Both the “porteños“, the inhabitants of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, and the “bonaerenses“, the inhabitants of the suburbs, are passionate about soccer. Everyone has a “cuadro“, team. They talk about “cancha” when they refer to the stadium. And they say “picado” when they refer to an informal and friendly football match. And they have a lot of “potreros“, unbuilt land where they play football and eat “choripán“, grilled sausage with bread.

Argentina has 26 First Division teams, of which, 15 are from Buenos Aires.

It is the city with the highest number of football stadiums in the world.

Some of the most important stadiums are:

Alberto José Armando Stadium known as La Bombonera. Boca Juniors Athletic Club Stadium, the most important team in the country. It is located on Brandsen Street, number 805, in the neighbourhood of La Boca and it was opened in 1940. It has a capacity of approximately 49,000 spectators.

Antonio Vespucio Liberti Stadium known as Monumental. RiverPlate Athletic Club Stadium, the second most important team in the country. It is located on Figueroa Alcorta Avenue, number 7597, in the Belgrano neighbourhood and it was inaugurated in 1938. It has a capacity of approximately 66,200 spectators.

José Amalfitani Stadium known as El Fortín. Vélez Sarsfield Athletic Club Stadium. It is located on Juan B. Justo Avenue, number 9200, in the neighbourhood of Liniers and it was inaugurated in 1943. It has a capacity of approximately 49,500 spectators.

Libertadores de América Stadium. Stadium of the Independent Athletic Club. It is located on Bochini Street, number 751, in Avellaneda and it was inaugurated in 1928. It has a capacity of approximately 52,000 spectators.

Pedro Bidegain Stadium known as Nuevo Gasómetro. San Lorenzo de Almagro Athletic Club Stadium. It is located on General Fernández de la Cruz Avenue, number 2145, in the neighbourhood of Flores and it was inaugurated in 1993. It has a capacity of approximately 43,500 spectators.

Presidente Perón Stadium known as El Cilindro de Avellaneda or El Coliseo. Racing Club Stadium. It is located on the Mozart and Corbatta Passage, in Avellaneda and it was opened in 1950. It has a capacity of approximately 61,000 spectators.

Nueva Chicago Stadium known as República de Mataderos. New Chicago Athletic Club Stadium. It is located on Justo Antonio Suárez Street, number 6913, in the Mataderos neighbourhood and it was inaugurated in 1940. It has a capacity of approximately 25,000 spectators.

Tomás Adolfo Ducó Stadium known as El Palacio. Hurricane Athletic Club Stadium. It is located on Amancio Alcorta Avenue, number 2544, in the neighbourhood of Parque Patricios and it was inaugurated in 1949. It has a capacity of approximately 48,300 spectators.

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