Athletic kick off the 2019-2020 season at home to champions Barcelona. After hosting Barcelona, Athletic will then travel to Getafe before returning home for the first Basque Derby of the year against Real Sociedad.
The most interesting stretch of the season will take place in February when Athletic will play three straight Basque Derbies. After traveling to Anoeta for a match against Real Sociedad, the Zurigorri will host Osasuna at San Mamés and then hit the road again for a clash with Alavés at the Mendizorrotza. Four games later they will be at Ipurua for another Derby against Eibar.
Qualifying for Europe is the ultimate goal this season, but it won’t be easy. Every team in La Liga is competitive and each point will be vital. Athletic will end the season with matches against Levante, Leganés, and Granada but not before facing Barcelona, Valencia, Real Madrid, and Sevilla in the weeks leading up to the finale.
Going to an Athletic Bilbao match at the San Mamés Stadium is an incredible experience. If you have never been, here is everything you need to know for a great time in Bilbao including a seating chart of the San Mamés Stadium.
Athletic Bilbao 2020 Schedule
April 5, 2020 Athletic vs Real Betis – Athletic de Bilbao – Buy Athletic Bilbao Tickets
April 12, 2020 Barcelona vs Athletic – Athletic de Bilbao – Buy Athletic Bilbao Tickets
April 22, 2020 Athletic vs Mallorca – Athletic de Bilbao – Buy Athletic Bilbao Tickets
April 26, 2020 Valencia vs Athletic – Athletic de Bilbao – Buy Athletic Bilbao Tickets
May 3, 2020 Athletic vs Real Madrid – Athletic de Bilbao – Buy Athletic Bilbao Tickets
May 10, 2020 Athletic vs Sevilla – Athletic de Bilbao – Buy Athletic Bilbao Tickets
May 13, 2020 Levante vs Athletic – Athletic de Bilbao – Buy Athletic Bilbao Tickets
May 17, 2020 Athletic vs Leganés – Athletic de Bilbao – Buy Athletic Bilbao Tickets
May 24, 2020 Granada vs Athletic – Athletic de Bilbao – Buy Athletic Bilbao Tickets
Directions To San Mamés Stadium
Estadio San Mamés is located in central Bilbao. The stadium lies about 2 kilometres east of Bilbao’s old city centre, but closer to its main shopping areas, and also at just a 15-minute walk from Bilbao’s famous Guggenheim museum.
It is no more than a 30-minute walk to the stadium from most city centre areas as well as Bilbao’s two main railway stations, which lie next to each other. Following the shopping street Gran Via west will get you to the stadium.
Alternatively, the stadium can be reached by metro. Both Bilbao’s two metro lines pass the stadium. Take the metro at Casco Viejo in the old centre or at Abando at the railway stations, and get off after a few stops at station San Mamés.
If coming from the Guggenheim, the stadium can be reached by tram (Euskotran). This tram line, which runs along the banks of the river Nervión, also passes the old city centre and the train stations.
If arriving by car, the stadium can be easily reached coming from the A-8 motorway. Take exit 117 toward Bilbao, and drive up north over the Avenida Sabino Arnana. After about 600 metres the stadium will be one block to your left.
Eat, drink, and sleep near San Mames
Estadio San Mamés is located on the edge of Bilbao’s city centre, which means that there is a good amount of cafes, bars, and restaurants in the area. Further nightlife can be found further east in the historic centre (Casco Viejo) and around the railway stations.
There are various hotels close to Estadio San Mamés. Hotel Hesperia Zubialde, Hotel San Mames, Hotel Abba Parque, and NH Villa de Bilbao all get good reviews and are at just a few minutes walking from the stadium.
Click here for all hotels near San Mames, and here for options closer to the historic centre.