Athletic Club Bilbao

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Athletic Club Bilbao Info

The Basque city of Bilbao takes extreme pride in the heritage of their football club Athletic Bilbao, one of the founding members of La Liga. The famous Lions are one of three clubs on the Pyrenees Peninsula to stay in the top-tier competition of Spanish football since its inception in 1929. The other two football clubs are heavyweights Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

Tenure is not the only thing Bilbao shares with the previously mentioned world-renowned Spanish clubs. The trophy case at the team's facilities displays 8 La Liga titles and a remarkable 23 Copa del Rey trophies. The Cup's achievement is only second to Barcelona's competition success.

The unique aspect of Bilbao that sets it apart from most other teams in the policy is to include only players of Basque descent. This has been a rule practice for over a century, and the team prefers to invest in local talent, creating a cohesive culture that many experts think contributed to the success.

Athletic Bilbao plays its home matches at San Mamés stadium. The venue retained the name of its predecessor but improved the capacity to 53,331 seats. The club's supporters can purchase Athletic Bilbao tickets for the exciting Primera División football match at SeatPick. The online platform offers affordable ticket prices and the opportunity to watch the Lions live as they devour their opponents on the football pitch.

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Football was transplanted into the Basque country from England at the end of the 19th century. Migrant workers from the British Isles, looking for job opportunities in the booming industrial city, and Spanish students returning from England, brought the game to the northern corner of Spain.

Even though founded in 1898, the club managed to absorb several local teams and start working on the first purpose-built football venue on the Pyrenees by 1903. The legendary San Mames stadium was opened in 1913 and nicknamed La Catedral.

Englishmen were not responsible only for the initial development. Under head coach Fred Pentland, the club won 2 La Liga titles in 1929-30 and 1930-31 seasons, signalling the emergence of a new force on the Spanish football scene. Before the Spanish Civil War broke out, 2 more titles arrived in the 1934 and 1936 seasons.

The 40s and 50s were the club's glory days, and two more league titles in 1942–43 and the 1955–56 season cemented the team's legacy. Unfortunately for loyal fans, a dry spell followed in the 60s and 70s.

The low-performing decades were interrupted with the comeback to the top of the La Liga in the 1982–83 season; a triumph repeated the following season when the Lions claimed their 8 league title. That same 1983–84 season, the club won its 23rd Copa del Rey title. Although the enthusiasm was high in Bilbao that year, it also marked the start of a new dry spell. The club has not won any title since 1984, but it stayed a contender in most seasons.

Fans planning to visit Estadio San Mamés can buy Athletic Club Bilbao tickets at SeatPick and watch their team play.

Top Rivalry

The Basque derby is a football holiday for Lion's supporters, competing for regional supremacy with Real Sociedad. Since the first match-up in 1909, the games between the local clubs have been hotly contested. The Basque teams have played in a total of 171 matches in La Liga and Copa del Rey.

The numbers show that both teams have been evenly matched - Bilbao has 69 wins versus 57 for Sociedad. Although passions are high on the pitch, the picture is not the same in the stands, where fans mix and interact freely, something unconventional for a local derby.

Top Managers

The club may not accept foreign players but has a more liberal attitude when managers are in question. Some popular names that coached local talents are Ernesto Valverde, Jupp Heynckes, Marcelo Bielsa, Joaquin Caparros, and Javier Clemente.

Famous Footballers that Played for the Lions

The policy of recruiting only footballers from the Basque region has restricted the opportunity to attract famous foreign players. Some of the popular local players include:

  • Fernando Llorente

  • Telmo Zarra

  • Dani Ruiz

  • Joseba Etxebarria

  • Raul Garcia

Estadio San Mamés - Bilbao, Spain

Stadium Name: Estadio San Mamés

Capacity: 53,331

Address: Rafael Moreno Pitxitxi, s/n, 48013, Bilbao, Spain

Description: The new San Mamés was opened in 2013, with a capacity of 53,331 seats, making it the 7th-largest football venue in Spain. It was chosen as a venue for the UEFA Euro 2020, hosting three games from the group stage and a Round of 16 matches. Apart from football matches, the stadium gets used for music concerts. Interestingly, the biggest attendance was not for a football match but a rugby game in 2018, when 52,282 people came to watch Leinster vs Racing 92.

