San Mamés Stadium (Spanish: Estadio San Mamés [esˈtaðjo sam maˈmes]; also known as La Catedral [la kateˈðɾal], "The Cathedral"), 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, born in A.D. 259, who was thrown to the lions by the Romans.To plan Bilbao vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
The club's new stadium, of the same name, was inaugurated on 16 September 2013.
San Mames Stadium reviews
Lovely stadium with a nice modern design. Sports bar is brilliant and excellent place to eat and drink at affordable prices. Stadium is easily accessible with great public transport near by. more »
La Liga has always been my favourite football leaque in Europe and when I saw this beautiful structure from the opposite bank of the Nervion River, I told my wife that we need to make our way there... more »
The best football stadium I've ever visited. I'm not a supporter of Athletic Bilbao but that place was unique and it is possible to watch a match wherever you sit in. Impressive, at least for people from Italy.
If you have an interest in football, even a slight interest, then this is a must. A club with a unique identity and amazing facilities that put most English clubs to shame. The museum and the subsequent tour were excellent. The store also offered something for the whole family to take away as a memory. I am a converted Athletico supporter!
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