After the disappointing loss to Deportivo La Coruña last week something at the club needed to change; that’s right the velvety green turf.

‘Velvety green’ is how you should be describing the pitch, but in truth, it is far from that description. The ground staff do have a difficult job in keeping the playing turf in tip-top condition in the sweltering heat of Seville, Spain’s hottest city, which as we know can quite easily reach over 40 degrees throughout the summer.

With the temperature lowering around Europe, Pepe Mel and the club have decided now is the right time for a revamp. The timing is good as Betis don’t play at home again until 17th October against Espanyol. The reason for the 23 day break is two consecutive away trips (Sporting just gone and Rayo Vallecano coming up) followed by an international break.

The club also plan to do the same to the Ciudad Deportivo Luis Del Sol training ground. So on the 17th October, have a gander at the pitch, or to use that wonderful Spanish word – el césped.