You don't have to be a fan of soccer (or fútbol, as it's called here) to enjoy a visit to La Bombonera. This stadium, officially named the Estadio Alberto J. Armando, is home to one of South America’s most celebrated soccer teams, the Boca Juniors. The club was founded in 1905 by a group of immigrants from Genoa, Italy, and became wildly successful. Star player Maradona, considered by many to be the best of all time, put the Boca Juniors on the international map. The stadium was built in the early 1940s in the La Boca neighborhood; the fans are known to be especially rowdy. La Bombonera's museum is a window into a key element of Porteño culture.
By John Oseid
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