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San Mames Stadium

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Identification

San Mames Stadium
168991

Structure in General

stadium
existing [completed]

Facts

  • The stadium is known as the "cathedral" of football or "Catedral del Futbol", because traditionally very good matches have been seen here. Players of Athletic of Bilbao are called Lions, because of their "ferocity".
  • The stadium is home to the Athletic of Bilbao football team with a seating capacity of 40,000.
  • There were plans to build a new football stadium by Norman Foster, but the project was cancelled.
  • The stadium has seen many renovations, with the last one occurring in 1982 when the World Cup was held in Spain.
  • In a master plan presented by Zaha Hadid in the fall of 2005, the stadium is to be refurbished and its capacity increased to about 55,000.

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Location

Rafael Moreno Pichichi, 1
Calle Rafael Moreno "Pichichi"
48013
Indautxu
Disctrict 6
Bilbao
Euskadi
Spain

Technical Data

1913

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