Estadio San Mames, Bilbao

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San Mamés Stadium, was a football stadium in Bilbao, Biscay, Spain. The stadium was the home of Athletic Bilbao, known as Los Leones de San Mamés-Bilboko lehoiak (The Lions of San Mamés). They are known as Los Leones because their stadium was built near a church called San Mamés (Saint Mammes). Mammes was an early Christian, according to legend, who was thrown to the lions by the Romans.The club's new stadium, of the same name, was inaugurated on 16 September 2013.HistoryOpened in 1913, it was Spain's oldest built stadium before its demolition a distinction that together with its religious heritage has given rise to the nickname La Catedral .The first match at the stadium in August 1913 was a friendly between Athletic and Racing Club de Irún in a replay of the 1913 FEF Copa del Rey Final, which was the opening game of a triangular tournament also involving Shepherd's Bush F.C. The first goal was scored by the famous striker Pichichi.San Mamés could seat almost forty thousand people and was renowned for the unique and boisterous atmosphere its crowds of devoted and loyal fans would create on match-days.
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  • Our family was very excited to visit and enjoyed even more than we expected. Sadly, we arrived only 1 hour before closing time so we had to choose between seeing the stadium or the museum. We chose th...  more »
  • Still missing the old San Mamés, this stadium is supercómodo and with great advances, without forgetting that it is now a little less difficult to get tickets because of its expansion of capacity with respect to each other.
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  • This photo is of the old stadium. The new one is a marvel, modern, technological, and very functional. But we yearn for the "taste" and the "sound" of the old field.
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  • An absolutely unbelievable stadium with one of the best atmospheres I've ever seen. We took the tour, which was so detailed and interesting. The guide was magnificent, you could see her passion for the club in the tour alone. We did the tour on Friday and the game vs Barca on the Sunday. 100% recommended for anyone with even the slightest interest in football.
  • Very knowledgeable tour guide. Everyone friendly, helpful and couldn't do enough
  • This stadium won an international stadium of the year award for it's design. And for good reason.This panoramic 360° 3D photo is bst seen with a VR headset.
  • Interesting... upstairs had great food which was really cheap with a nice view of the stadium. Gift shop good, however chexk the sizes. Asked for medium gents t shirt. and got a ladies instead.... hubby got it on and then we had to peel it from him.... worth the laugh 🤣🤣😁😁😀
  • Very nice stadium! I did a tour for 14EUR, it takes aprox 1h and it is definitely worth to do. Must see in Bilbao :)
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