San Mamés Barria

53331 seats
San Mamés Barria
Official Stadium Name San Mamés Barria
Former Names
Alternative Names Nuevo San Mamés
San Mamés Stadium
Inauguration Date 16/09/2013
Opening Game Athletic Bilbao 3-2 Celta Vigo
Opening Game Date 16/09/2013
Attendance Record 49164
Record Match Athletic Bilbao 3-2 Real Madrid
Record Date 18/03/2017
Renovations 2016
Design Idom
Cost € 211 Million
Owner San Mamés Barria, S.L
Operator Athletic Bilbao
Tenants Athletic Bilbao (2013-present)
Athletic Bilbao B (2015-2016)
Pitch Dimension 105x68 meters
Surface Grass hybrid

Location and Contacts

Continent Europe
City Bilbao
Address Rafael Moreno Pitxitxi s/n, 48013 Bilbo, Bizkaia
Coordinates 43°15′51″N - 2°57′01″W
Telephone +34 946 85 41 80
Website Official Website

In-Game Details

Category Real
Shadows Moderate
UT Quality Gold Common
Default Time 18:30
Camera Height 15
Camera Zoom 9
Customization Tifos
Stadium Themes
Home FIFA/FC Clubs Athletic Bilbao
FIFA/FC Editions FC 24 | FC 25 | FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22 | FIFA 23

In-Game Images

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In-Game Video

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Stadium History

Construction of Athletic Bilbao’s new stadium just several meters from the old San Mames began in spring of 2010. The project was divided in two phases: three stands and the pitch came in first, while the last southern stand was to be built only after the old stadium is demolished due to lack of space and the need to have a stadium for available for Primera División throughout the process.

Initial renderings of the Cesar Azkarate vision came as soon as in 2006.. Back then the external design was still unclear, while interior was planned as three proportional tiers. Eventually that seating layout was dropped for two large tiers with a minor business ring between them. What came as a connection with the old stadium were steep stands strictly surrounding the pitch.

The external cladding was eventually chosen to consist of thousands of white baleens, each gnarled to create an interesting visual effect, but also to allow sunlight and ventilation inside. Also, what makes this stadium stand out from most modern venues, almost all of the concrete megastructure visible inside was coloured with black and red paint, completing Athletic’s traditional colours with the white cladding.

The appealing aesthetics earned new San Mames several international titles in architectural competitions, while three years into its operation it became the first Spanish stadium to be LEED-certified. San Mames It’s a unique case of a stadium to be upgrades just three years into its operation. Soon after opening some supporters began complaining that rain water impacted front rows due to wind, even despite the roof covering more space than expected by international guidelines. 7,000 square meters of cable roof with transparent ETFE cladding was added, making it the most opaque stadium in Spain.