One Reason Among Many to See an Athletic Bilbao Home Game
Estadio San Mamés, home of Athletic Bilbao is regarded as one of best stadiums to see a La Liga match. A new stadium has broken ground and once completed the old San Mamés will be razed.
It is sad to think that one may never have the chance to see a game here. Last season's 1—0 win over Real Madrid was a game I didn't erase from the DVR until the late rounds of the World Cup forced me to erase it. Here was a pilgrimage to undertake.
If ESPN's coverage of European football has a single defining merit (no, not Steve McManaman), it is the freedom of the camera crew to spend time showing the crowds and the two teams in the tunnel before the match hugging and laughing before it gets serious.