Athletic Club Bilbao the Basque Country's finest
Want to see one of Spain's best football clubs play? Of course you do, get Athletic Club 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 in 2016-17, meaning they just qualified for the Europa League, Club Athletic are still going strong in Europe but have had some tough La Liga Athletic Club Bilbao fixtures in 2017-18. The Basque fans will be hoping for a late-season push for Champions League places or even a cup run to the Europa League final. Whatever happens, with Athletic Club Bilbao tickets you will be able to cheer on The Lions from the stands.
Athletic Club Bilbao History
Athletic Club 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, the others being Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. 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, the Athletic Club Bilbao selection policy has long been divisive; the club has a 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. There are, however, exceptions to the rule as players born abroad but raised in the Basque Country are also eligible to play. Praised by some as a great way to promote local talent, while criticized by others as being discriminatory, whatever your thoughts, Club Athletic tickets will allow you to see some of the best La Liga football around.
Athletic Club Bilbao Stadium
Athletic Club Bilbao play their home games 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. The experience of over 50,000 passionate Bilbao supporters cheering on their team is something to be seen to be believed, come see the San Mamés Stadium light up with your Athletic Club Bilbao tickets.