Inaugurated in 1876, it got overcrowded on the day of the first race, receiving over 10000 spectators. Since that moment, it became, on the one hand, one of the most important habits of the aristocratic elite; on the other hand, it also came up as an identifying porteño vice, described in many allegorical tangos as in “Por Una Cabeza”, and others eternalized by Carlos Gardel, such as the famous homage to Leguizamón, this immortal legend in porteño history that lived between the passion for tango and horses.
The Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club is a tennis stadium located in the neighborhood of Palermo, in the City of Buenos Aires (Argentina). The stadium has capacity for 5,500 spectators and a red clay court surface. It hosts the Buenos Aires Open championship, one of the most important tennis tournaments in South America.
Buenos Aires motor racing circuit is the biggest in South America and the only one Class A in Argentina. Its infrastructure is an example of modern sports architecture. It is located in the city in an area of 160 hectares that includes an artificial lake.
Not only car races take place here but also sports and motorsport shows and all types of events.
Address: Av. Corrientes y Bouchard 465 – San Nicolás
An emblematic Building of the city of Buenos Aires, it constitutes a stage of international prestige. It was born as a Sports Venue dedicated fundamentally to boxing through which the most prestigious figures in the world have past and taken part in championships remembered throughout the world. It is the fulfilled dream of its owner Jose Tito Lectoure. Until then, the competition was carreid out in modest and precarious social venues.
It was inaugurated in 1934, and displays a contemporary style. Its great internal structure allows to modify its lay out according to the necessities of each event and spectacle that takes place there. Although its central ring has always been the soul of this place, it has been a sports, recreational and cultural center since its conception.
Parallel to the sport activity, with the years, it grew into a venue for different musical spectacles, ballet and mega concerts of artists of great importance, for those for whom the possibility of acting in el Luna is always a dream to fulfill, exhausting its capacity that goes from 12.000 to 35.000 people, depending on the lay out demanded.
This place keeps much more history than the one related to sports or artistic shows. Great part of the social, historical and cultural life has taken place in Luna Park. Juan Pablo II has been here, Juan Domingo Perón and Eva Duarte met in this place, and, the vestiges of Julio Sosa, Carlos Gardel, Oscar Bonavena and Pascual Perez have been mourned here as well.
At an artistic level, stars such as Frank Sinatra, Pavarotti, Liza Minelli, Joan Manuel Serrat and many other great artists of the entire world have been on stage, and continue embellishing its billboard.
Address: Av. Figueroa Alcorta y Av. Udaondo s/n – Belgrano
It is located in the elegant neighborhood of Núñez and it is the stadium of one of the two most popular football clubs: River Plate, which is related to the high society and to the Argentinian bourgeoisie. Its eternal rival is Boca Juniors, which is related to the lower classes. Due to said fact, the fans of this club state that they represent “half plus one of the country” bragging before River Plate about the number of fans they have. In spite of the stereotype of its followers, this club, whose name only means Silver River, obviously alluding to the Río de la Plata, recognizes the same place of birth as its rival. It was born in the La Boca neighborhood in 1901 during a carnival, when a group of youngsters took some red ribbons that hanged from the carnival carriages and attached them to their white t-shirts in a diagonal, giving origin to the “red band”, the famous t-shirt that would be its trademark forever. There is where its first seat was born, but then it moved to Palermo where it stayed forever in the Núñez neighborhood.
Its stadium was inaugurated in 1938 with a capacity for 70,000 people, who made it one of the biggest stadiums in Latin America, which gave place to its nickname “El Monumental” (the monumental). It was modified and updated in 1978 because of the World Cup in Argentina. It is the central seat for the all the games the National Football League plays and also for important events of Los Pumas (the official National Rugby League) and it is transformed into one of the most important places for the mega music concerts of great bands such as The Rolling Stones, U2, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Madonna, Guns n’ Roses, among many others. The River Plate Club is located in the neighboring premises to the stadium, where more than 60 activities related to sports, society and culture are developed here. The indoors Olympic swimming pool and the big interactive museum stand out.
Address: Brandsen y del Valle Iberlucea s/n – La Boca
The Boca Juniors’ Club soccer stadium, popularly known as “La Bombonera”, is with no doubt the most popular one in the country and the one that has more fanatics throughout the world. Its supporters called themselves La Mitad Más Uno, in reference to the proportion of fans with regard to the total quantity of the country (in fact, the porcentage is a bit lower than 50 %).Boca obtained national and international triumphs throughout history and it is the winnest of South America of the last decade. It is this way, Boca Juniors has turned an international brand and a lot of foreign tourists arrive in Argentina just to see the team in action in this mithycal stadium, where the extreme support of the fans is the biggest attraction. The Club has the pride to have been one of the teams where Diego Armando Maradona played. Maradona is considered vy the specalists as the best soccer player ever in the planet. Maradona is the fan number one of Boca and it is possible to see him in his box seat in almost every game. He has or maybe because it gave birth to famous soccer players who obtained national and international triumphs throughout history. It has a superimposed floor structure that resembles a “box of chocolates” which gave origin to its popular name. Here, while in a full house match, specially when the Boca-River Super Classic is played, the song from the tribunes becomes deafening sounds. It is not a myth the fact that every time the fans jump in the unison to support the team, The Bombonera shakes. To this, owes its fame of being one of the most difficult stadiums for the visitors teams due to the pressure exerted by the supporters during the match.Blue and yellow, the colours that represent the team, have their own history. It is said that the group of young founders of the club, when they had to choose the colors that would identify the institution, they decided to take the colours from the first boat passing by the Riachuelo. It turned out to be a Swedish boat (which has a blue and yellowed flag). The stadium was inaugurated in 1940 and it has a seating capacity of 40,000 people. Nowadays it can contain up to 60,000 people. In its outer façade, a mural by the famous painter Pérez Celis can be observed and it has a representation of the typical life and characters of La Boca.The facilities of the staduim include since a few years ago a museum that preseerves the memory of the great glories of the club´s history.