Football/ Soccer Games in Buenos Aires: Boca, River & Big Five Tickets

After Argentina’s 2022 historic World Cup triumph in Qatar, the soccer aka football scene in Buenos Aires came back with a vengeance in 2023, especially after a couple of years of cabin fever.

In Argentina, futból is religion and each team’s stadium is a temple to their fans.

The proof is in the punting: Buenos Aires lays claim to fame as the city with the most soccer stadiums in the world.

The Bombonera stadium exterior
Boca Jrs’s ‘Chocolate Box’ is Argentina’s most famous soccer stadium

Argentine soccer fans are loyal to their teams until the grave.

The 2022 FIFA Fan Award went to Argentina’s fans for their unwavering backing of the Argentine National Team during every stage of the World Cup.

Fans are just as enthusiastic cheering for their home team, whether it’s one of the Big Five such as Boca Jrs or River Plate, or an emerging Division One underdog such as Barracas or Huracán.

See the fancy footwork of Argentina’s players up close and find out why the dedication of Argentina’s fans earned them global recognition.

About Argentina’s Professional Soccer/Football League

Catching an Argentina First Division football match is a bucket-list item for any avid sport fan.

The 2024 tournament consists of a single match between the 28 teams (26 clubs plus two promoted from the Primera Nacional league) in the competition.

The first semester runs from late January/early February until early August.

The second semester is from late August until late November/early December.

Want to catch a game during your trip to Buenos Aires?

Football fans watch the game in the club member section at La Boca Jrs. Bombonera stadium in the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires

— Upcoming Games in Buenos Aires — 

Between the Copa Argentina, the Supercopa Argentina, Supercopa International, Trofea de Campeones de la Liga Profesional, not to mention continental tournaments such as the South American Cup, there is likely to be a game that matches your travel dates.

Just keep in mind that the off-season is during the summer break, from December through early February.

At that time your only option will be friendlies along the Atlantic Coast.

Tickets aren’t sold for those games, you’ll just have to wander down toward Mar del Plata to see if you can catch one.

Argentina 2024 Upcoming First Division Football/Soccer Matches

January 27, 2024: San Lorenzo vs Lanus, TBD
January 28, 2024: River Plate vs Argentinos Juniors, TBD
January 31, 2024: Boca Juniors vs Sarmiento, TBD
February 3, 2024: Independiente vs Gimnasia, TBD
February 4, 2024: River Plate vs Velez, TBD
February 10, 2024: Racing Club vs San Lorenzo, TBD (Big Five Derby)
February 11, 2024: Boca Juniors vs Defensa y Justicia, TBD
February 14, 2024: Boca Juniors vs Central Cordoba, TBD
February 14, 2024: Independiente vs Rosario Central, TBD
February 17, 2024: San Lorenzo vs Tigre, TBD
February 18, 2024: River Plate vs Banfield, TBD

February 24, 2024:

Independiente vs Racing Club, 5 p.m

Huracán vs San Lorenzo, 7:30 p.m.
February 25, 2024: River Plate vs Boca Juniors, 5 p.m. (The Superclasico) -$$$
March 2, 2024: Independiente vs Argentinos Juniors, TBD
March 3, 2024: Boca Juniors vs Belgrano, TBD
March 6, 2024: San Lorenzo vs Godoy Cruz, TBD
March 6, 2024: River Plate vs Indp. Rivadavia
March 9, 2024: Independiente vs River Plate, TBD (derby)
March 10, 2024: Boca Juniors vs Racing Club, TBD (Superclasico at the Bombonera)
March 16, 2024: San Lorenzo vs Sarmiento, TBD
March 17, 2024: River Plate vs Gimnasia, TBD
March 31, 2024: Boca Juniors vs San Lorenzo, TBD (derby)
April 6, 2024: San Lorenzo vs Defensa y Justicia, TBD
April 7, 2024: River Plate vs Rosario Central, TBD
April 13, 2024: Independiente vs Talleres, TBD
April 14, 2024: Boca Juniors vs Godoy Cruz, TBD

A close view of professional football at Boca Junior's stadium, the Bombonera

See Footie Action Up Close in Buenos Aires

Copa Argentina

The 2024 edition of the Copa Argentina begins on May 12.

The Copa Argentina is composed of 64 participating teams from various divisions.petition.

In the 32-round knock-out tournament, the teams from different levels of the football hierarchy embark on the quest for the title, which grants them participation in the 2025 Copa Libertadores.

The exact dates haven’t been announced but this is this year’s teams and game line-up:

  • Boca vs Central Norte de Salta
  • River vs Excursionistas
  • Racing vs San Martín de Burzaco
  • Independiente vs Laferrere
  • San Lorenzo vs Independiente (CH)
  • Huracán vs Villa Mitre (BB)
  • Estudiantes (LP) vs Argentino (MM)
  • Gimnasia (LP) vs Centro Español
  • Rosario Central vs Douglas Haig
  • Newell’s vs Midland
  • Argentinos Jrs. vs Gimnasia y Tiro
  • Vélez vs Sportivo Las Parejas
  • Lanús vs El Porvenir
  • Banfield vs Ciudad de Bolívar
  • Unión (SF) vs Gimnasia (M)
  • Colón vs Los Andes
  • Talleres (CBA) vs Agropecuario
  • Belgrano vs Mitre
  • Independiente Rivadavia vs Argentino (Q)
  • Godoy Cruz vs San Martín (SJ)
  • Arsenal vs Estudiantes (RC)
  • Defensa y Justicia vs Atlético Rafaela
  • Dep. Riestra vs Comunicaciones
  • Barracas Central vs San Miguel
  • Atlético Tucumán vs Defensores de Belgrano
  • Central Córdoba de Santiago del Estero vs Quilmes
  • Platense vs Olimpo
  • Tigre vs Chacarita
  • Deportivo Maipú vs Juventud Unida
  • Instituto (CBA) vs Talleres (RE)
  • Sarmiento (J) vs Temperley
  • Almirante Brown vs San Martín (T)

Keep in mind, that even after dates are set, they are often shuffled around to accommodate the TV broadcasting chedule.
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To get a taste of Argentine football on the off-season (or in season!) can also take the popular Bombonera and River Plate stadium tour to see the stadium museums, go on the pitch, and, if you’re lucky, spot players.

With so many teams just in Buenos Aires, there lot of games. We don’t do them all but we might if you ask.

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Polo Games & the Argentina Polo Open

Argentina is known for its soccer, but many don’t know that the sport if truly dominates worldwide is polo. The polo tournament season runs from early October until December.

If planning to be in Buenos Aires during the months of November and December, don’t miss a game at the Polo Open.

At the tournament visitors rub elbows with Argentina’s elite in the stands and get to witness the fast-past action with famous players such as Ralph Lauren model, Nacho Figueras at Argentina’s largest Polo tournament in the Palermo neighborhood’s ‘Polo Cathedral.’

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During the off-season, visitors can still get acquainted with polo, by arranging for a trip to a ranch to see an amateur match or by taking a full-day tour to a ranch to learn polo yourself.

About the Buenos Aires Soccer (Football) & Polo Tours:

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Mural of Carlos Tevez playing with a child  by Martin Ron with the words 'Soccer Argentina -- see a game in Argentina'

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