San Mamés and its mystique often call the attraction every time Athletic Club plays there. This time, however, cycling has been the sport that has once again put the majesty of the Cathedral in the world spotlight after the start of the 13th stage of the Vuelta from the very grass of our stadium.
The beautiful images left by La Vuelta have not gone unnoticed. The video recorded from inside San Mamés in which the cyclists take the exit neutralized by the perimeter of the field is approaching 700,000 views on Twitter.
Publications from the countries with the greatest cycling tradition in Europe, such as France, Italy, Belgium and Holland, include in their digital editions the peculiar start organised by La Vuelta. San Mamés and the Athletic Club appear in media of the relevance of L’Équipe, Sky Sport Italia or De Telegraaf. L’Équipe itself highlights “the unusual image of a bunch placed behind the race director’s car and entering a stadium with more than 50,000 seats.“ The Daily Mail, for its part, takes the opportunity to recall that “in the 1920s, the Athletic Club had its own cycling team“, as we recently published on our website. And even in America it has had repercussions: the Argentinean newspaper Olé, for example, headlines “La Vuelta al San Mamés” (“The Tour of San Mamés”) and mentions the particularity that the start of the stage took place “in the mythical stadium.”
Here are some examples of the world coverage of La Vuelta in San Mamés:
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