San Mamés Stadium (2013)
|Full name||San Mamés|
|Location||Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain|
|Owner||San Mamés Barria, S.L.|
|Record attendance||49,017 (Athletic vs Napoli, 27 August 2014)|
|Field size||105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)|
|Broke ground||26 May 2010|
|Built||16 September 2013 (1st phase)
25th August 2014 (complete stadium)
|Opened||16 September 2013|
|Construction cost||€ 173 million|
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The first stages of planning occurred as early as 2004, with initial contracts signed late on in 2006, after receiving approval to build in March 2006.
On 26 May 2010 at 12:00 the ground-breaking ceremony took place at San Mamés. The event was attended by: the Lehendakari of the Basque Country, Patxi López; the Deputy-General of Biscay, José Luis Bilbao; the Mayor of Bilbao, Iñaki Azkuna; the Chairman of Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa, Mario Fernández; the President of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, Ángel María Villar and the President of Athletic Club, Fernando García Macua.
Despite the economical woes the country was going through at the time, especially the Basque people, 52.6% of the total cost of the €211m stadium were paid by public institution - some by the Basque government, some by the Bilbao City Council and some by the Biscay Provincial Council.
The new stadium was built next to the prior San Mamés on land that was occupied until 2003 by the Bilbao International Trade Fair. Initially, three-quarters of the new stadium were built and then matches took place in the new stadium, and the old one was demolished to make room to complete the new stadium.
- Athletic Club, Basque Government, Biscay Provincial Council and BBK Bank.
- UEFA EURO 2020 Evaluation Report
- "Full Time Summary Play-Offs 1st leg - Tuesday 26 August 2014" (PDF). UEFA.org. 26 August 2014.
- Sinnott, John (11 May 2011). "Homage to San Mames". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
- "San Mamés scores top architecture prize". Marca. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
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- San Mames Barria Official website
- New San Mamés Stadium Unofficial Site
- Images of New San Mames
- Estadios de España (English)