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.To plan Bilbao vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
San Mames Stadium Reviews
Se que de noche se ilumina , siempre un estadio de fútbol de categoría a la cuidan y San Mamés no es menos more »I know that at night it lights up, always a stadium of football category to care and San Mamés is no less
Ya sea por ser del Athletic o por gustarte el futbol en sí, no puedes perderte la excelente visita guiada al museo + estadio. El museo es muy extenso y completo, y la visita al estadio bastante comple... more »Whether it's Athletic or soccer itself, you can't miss the excellent guided tour of the museum + stadium. The museum is very extensive and complete, and the visit to the stadium quite complete as well. Visit essential if you like football.
Spectacular stadium that is easily accessible from the ground floor. Not too much climbing required to get up. Nice reception area with the bar to keep the party going, although it can get a little warm at times depending on the crowd in the area. Overall it was a fairly nice place though the pitch was not as well maintained as a world class soccer stadium ought to be.
Amazing stadium, I’ve been in several places and hight (except behind the goals) and I can confirm that the view of the match is exceptional. You feel so inside the game that you will feel like a coach. Apart of the stadium itself; if you come to watch to play Athletic Bilbao you probably will freak out of its authentic and unique supporters, passion and vision of living and loving the football. The intensity of the game it is outstanding.
Build a planTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
View all >
Side trips from Bilbao
Museums in Bilbao
Hidden gems in Bilbao
Historic Sites in Bilbao
Nearby attractions in Bilbao
Plans to San Mames Stadium by other users
5 days in Bilbao BY A USER FROM GIBRALTAR February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Bilbao BY A USER FROM SPAIN October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Basque Country & Bayonne BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 58 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Santander & Marvao BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Basque Country BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium