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Location address: España, Vizcaya, Bilbao
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San Mamés Stadium (Spanish: Estadio San Mamés [esˈtaðjo sam maˈmes]; also known as La Catedral [la kateˈðɾal], “The Cathedral”), was a football stadium in Bilbao, Biscay, Spain. The stadium was the home of Athletic Bilbao, known as Los Leones de San Mamés-Bilboko lehoiak (The Lions of San Mamés). They are known as Los Leones because their stadium was built near a church called San Mamés (Saint Mammes). Mammes was an early Christian, according to legend, who was thrown to the lions by the Romans.
San Mamés is the name of the Athletic Bilbao’s new football stadium. The stadium replaced the “old” San Mamés as the home of Athletic Bilbao.