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Best way to see a soccer game 4/4-4/11 2010

Will be in BA for a few days in early April. Want to see a soccer game. Suggestions?
11 years ago, February 9th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #103090  
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Will be in BA for a few days in early April. Want to see a soccer game. Suggestions? Reply to this

11 years ago, February 9th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #103121  
A lot of hostels run trips to games. They are a lot more expensive than getting tickets yourself but it is safer. Heading to a game on your own can be dangerous in BA. Reply to this

11 years ago, February 10th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #103129  
We went to watch Boca vs Velez at the bombonera. Did the whole thing on our own, went to the ticket office on the morning of the game and had no trouble getting 2 seats (we didn't want to stand) for ARS60 each I think (standing was ARS30). On the afternoon of the match walked down there stopping for something to eat at an outdoor parilla type place packed with Boca fans. Then walked back to San Telmo after the match (I guess this was ~8:30 / 9 pm). From memory the hostel package was ARS200 per person. Unless it was a big game where getting a ticket on your own would be difficult I'd do it yourself. You can find the fixtures on a website called soccerway.com Reply to this

11 years ago, February 10th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #103221  
We went to see River v Boca through our hostel and would not recommend doing the same.

We paid a fortune for the tickets - AR$300 - and they were the worst seats in the house - behind the goal and with a terrible view as we were hidden behind the banners. We were also shipped there and shipped back so didn't get to experience much atmosphere. I was really disappointed as I had been so looking forward to this game and, as a football fan, I wanted to be able to see the football and watch the game. A lot of the people also on the trip had little or no interest in the actual football.

I would advise trying to meet a few like minded people and to buy your own tickets and go in a group.

We went to see football matches in Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru independently, but then we let ourselves get spooked by the hostel in Argentina, who sell you expensive packages as they make a stack of cash from them.

For the other game, we enjoyed talking to the fans outside the stadium and during the game, swapping tales of our respective teams. For the Boca v River game we couldn't do this and were surrounded by fellow backpackers, rather than in with the local fans.
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11 years ago, February 11th 2010 No: 5 Msg: #103327  
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Thanks very much for the responses. Looks like we will try to book our own tickets. One more question - did you see kids at the game? We have a ten year old and want to bring her to the game. Reply to this

11 years ago, February 15th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #103748  
Yes, we sat next to 3 generations of the same family the youngest of whom was probably in their very early teens or younger. Reply to this

11 years ago, February 15th 2010 No: 7 Msg: #103803  
Aye, same here. We chatted to a guy that was there with his two kids. Lovely family. Reply to this

11 years ago, March 2nd 2010 No: 8 Msg: #105570  
Hi, I'm from Argentina and I'm a Boca Juniors fan. I was looking for pictures with good resolution from Iguazú Falls and I end it in here reading how do u see my country haha.
Allow me to tell you that goe's to see a match in here it's no danger, or at least it's far away from the story who try to sell the Travel Agencies to sell extremly overprice tickets.
In fútbol matters, Here in Argentina we have to kind of tickets:

The PLATEA it's what you know under the name of "stalls" and the POPULAR it's the cheapeast ticket.
The difference of price it's not for a visual issue, it's becouse if you buy a Platea you are going to have a better access to the Stadium, more confortable sits and the most important thing YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE IN THE SAME PLACE THAT "THE BARRA BRAVA" (hoolingans).
If you are going with your kids, I recomend you that you buy PLATEAS.
In cases of big teams like Boca Juniors and River Plate, it's not hard to buy a ticket for your own to see a small match (I mean a match who doesnt involve moore than 1 big team).
You can see the fixture in the page of the Asociación de Fútbol Argentino (AFA) - http://www.afa.org.ar/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=94

If you want to buy a ticket to see Boca Juniors, you have to go to "Brandsen 805" in the neighbourhood of La Boca, Capital Federal. The most part ot the games are on Sundays, so if you wanna go you have to buy your ticket on Saturday's morning.
It's not very difficult, I hope this help you.

P.D.: Sorry for my lousy english.


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