periodic chants and cheers from the stands. We ended up winning 1-0. At the end of the game I stayed as long as I could in the stands to take it all in. Just before the remaining people were all ushered out, a couple of players came back out onto the field to the delight of the group of children who were waiting by the railing for them.
When I left the stadium I visited the official store and explored the items for a bit, setting on a scarf to add to my collection of soccer team scarves and a beanie since it was starting to get colder around that time. When I left the store there were still some people in the area and as I was starting to walk home I was quickly blocked by fences and a line of security personnel. There was a mini crowd of people so I decided to stick around to see what the fuss was about. After a while, the players from the team exited the building and got onto the team bus. A man in front of me had noticed me behind him and invited me to go in front so I could get a better view. Overall the people I had encountered were not only very enthusiastic about the team and game, but also very welcoming and friendly to other fans.