For Argentines, soccer is more than just a game—and Argentina has firmly cemented its status as a top football nation. Locals’ passion for the sport can make for some heated conversations! Here are the best ways to experience futbol in Buenos Aires.
Soccer Stadium Tours
Football stadium tours are a popular way to explore what goes on behind the scenes at a football match. On a stadium tour, visitors can step inside the locker rooms and VIP areas, and walk on the pitch before a game kicks off. In addition to the iconic La Bombonera (home stadium of Boca Juniors) and El Monumental (home of River Plate), clubs in the greater Buenos Aires region include Club Atletico Independiente, San Lorenzo de Almagro, and Racing Club de Avellaneda.
Attending a football match in Buenos Aires is a unique experience. Even the smallest league teams draw huge crowds to their games—and the enthusiastic, nonstop football chants and pounding drums will leave your ears ringing.
Soccer History City Tours
Nearly every neighborhood of Buenos Aires has its own soccer team, and each team has its own history. A soccer-themed tour of the capital city’s neighborhoods reveals the culture of the teams and the importance of football in Argentina. You can even take a tour all about legendary player Diego Maradona, widely considered one of the greatest footballers of all time.