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“My favourite football arena” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Estadio Alberto J. Armando (La Bombonera)

Estadio Alberto J. Armando (La Bombonera)
Brandsen 805 | La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
54 11 4309-4700
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Soccer Match in Buenos Aires
Ranked #32 of 234 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Theaters & Stadiums
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“My favourite football arena”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This football arena is really woryh a visit. You will never experience a more intense atmosphere where great football is played.

Visited February 2013
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“Esto es Boca!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

A must see for those who love football. Game is just a piece of the show. The acoustic of the stadium is incredible and the energy amazing.

Visited August 2012
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“Have to watch a Boca Juniors Game”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Let me say that you haven't witnessed the passion of soccer unless you have been to a Boca Jr. game. To get your hands on tickets is a bit pricy (and could be difficult), but was worth it for the experience.

STADIUM:
First off, the stadium itself is rich with history and tradition. Going on a guided tour and visiting during the day time is educational and interesting. You will get to see all those players, coaches and teams that have built the culture and tradition of the team.

GAME EXPERIENCE:
Going to game ended up being the highlight of my south american trip. The atmosphere was electric, and the energy can be felt long before entering the stadium. A couple blocks before the stadium, crowds of people are gathering and walking towards the game, with music and drums playing closer to entrance. We then noticed riot police and fences set up and found out they were there to prevent visiting fans from clashes with local fans... that's when we felt a bit nervous. But after watching for 10 mins, there was little worry for rioting, as the fan's passion is expressed through shouting, cheering and singing for their team. (However, I can see how the fans can get rowdy, especially if alcohol is involved... that's why they don't sell any alcoholic beverages on game days - For this reason, I don't recommend this experience for kids.)

TICKETS:
We didn't want to pay the high premium/mark-up by not getting tickets through the hotel (a mistake in hindsight) and tried to get scalper tickets. However, in order to watch a Boca game on the home side, you need to be a member and show your membership card before you can get in the stadium. That's why you need the hotel to make the arrangements to get you in the stadium (However, they may get you there earlier and may miss the atmosphere... not sure how they work). We ended up getting tickets for the visiting team (which you don't need a Boca Jr membership).

Hope my post helps you into the game and that you enjoy the experience!

Visited July 2012
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“Only seen from the outside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

As it was during the week and middle of the day we just had a walk around the outside of the stadium, but even that was interesting. The whole stadium is painted the team colours. You can really see how passionate the supporters are for the football team Boca Juniors in their neighbourhood. Make a combination of seeing the stadium and also the Caminito at the same time :)

Visited May 2013
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“Great for football fans.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We had a great tour here. The sense of history and the passion for the game was really felt at the stadium and museum. Well worth a visit , especially if you are a football fan.

Visited April 2013
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