San Mames Stadium, 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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  • I know that at night it lights up, always a stadium of football category to care and San Mamés is no less
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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