Athletic Club vs Osasuna to be played at Anoeta
The Week 2 meeting will be played at Real Sociedad’s ground as Athletic’s new San Mamés stadium will not be ready.
The Week 2 league meeting between Athletic Club and Osasuna, scheduled for Friday 23rd August, will be played at Real Sociedad’s Anoeta stadium, the Bilbao-based club announced on Tuesday.
Athletic confirmed that construction work on their new stadium will not be completed in time to stage the game. Construction firms working on the new San Mamés had hoped to have the new stadium completed in time for the Osasuna game – 20 days ahead of the initial completion date, 15th September.
The Bilbaínos had promised construction workers a bonus if they could meet their objective of finishing work ahead of schedule, and thus avoid the inconvenience of fans having to travel to San Sebastián to watch what in theory would have been a home game. Athletic hope to inaugurate their new stadium on the weekend of 15TH September when they host Celta de Vigo.