El Centrocampista

Bilbao: Estadio San Mamés

Official Name: Estadio San Mamés
Inauguration: 21 August 1913
First match: Athletic Club – Real Unión de Irún
Capacity: 40,000 seats
Address: Alameda de Mazarredo, 23. 48009 Bilbao, Vizcaya

Getting There

The famous old stadium, known locally as la Catedral is situated in central Bilbao, around 2 km east of the old city centre – within easy walking distance of most areas and Bilbao’s two adjacent rail stations. In fact it is a 30 minute straight walk east down the Gran Via to the stadium.

Both of Bilbao’s two metro lines (L1 and L2) take you to the stadium, which has its own stop.  San Mamés is just three stops from the main station at Abando.

It is also possible to get the Euskotran to San Mamés which runs along the river Nervión, passing the old city town, train stations and Guggenheim museum.

Address: Alameda de Mazarredo, 23. 48009 Bilbao, Vizcaya


Athletic Club have some of the most loyal supporters in Spain and home games at San Mamés regularly sell-out. If available, tickets can be purchased from booths at the stadium. If the game is on a Sunday, these are open on Friday from 1730-1930, Saturday from 1030-1300 and 1730-2000. On the day of the game they open at 1030 and close at 1330 and then reopen again two hours from kick-off.

If still available, tickets can be bought at the gates of the stadium before matches.

Ticket prices vary with the cheapest costing  €36 and the most expensive priced around €75 for seats in the ‘lateral’.

Stadium Tour and Museum

Stadium tours of San Mamés run Tuesdays to Saturdays and begin at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1315, 1630, 1730, and 1815. During the winter the final two tours leave at 1715 and 1800.  Sundays tours run at 1030, 1130, 1230, and 1315. It is also possible to visit the museum separately  however it is closed on the afternoon of match days and there are also no tours after 1330. The tour cost €6 for adults.

For more information and bookings call +34 94 441 39 54 (094 441 39 54 from Spain) or email saladetrofeos@fundacionathleticclub.net

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