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La Bombonera: All you need to know - Tickets, Direction, Weather (2022)

The legend goes that the architect suddenly realised the similarities between the stadium and a chocolate (bombon) he was eating, and so he called it La Bombonera.

Bombonera

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Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Friday, 01.July 2022 — 3min read

History and description

The La Bombonera stadium was built between 1938 and 1940, and it is said that its name was given to it because the architect suddenly realised the similarities between the stadium and a chocolate bomb he was eating. Boca Juniors had been playing at their current site, which was a simple wooden stadium, since 1924. After Boca bought the land in 1931, they put forth plans to build a new concrete stadium that could hold 100,000 fans.

The Bombonera officially opened on the 25th of May 1940 and played its first match between Boca Juniors and San Lorenzo (2-0). The second tier wasn't completed until the end of 1941, so it took a few years for the third tier to be constructed.

The La Bombonera stadium at the time had stands on three sides. The fourth side was left open with just a few VIP boxes and an obelisk, which was because of the lack of space due to the residential buildings just across the street.

A new 140,000-stadium for Boca Juniors almost began construction in the 1970s, but political and economical turmoil ended the project that had just begun.

In 1986, the stadium was named Estadio Alberto J. Armando in honour of the former iconic club president. However, most fans have kept referring to the stadium as La Bombonera.

In 1996, a small stand was erected that was higher than the previous one, but again mainly consisted of VIP boxes.

Boca Juniors has plans to build a new stadium that will have a capacity of 75,000 seats divided over two tiers. The stadium will not be demolished, but will be used for other purposes. Plans are still in preliminary stages.

(photos of the present La Bombonera below)

How to get to La Bombonera

The La Bombonera stadium is located south of Buenos Aires city centre, close to the Microcentro area and within walking distance of popular nightlife areas in San Telmo. La Bombonera is not easily accessible by car and it is advised to either take a taxi or go by public transport.

There is no metro station near the stadium, though a walk from the San Telmo area should take no more than half an hour.

There are many buses that pass close to the stadium, of which most also cross the city center. Take one of the following buses in southern direction: 10, 20, 22, 24, 25, 29, 33, 39, 46, 53, 54, 64, 70, 74, 86, 93, 102 ,129 ,130 ,152 ,159 ,168 , or 186.

Address: Brandsen 805, Capital Federal

Eat, drink, and sleep near La Bombonera

The La Bombonera stadium is located in the La Boca area of Buenos Aires, which has a reputation for being unsafe at night. However, during the day, it is relatively safe as it is adjacent to the famous Caminito de la Boca with its colorful houses. There are many restaurants and bars around the Caminito de la Boca area. However, the San Telmo area in the north may be a better alternative, especially at night. Most of the places are located in the area around Plaza Dorrego. From there, it is less than thirty minutes walking to the stadium.

There are few hotels near La Bombonera, but there are many options in the San Telmo area. Some of the best-rated, but also more expensive, options include Tiana Hotel Boutique, Telmho Hotel Boutique, Bohemia Hotel, and Hotel Babel. You may expect to pay between US$ 60.00 and US$ 110.00.

Cheaper and more basic accommodation options include Hotel Carly, Hotel Chipre, and Hotel Casablanca. There are also many hostels in the San Telmo area for an overview.

Boca Juniors Tickets

The practice of selling tickets to the general public has been discontinued at Boca Juniors and currently only members are able to attend games. Many ticket agencies offer tourist packages that go for highly inflated prices.

Relevant Internet links

Bocajuniors.com.ar is the official website of CA Boca Juniors. The city of Buenos Aires's official website, bue.gov.ar, provides information on the city's public transport system, Comoviajo.com. Walk from the metro station to the stadium can be difficult, but is definitely worth it to get a cheap taxi. The atmosphere at the stadium is always nice, but I would say it is overrated since so many tourists come there.

He never showed up; there were another 10 people waiting. Walking from metro station to the stadium is not the easiest one, but you can get a very cheap taxi. The stadium is very unique; atmosphere is always nice, but I would say it is overrated since so many tourist come there.

Throughout the game, a continuous torrent of spit poured down from above, accompanied by pieces of car tire and a shopping trolley. It was an experience hard to forget. Boca lost 1-0.

I went to the last game of Boca Juniors v San Lorenzo in 1991. In those days, you could just walk up and buy a ticket. I was standing behind the goal. San Lorenzo fans were on a tier above. A continuous torrent of spit from above endured throughout the game, but also thrown down was a car tyre and, no kidding, a shopping trolley! It was quite an experience. Boca lost 1-0.

It's nothing special when you walk in, but the steak was amazing! and for only about £5 with a beer, it's a great deal. After the tour, we walked down to La Camitino tourist area. It's only a five minute walk, and we didn't have any problems. But be careful because reportedly they have a lot of crime in this area between the stadium and the start of the Main tourist street. Buenos Aires is brilliant!

I would recommend the steak restaurant opposite the stadium. It is nothing special when you walk in, but the steak was amazing! And for only about £5 with a beer, it was a great deal. After the tour we walked down to La Camitino tourist area, which is only a five minute walk. We didn't have any problems, but be careful because apparently they have a lot of crime in this area between the stadium and the starting point of Main tourist street.

Buneos Aires is brilliant !

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