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Football and other things in BA

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1. Posted by martinSWE (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

Hello there guys!
A friend and I are going to Buenos Aires April 23!!
I'd love to watch the Boca Juniors play or another footie team...
has anyone done this before?? And what does it COST!???????

ANy other ideas on what to do when you've got approx 4 days in BA.
We are both 21 yrs old and are on a budget so we really have to keep prices down=)
thanks!!!
Martino

2. Posted by Belize Me (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

Hi,

No info on the cost of soccer seats, but
the antique and crafts fair at San Telmo is fabulous and well worth a visit. It takes place in Plaza Dorrego (the birthplace of tango; bohemian quarter) and is the oldest market in the city. Fair every SUNDAY ending at 5pm, when the plaza is transformed into a tango hall. You can even take part in the tango demonstrations.

Enjoy your vacation and take care,
Belize Me

3. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 403 posts) 10y

Just saw the Bocas on Sunday against Banfield. tickets range from 14 pesos to 180 pesos. Get reserved seats and get them well in advance cause they sell out against just about everyone and there are a ton of fake tickets being scalped outside. if you have to have the cheap seats go sit in the opposing team's side - the Boca side is too crowded and kinda nasty, with only one exit (and entrance and it's pretty much blocked by fans sitting in the aisles) and no security presence. The visitors side has more seating, security and is just as much fun - just don't wear team colors.

4. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

Hey Martin

Check out this thread:

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=20333

With regards to football matches it is best to go in an organised group instead of trying to book tickets yourself. It helps a lot becuase I know of other people who booked tickets for themselves and were not native vosotros Spanish speakers (they were from Colombia in fact) and they ripped off. Also when you book with a group your security is far more assured and you generally get allocated better seats than if you book on your own.

Go Football is the name of the group I booked with when I was in Buenos Aires.

It cost me 60 pesos for a River Plate versus Independiente match and 70 pesos to go to the Bombanera to watch Boca Juniors versus Rosario Central. The Boca Juniors game cost included a lunch as well.