Practical Information: Athletic Club vs Rayo Vallecano

Practical Information: Athletic Club vs Rayo Vallecano

Relevant points for anybody attending Saturday's LaLiga EA Sports clash in Bilbao

*All times CET

This Saturday at 16:15, San Mames hosts the LaLiga Matchday 15 fixture between Athletic Club and Rayo Vallecano. Below there is some useful information for all those coming to Bilbao to watch the match at The Cathedral.

Stadium access

The gates will open at 14:45. Please try to arrive ahead of time so you can speed up your entry into the stadium, avoid last-minute crowds and enjoy the start of the match.

Access with membership card

Club Members can enter the stadium with their physical membership card or with their digital membership card. The QR code needed to enter the stadium via the official app can be found in the 'My Account' section and will be activated within a few hours prior to the match.

Don’t forget, if you cannot attend the fixture and would like to give up your seat for someone else, you have these four options:

  • Give your physical membership card to another person
  • Give your digital card to another fan via the app
  • Temporarily give your membership card to the Club via the app or the website
  • Transfer your Gazte Abonoa to the Club via the app or the website

Transfers can be made up until two hours before kick-off.

Download the app, if you haven’t already done so, via the following links:  Android | iOS

Ticket sales

The San Mamés ticket office, located between Gates 6 & 7 at the stadium, will be open during the following times:

  • Friday, December 1: 10:30-13:30 and 17:30-20:00.
  • Saturday, December 2: from 10:30 onwards.

Tickets will be available online right up until kick-off. Buy online here 

You can purchase maximum of FOUR tickets per transaction.

San Mames VIP Area tickets

‘Matchday Experience’ tickets are also on sale. Watch the match from San Mames’ central ring and enjoy a unique experience at The Cathedral.

Buy San Mames VIP Area tickets online

The central tier is accessed via Doors A, D and E (See San Mames map at the end of this article).

San Mames store opening hours

The official shop (located between Gates 26 and 0 at San Mames) will be open non-stop from 10:00 until 20:00.

Don't forget, you can also place orders at the Athletic Club online shop

Restaurants and bars

Come to Geuria!, the sportsbar located between Gates 13 and 14 at San Mames. From 12:00 onwards, you can enjoy a wide and varied menu at The Cathedral’s in-built bar while watching the game on giant screens. There will be a special Matchday menu available.

In addition, the Bar La Campa de los Ingleses will be open from 10:00 to 14:00 with lunchtime service, while Restaurant San Mames Jatetxea will also be serving dinner from 20:30 onwards-


AC Museum & San Mames Tour

You can visit the Athletic Club Museum (next to Gate 20) from 10:00 until 14:15. As it is a matchday, the San Mames Tours will run until 11:30.

Buy tickets here