Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti
Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 7597, C1428 CABA, Argentina
| +54 11 4789-1200
Tue - Sun 8am - 11pm
GOOOOOOOL!If you ever get the chance to go to a futbol game in Latin America - go. These games and stadiums put the NFL to shame. In Buenos Aires, River Plate is one of several teams that show off their pride, blanketed in red and white, within their 80,000 capacity stadium where no alcohol or visiting team fans are allowed inside (due to the multiple fanatic-induced deaths last season).
Look for the standing-room-only, hard core fans in the upper end zone called Los Borrachos del Tabon, The Drunks of the Terraces. They lead the entire stadium in 90 minutes of non-stop cheers, songs, clapping, shouting and all around mayhem. There's even a band up there. It's outstanding.
about 5 years ago
One of the greatest rivalries in all of sports - River Plate vs Boca - makes any other sporting rivalry pale in comparison. The atmosphere is electric with fans arriving more than three hours before the game to get seats and standing throughout match while encouraging on their team. Flares, swearing and giants floating pigs were all part of the festivities and the game finished 2-2, on a last-second goal by Boca, hushing the 60,000 dressed in Red and White.