Our Youth Academy

Our Youth Academy

Athletic Club opened its Lezama facilities in 1971. The Club knew that to keep progressing, it needed a training centre for its professional team, as well as a football academy for its youth sides.

Located in the town of Lezama, about 15 kilometres from Bilbao, these facilities form the bedrock of Athletic Club and its philosophy. This is because the youth teams based in Lezama underpin Athletic Club’s principle of only fielding homegrown players.

How to get there

Barrio Garaioltza, 147. 48196 Lezama, Bizkaia.



Euskotren / Metro

Line 3: If you are in the city centre of Bilbao, you can catch the Euskotren from Casco Viejo, at the San Nicolas entrance to the metro station. Once on the train, get off at the station called “Lezama” and from here it’s a five-minute walk to the training complex. Head down to the roundabout and take a left, the facilities are across the road.



Bizkaibus (the green ones) 3223 Bilbao-Larrabetzu. Get off at any stop between La Cruz and Lezama town centre, then follow signs to the complex.



To get to Lezama by car, there are two different routes depending on which direction you are coming from:
Route 1: If you are entering Lezama from Zamudio or the Airport on the BI-737, go straight on until you reach the roundabout in the centre of Lezama. At this point, go around the roundabout and head back in the direction you came from, the facilities will be on your immediate right after exiting the roundabout.
Route 2:  If you arrive having already passed through the centre of Lezama, for example if you are coming from the direction of Larrabetzu, go straight ahead at the roundabout and you will see the entrance to the facilities on the right.



Lezama Parking

Once you reach the facilities, vehicles will enter the new underground car park. If all the parking spaces are full, entry to the facilities will not be allowed but it will be possible to use the park and ride facilities in the Polígono de La Cruz. These spaces can be found at the entrance to the village of Lezama next to the Euskotren train station.
Peak Days: For matches when Lezama’s parking facilities are not sufficient, the Town Council of Lezama permits parking -only in exceptional circumstances- in some other spaces close to the Lezama training complex. SEE