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Demolition work begins on 'The Cathedral'

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On Monday workers began demolishing the San Mamés Stadium – more commonly known as ‘The Cathedral’ and home to Spanish topflight club Athletic Bilbao.

In August this year it would have celebrated its one hundred-year anniversary.

The Basque club – who are one of three teams never to have been relegated into the second division (Real Madrid and Barcelona being the other two) – will move to their new 54 thousand seater arena next season.

The La Liga side’s new home is being built right next door to the old one and is to be called the San Mamés Barria.