This is a group to help couchsurfers go to football matches in Buenos Aires. My name is Nick and I go to about three matches every weekend, for work reasons, and I am happy for people to accompany me. If you would prefer to go on your own, below I have provided some advice on how to get tickets for clubs in Buenos Aires. Below the clubs is some general information. For fixtures check the official AFA website. Write a message if you have any questions! Sorry that it is all in English...
Getting tickets for Boca matches can be difficult/expensive. The club does not usually sell home game tickets to the public (only to club members), but sometimes they do and they always provide information about this on their website. Tangol always have tickets, as mentioned below. The best way to see a Boca match is to go to an away game and watch with the home fans. The match against River is very difficult to get tickets for and Tangol is the best option.
River Plate home game tickets are also hard to get hold of, but they are usually sold to the general public in advance, although you will probably have to queue for a while. You must check the website in the week before the match where information is always provided about where/when tickets will be sold. Tangol always have tickets, as mentioned below. As with Boca Juniors, the easiest way to see River is in an away match, watching from the home side. The match against Boca is very difficult to get tickets for and Tangol is the best option.
Racing usually sell tickets outside their stadium on the day of matches. They always provide information on their website in the days leading up to the match. They can also be bought in advance at the club shop in the city centre (Lavalle 1650). The Racing v Independiente match is their most important one of the season and tickets must be bought in advance
Independiente usually sell tickets from a trailer outside the stadium on the day of matches. They also provide information on their website in the week before matches. They can usually be bought in advance in Avellaneda (Avenida Mitre 470). The Independiente v Racing match is the biggest of the season for them and tickets must be bought in advance.
San Lorenzo usually sell tickets outside the stadium on the day of the match. Information is always put on the club website in the week before the game. They can usually be bought in advance at the club shop in the city centre (Avenida de Mayo 1373). Their historic rivals, Huracan, are currently in the second division so there is no proper derby match for now.
OTHER TEAMS IN BUENOS AIRES
Buenos Aires is the city with most professional football teams in the world, apparently, so there are lots of options every weekend. It is nearly always possible to buy tickets at the stadium before the match, but you should check the clubs website in the days before the match for information. Teams in the first division in Buenos Aires (which can be easily reached by train or bus from the centre), apart from the “big 5” above, are VELEZ SARSFIELD, LANUS, ARSENAL, QUILMES, ARGENTINOS JUNIORS, TIGRE and ALL BOYS. Teams in the second division are BANFIELD, FERRO CARRIL OESTE and HURACAN. There are also other teams, such as NUEVA CHICAGO and DEFENSA Y JUSTICIA, but these matches can be complicated to attend.
TANGOL is a tourist agency that sells tickets to River and Boca matches, as well as some other clubs. The price includes travel to the stadium and a guide. It is worth noting that you will pay anything up to 10 times the actual price of the ticket for the service, so this should only be a final option. For some matches (River v Boca) it will basically be the only option for visitors in Buenos Aires.
TYPES OF TICKETS are 'popular' or 'platea'. Popular may sometimes be called General. Basically the popular section is in the standing area behind the goal, while the platea sections are seats along the side of the pitch, although this can vary slightly depending on the stadium. The popular ticket usually costs about $60 ($=peso, not US dollars) but often they are only for members. Platea will cost between $80 and $150 (more for River and Boca). The price is also different for 'socio' (club member) and 'invitado'/'no socio' (anyone that is not a club member) and unless you are a club member you will have to buy the more expensive invitado ticket.
Fixtures - www.afa.org.ar/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=94
Tangol – www.argentina.tangol.com
Boca Juniors - www.bocajuniors.com.ar
River Plate - www.cariverplate.com
Racing – www.racingclub.com.ar
Independiente - www.clubaindependiente.com
San Lorenzo - www.sanlorenzo.com.ar
Velez Sarsfield - www.velezsarsfield.com.ar
Lanus - www.clublanus.com
Arsenal - www.celesteyrojo.com.ar
Quilmes - www.quilmesaclub.org.ar
Argentinos Juniors - www.argentinosjuniors.com.ar
Tigre - www.catigre.com.ar
All Boys - www.caallboys.com.ar
Banfield - www.clubabanfield.com.ar
Ferro Carril Oeste - www.ferrocarriloeste.org.ar
Huracan - www.clubahuracan.com.ar
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