The appointment with the derby will begin at mid-afternoon. The fact that the match is played at 10 pm and on a working day has made it necessary to turn the traditional official lunch into a snack-dinner. Chef Fernando Canales will be in charge of attending the Athletic Club’s Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of the Real Sociedad in his restaurant in San Mamés.
Subsequently, the former presidents Ignacio Ugartetxe and Ana Urquijo confirmed their presence on the stage. Javier Clemente will also be present, now with duties in his new role as head of the Euskal Selekzioa who has just announced a friendly against Argentina in the next FIFA window in October. He will be able to greet Mikel Etxarri, the veteran coach from Lasarte who will also be on the bench of the Tricolour. And with them an institution of the Real Sociedad as Alberto Górriz, Bixio, the player with more official matches played in the history of club from Donostia.
Among the other guests, the presence of Augusto Consthanzo, the renowned Argentinian illustrator and cartoonist who entered the Athletic planet with his design of the SanjoBuruz, the resounding caricature of Mikel San Jose that became popular in the 2012 finals and even had its place in the celebration of the Supercopa three years later.
There will also be a representation of Bizkaia’s Third Division clubs, with Joseba Mikel Alonso and Juan Andrés Iragorri from Sodupe and Mikel Iratzagorria and Emilio García from the recently promoted Urduliz.
The former Athletic players will be represented by two footballers who curiously wore the shirts of both teams throughout their professional careers, one from Bizkaia and the other from Gipuzkoa: Ritxi Arrien and Andoni Imaz.
In addition, the Peñas that will visit us to the San Mamés Main Box will be those of Bailén, Ceuta, Argoños, Etxebarri’s Arri Arri, Askazi Taldea, the Peña Andoni Goikoetxea, La Peña El Arco de San Mamés and the Athletic Juvenil (Youth) club.
University students in San Mamés with IMQ
About 70 students of Medicine and Nursing of the University of the Basque Country received training from IMQ in our stadium.
Balenziaga and Unai López, at Lantegi Batuak
The two players of the first team visited the Centre of Txibila, in Abadiño to see and understand the work and approach used to create job opportunities for disabled groups.
LaLiga Youth Squads Meeting
Andoni Ayarza, Andoni Bombin and Raul Loroño have represented Athletic Club in the meeting celebrated in Madrid
The opening of the “Biggest Bar in the World”
Inauguration of the bar, San Miguel opens tomorrow the bar devoted to Athletic at Plaza Moyúa 4. The bar will be opened until October 27.
San Mamés Assistance Awards
From the club will be activated different recognitions to members to reward their loyalty to the matches in The Cathedral
Agreement reached for the Animation Stand
The Boards of Directors of Athletic Club reached an agreement with the Association of those affected in the North Low Stand and the project will be presented at the Members Ordinary General Assembly, next October 20.
The International Contest of San Severino Putxeras that will take place in Balmaseda, next October 23rd has been presented, along with Athletic Club, that has been appointed as Cofrade de Honor institucional.
Aterpe project, at the Basque Parliament
Iñaki Alonso, manager of Child Protection, took part in a seminar where he outlined the main objectives of the Club
Candidates for the Commission for the Bylaws reform
Eleven members of Athletic Club have applied to take part in the Commission responsible for the draft of the Bylaws reform.
25th Anniversary of Peña Andoni Goikoetxea from El Ejido
Emotive celebration with the presence of other supporters’ clubs from the area