The constant chanting, jumping, and applauding — the raucous crowd is a staple of the Argentina game. From La Bombonera to the El Monumental, here are some of the most exceptional stadiums in Argentina.
La Bombonera Estadio Alberto J. Armando, Boca Juniors
Opened in 1940, Boca Juniors Estadio Alberto J. Armando is one of the most iconic stadiums in the world of football. With a capacity for 49,000, the arena’s unique exterior takes the shape of a chocolate box, thus earning it the nickname La Bombonera. On the inside, the stadium seats some of the most passionate fans who chant, jump, and applaud all game, making the atmosphere unmatched. Given the club’s 16 million fans, it is nearly impossible to find a ticket.
El Monumental, River Plate
Opened in 1938, El Monumental is the largest stadium in Argentina with 70,000 seats. Serving as the home field for River Plate, it is also a go-to venue for the Argentina national football team.
Estadio José Amalfitani, Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield
The 49,540 capacity Estadio José Amalfitani ground lies home to the club Vélez Sarsfield, where the team has played since 1951. The egg-shaped venue made its transformation from wood into cement so it could feature in the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.
Estadio Libertadores de América, Independiente
Opened in 1928 but rebuilt and relaunched in 2009 with funds from the sale of Independiente starlet Sergio Aguero to Atletico de Madrid, the Estadio Libertadores de América seats 50,000. One of the first stadiums to use concrete, the stadium became known as “the double visor” for its two overhanging roofs on each end of the field.
Mario Alberto Kempes Stadium
The second largest stadium in Argentina, the Mario Alberto Kempes Stadium holds 57,000 spectators. Built for the World Cup in 1978, it hosts games from a variety of clubs in the city of Cordoba including Talleres’, Belgrano, Instituto, and Racing fixtures.
Ciudad de La Plata Stadium, Estudiantes de la Plata
One of the more contemporary stadiums in Argentina, the Ciudad de La Plata Stadium opened in 2003 and seats 53,000 fans. It is home to Estudiantes de la Plata, one of the more prominent teams in the Primera División.
Estadio Pedro Bidegain, San Lorenzo de Almagro
Opened in 1993, Estadio Pedro Bidegain serves as home field for first division team San Lorenzo de Almagro. With a 48,000 capacity, Estadio Pedro Bidegain is yet another great venue to watch in a game in Buenos Aires. It’s the favorite club of Pope Francis!
Estadio Presidente Perón, Racing Club
Originally opened in 1949, the stadium held over 100,000 fans, most famously the 115,000 that attended Racing versus Celtic in the 1967 Intercontinental Cup final. However, in 1995 the stadium capacity was reduced in half and an extended canopy was put overhead to cover all seats.
Estadio Tomás Adolfo Ducó, CA Huracán
Home to football club CA Huracán, Estadio Tomás Adolfo Ducó is often considered a classic arena. Built in 1949, it is now considered a protected heritage site.
Estadio General Brigadier Estanislao López, Club Atlético Colón
Opened in 1946, the Estadio General Brigadier Estanislao López features nearly 34,000 seats. Nicknamed “The Cemetery of the Elephants,” it plays home field to Club Atlético Colón.
Coliseo de Victoria, Club Atlético Tigre
The 26,282 capacity Tomás Adolfo Ducó Stadium opened in 1936 as a wooden stadium but since has transformed into a traditional concrete one.