Buenos Aires – March 2020 – Boca Juniors

The La Boca neighborhood is a port on the south end of the city. Their soccer team, Boca Juniors, is one of the two most important teams in the country.

Their stadium is known a La Bombonera – the Chocolate Box. It is named that way because when it was being design someone commented it’s shape was the same as a box of chocolates.

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The stadium is in the middle of the neighborhood, abutting the streets on 3 sides.

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There are numerous souvenir shops surrounding the neighborhood.

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In the early days the team colors was black and white. The leaders decided that these weren’t good, and said ‘we will use the colors of the flag of the next ship that comes into the port’. Clearly the next boat was from Sweden.

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You must be a member of the athletic club to be able to buy tickets to games, so their membership is large – and celebrated in the museum with a star for each member.

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La Boca has historically been an Italian neighborhood.

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During the tour you had an option to pay a little extra and pose with the trophies.

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The stadium holds about 50,000 people, with the majority being seats.

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Unlike the other Argentina stadiums, Boca has a massive private suites section along one side.

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The concourses of the stadium have a number of artworks celebrating their past.

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The museum is small, but includes an overview of their history.

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Boca Juniors – 114 years of tradition.

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