Best Way to Travel

The venue is in central Bilbao, about a mile east of the old city centre and a 15-minute walk from the Guggenheim Museum. Public transportation is the best option to arrive at the venue and watch Athletic Club Bilbao play a La Liga fixture.

By Metro

There are two metro lines in the city, L1 and L2, and both pass the stadium. Remember to disembark at station San Mamés.

By Bus

Several buses transit near the venue, and fans can take buses 56, A3, A3336, and A3414.

Frequently Asked Questions about Athletic Club Bilbao

How do I get an Athletic Club ticket?

You can try to buy tickets on general sale via the clubs' official website. Alternatively, you can search for a good deal on the secondary market and use SeatPick to connect to a secure network of resellers.

Is Athletic Club and Bilbao the same?

Yes, the club goes by both names. Initially, the club was registered as Athletic Club. However, a decree issued in the 40s by Dictator Franco banned non-Spanish language names, requiring the club to add Bilbao to its name. Fans and sports broadcasters use the names interchangeably.

Do you have to be Basque to play for Athletic Bilbao?

The club has a policy of only recruiting footballers from the Basque region and is one of the rare examples in Europe to practice this type of philosophy.

How to buy cheap Athletic Club Bilbao tickets?

It is no easy task to book cheap Athletic Club Bilbao tickets. So how can you buy the cheapest Athletic Club Bilbao La Liga tickets? You can try your luck on the Los Leones de San Mamés ticket official page when tickets are released for sale to the general public, alternatively, you can purchase an Los Leones de San Mamés member card that will give you priority access to the Los Leones de San Mamés home matches. If you didn't manage to purchase Athletic Club Bilbao match tickets on the team's page, then you should buy tickets through one of the sites that are listed on SeatPick where every site offers a 100% guarantee on the tickets that you buy. You can sort through all the ticket listings on the event page by clicking on the "sort by price" button and get the cheapest Athletic Club Bilbao tickets available on the resale market. Athletic Club Bilbao home tickets will normally cost on average a minimum of €54.

How much are Athletic Club Bilbao tickets?

It doesn't matter what you're planning to spend on The Los Leones de San Mamés tickets, SeatPick has the tickets that will fit your budget. Athletic Club Bilbao ticket prices are affected by multiple factors such as the team's form, the rival that they are facing, the available ticket inventory and demand. Typically tickets to see Athletic Club Bilbao play at home resell for an average of €136. The start from price for Athletic Club Bilbao match tickets is around €59 per ticket.

Where do Athletic Club Bilbao plays?

Athletic Club Bilbao home games take place at Estadio San Mames Bilbao, Spain. A detailed seating chart of the stadium, reviews and tips can be found on our Estadio San Mames Seating Plan page.

How to buy Athletic Club Bilbao tickets?

By sourcing tickets from multiple ticket sites in one place, SeatPick is the best place to buy Athletic Club Bilbao tickets online.

  1. Review the 2022/23 Athletic Club Bilbao schedule to pick the game you would like to attend on this page.
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Playing At

Athletic Club Bilbao will be playing at the following cities and venues in the upcoming 2022/2023 season, if Athletic Club Bilbao currently has any scheduled games then you can scroll up this page and find the full Athletic Club Bilbao Fixtures list, pick the event you are looking for and buy your Athletic Club Bilbao match tickets.

Athletic Club Bilbao Ticket Prices by Season

SeasonLocationAverage Ticket Price
2021-22 Estadio San Mames£105
2020-21 Estadio San Mames£111
2019-20 Estadio San Mames£119
2018-19 Estadio San Mames£106
2017-18 Estadio San Mames£92
2016-17 Estadio San Mames£115

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