Want to see one of Spain's best clubs play? Of course you do, get Athletic Bilbao tickets today. Popularly known as Los Leones (the Lions) because of the fact that the San Mamés stadium was built near a church called San Mamés (Mammes was an early Christian who, after being thrown to the lions by the Romans, managed to tame them). After finishing seventh last season, meaning they just qualified for the Europa League, Club Athletic will be hoping they can push on and challenge for Champions League places and a good cup run.
Athletic Bilbao History
Athletic Bilbao have a rich and proud history and can claim to be one of only three teams to have never been relegated from Spain's top division. Founded in 1901, the club from Bilbao have won 8 La Liga titles and an amazing 24 Copa Del Reys, second only behind Barcelona in terms of victories. Widely recognised as the best team from the Basque Country, Athletic Bilbao have a long policy of only having Basque players (from both Spain and France). This policy, although undoubtedly successful, has drawn certain amounts of criticism for its exclusivity.
Athletic Bilbao Stadium
Athletic Bilbao play their homes at the 53,289 seater San Mamés Stadium. Completed in 2014, the modern stadium features an impressive light display that is similar to Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena and is also situated on the banks of the River Nervíon. In 2015 the San Mamés Stadium was named as the Sports Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore. Come ee the San Mamés Stadium light up with your Athletic Bilbao tickets.