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Estadio San Mamés: How to get there and how to buy tickets (2022)

Athletic replaced their old stadium with Estadio San Mames, which had served the club for almost 100 years but which could not offer the facilities of the modern stadiums of these days.

Estadio San Mames

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Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Saturday, 02.July 2022 — 3min read

History and description

The newly built Estadio San Mamés replaced the old stadium, Athlétic's old stadium, which had served the club for almost 100 years. However, this stadium did not offer the facilities of modern-day stadiums, such as seating and amenities for fans. The stadium was finally completed in May 2015. First plans for the construction of a new stadium were made as early as 2004, and contracts were signed by the end of 2006. Athletic presented the definite plans for the stadium in 2009, and building works started late 2010. The stadium was finally completed in May 2015.

The stadium was built on the site of the old Vitoria-Gasteiz-Athletic stadium, which had been in use since 1924. It has a capacity of 53,000 and cost €147 million to build.

Only three-quarters of the stadium had been completed at the time, with the one end left open so Athletic could keep playing their home matches at the old San Mamés while the new stadium was built. Work continued on the remaining end during the 2013-14 season, and were completed before the start of the 2014-15 season.

The Euro 2020 Championships were initially selected to be played at Estadio San Mames, but due to strict restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, their spot was taken by the Estadio La Cartuja in Seville.

How to get to San Mames

The Estadio San Mamés is located in central Bilbao. The stadium is located east of Bilbao's old city center, but closer to its main shopping areas, and also at just a 15-minute walk from Bilbao's famous Guggenheim museum. It is not more than a 30-minute walk to the stadium from most city centre areas as well as Bilbao's two main railway stations, which are next to each other. Following the shopping street Gran Via west will get you to the stadium.

Alternatively, the stadium can be reached by Metro. Both Bilbao's two Metro lines pass the stadium. Take the Metro at Casco Viejo in the old center or at Abando at the railway stations, and get off after a few stops at station San Mames.

It costs 1.50 euros for the ticket. If you're coming from the Guggenheim, there is a tram stop a few blocks from the stadium. This tram line runs along the banks of the river Nervión and also passes by the old city center and train stations. The fare is 1.50 Euros.

If arriving by car, the stadium can be easily reached coming from the A-8 motorway. Take exit 117 toward Bilbao, and drive up north over the Avenida Sabino Arnana. After about 600 metres, the stadium will be one block to your left.

Address: Felipe Serrate s/n, Bilbao

Eat, drink, and sleep near San Mames

The stadium is easily accessible by public transport, and there are a number of nearby hotels. Several hotels are close to Estadio San Mamés. Hotel Hesperia Zubialde, Hotel San Mames, Hotel Abba Parque, and NH Villa de Bilbao all have good reviews and are only a few minutes away from the stadium.

Choose from a variety of hotels near San Mames, all within reasonable walking distance of the city center.

Athletic Bilbao Tickets

Tickets for Athletic Club matches can be bought online, by visiting the ticket windows of San Mames two days before the match (in the morning and evening hours). Tickets are available at the ticket windows of San Mamés from two hours before the start of the match. The attendance of Athletic?s has shot up since their move to a new stadium, however tickets for most matches will be available on the day. It is advised to book in advance though for the Madrid and Barcelona games as well as local derbies.

Ticket prices typically range from $30.00 for a seat behind the goal to $110.00 for the best seats at one of the sides.

Relevant Internet links

The Athletic Club website is the official website of Athletic Club. Bilbao.net is the tourism website of the Bilbao city council. Metrobilbao.com is an information site about the Bilbao metro. Euskotren.es is an information site about the Euskotran system. Kristof Vanhouteghem wrote: 8 December 2016 at 11:17 am I attended a match vs Real Madrid in 2015 (Athletic won 1-0). Nuevo San Mames is a fantastic stadium with a very nice Basque atmosphere and close to the city centre. You can be ?against modern football? but not if you have seen this beauty! As Athletic has an ?only Basque players? policy, it is a huge performance that they survive every season again and again in the primera division.

I attended a match against Real Madrid at Nuevo San Mames Stadium in 2015 (Athletic won 1-0). The stadium has a very nice Basque atmosphere and is close to the city centre. It is also ?against modern football? to not enjoy this beauty!

Athletic's ?only Basque players? policy ensures that they maintain a presence in the premier division each year, even though they have few Basque players.

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