Fishface...."ReemsterCARP" said:The football season ends the 22nd of june.
PS: Why would you want to visit Boca Juniors, the club of false sentiments (their biggest idol (Maradona) only played there for one season when he left the club), in a *bleep*ty neighbourhood, that doesn't give a @#$@# about the local tournament (they're playing there local games with the second team).
Try to catch a River Plate game. Less Hype, more emotion.
Boca will play Tigre (last season's revelation)."BsAsIrish" said:The Argentine season will take a break during July but will resume in August.. If you are here, Boca will play on the 22 June at La Bombonera, the home of Argentina's most successful football Club.
A club of false sentiments. Boca is as working class as Mauricio Macri. If Boca doesn't win, people stop coming to the stadium. They even put up black banners 'gracias x el campeonato'. Nice fans...A team of false sentiment? Well they still hold a fanbase of 40% among the entire population of Argentina!! Typically clubs who identify themselves with the working class have the greatest and most passionate fans.
Not if you're still in the race for the local championship. It's an insult to your fans when you play with juveniles when you've got a realistic chance to be champions. Especially when your biggest rival (River Plate) has a good chance at winning the title as well.Oh and the reason they played a second string side was due to the fact they are still playing in the Copa Libertadores, which River were knocked out of earlier. Any successful team will paly a rotation system with its players when your fighting for 2 titles at the same time.
I would suggest you get a ticket in the 'popular' section of the stadium. Its all standing in that area, but you will experience what it means to the fans... The last game i went to i had people jumping on me and hugging me when Boca scored a goal in the last minute to win 2-1. Something i have never experienced at any other football game ive been to in the world. [/i]
Depending on your 'experience' with visiting football matches you can choose between: Platea (all-seater section) which is safer but more expensive. Yo won't find the most passionate fans there, but you have a great view on the pitch and can film and take photographs inside the stadium without being bothered by people that want you to part with your camera.
The popular is where it's at when you REALLY want to experience what it's like to visit a football match. It's dirt cheap (27 pesos), you can stand among the most fanatic supporters. Drawbacks are that: it's less safe. Human avalanches occur almost every game, there are fights and robberies and you won't be able to watch the game as well as you could in the Platea section. Tip: Leave your camera and other valuables at home when going to the popular.
Try to buy a ticket in advance, so you don't have to buy it from the touts (at a higher price) and you don't 'sponsor' the hooligans of the club. When buying a ticket from a tout, specify VERY VERY VERY clearly if you want a Platea of a Popular.