Everybody in Bilbao is getting ready to say goodbye to one great football stadium “San Mamés”, or the Cathedral as it is popularly known. home of the Athletic Club. Sunday May 26 will be a sad day for many Athletic supporters as it will be the last league match at the incredible and historic San Mamés.
The ground, opened in 1913, has seen plenty of action during 100 years of history. It will be demolished within few days. However, supporters will forever remember the “Cathedral” and its arch as a landmark in Bilbao history.
Progress, they say. Things change!
“San Mamés Barria”, the new stadium, is currently under construction just a few meters away from the other stadium. Part of the old stadium will be embedded into the new one so as to pass its magic to the new one. It is scheduled to open in time for the 2013/14 league season. However, it will not be finished till 2014.
It’s going to be tough saying goodbye to the “old” San Mamés. Although its successor has the look to sufficiently take its place,
We’ll miss the old San Mamés a lot!!!