For many home game you can buy Athletic Bilbao tickets at their 40,000 seater San Mames stadium before the match. If you arrive in the city before the weekend of the game it’s worth finding out when tickets go on sale as they’re usually available a couple of days in advance. Tickets are also available from the ATM machines of the local BBK Bank which has branches all over the city. Tickets for matches against FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Real Sociedad often sell out well in advance.
Athletic Bilbao Fixtures
Kick Off Times: The day and time of kick off for most league matches is only announced a little over a week before the game. Most Athletic Bilbao home games take place on Sunday evening but they might be involved in a televised Saturday night game. Some weekends there is a game on Monday night. For confirmation of Athletic Bilbao kick off times go to the Spanish FA’s website.
Athletic Bilbao Information:
Stadium: San Mames
Address: c/Felipe Serrate s/n
Telephone:(+34) 94 441 1445
Athletic Bilbao were one of the founder members of the Spanish football league. They are strong advocates of Basque nationalism and have never selected a foreigner to play for them. A weekend visit to Bilbao combining a visit to the Guggenheim museum and a match at the San Mames stadium could well prove to be the highlight of your season.
Directions to San Mames: The stadium is within the city centre area and an easy walk from the majority of hotels. The Euskotran tram network is is superbly efficient and on match days they there are special services beginning 1½ hours before kick off and running every 10 minutes to San Mames. Similarly, after the game the service operates every 6 to 10 minutes to get you back to your destination. An excellent service.
History of Athletic Bilbao
Read the fascinating history of Athletic Bilbao and their strong early ties with the English game.