Let us tell you what a visit to San Mames includes. We’re sure this will make you want to understand just how special Athletic Club’s philosophy is and you won’t be able to resist coming to The Cathedral of football.
The Athletic Club Museum is well known among locals, but not so much among those who visit Bilbao. However, the AC Museum is no longer just a museum. It now includes a tour of San Mames which goes beyond anything you could ever have imagined. It’s a unique experience for only 14 euros, unless you’re a Club Member or under 14 years old, in which case it’s more affordable. But if you’re still unsure or want to know more what a visit to San Mames includes… don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are the eight best things about coming to San Mames and seeing it up close.
8 things you’ll do on a visit to San Mames
- Visit the museum, one of the most complete and modern spaces dedicated to football. It has an impressive collection of shirts, trophies, old membership cards, photographs, match clips and much more.
- See stadium from the inside and go pitch side. You’ll be on the same turf where Athletic Club’s Lions play. From this vantage point, the stadium takes on a whole different look.
- Visit the changing rooms and see the tactics board where the Lions are told how they’ll set up for the game.
- You’ll see the press room and the adjoining mixed zone where the players come out to answer journalists’ questions after the match.
- Come out of the tunnel like a real Lion and sit in the dugout.
- See the bust of Pichichi up close, the same statue to which opponents offer a floral tribute on their first match at The Cathedral.
- Go up to the San Mames BAT area (VIP) and enjoy unparalleled views. An incredible space for spectators and visitors alike, with everything you can imagine.
- And all of this while accompanied by a guide who will tell you anecdotes and interesting facts.
We hope all this has convinced you that a visit to San Mames is not to be missed. Whether you’re an Athletic Club fan or not, getting to know a place like this and enjoying its history is a unique experience.