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

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

Argentina’s historic 2022 World Cup triumph in Qatar caused the soccer aka football scene in Buenos Aires to come back with a vengeance in 2023 and 2024, especially after a couple of years of cabin fever.

The proof is in the punting: Buenos Aires’ claim to fame as being 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 sports fan.

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

The first half of the season runs from late January/early February until early August.

The second half of the season 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, and 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.

Argentina 2024 Upcoming First Division Football/Soccer Matches

May 2024

  • May 11, 2024
    • Argentinos Jrs vs Rosario, 11:00 pm
    • Independiente vs Talleres de Cordoba 5:30 pm
  • May 14, 2024
  • River Plate vs Libertad 9:30 pm
  • May 18, 2024
    • San Lorenzo vs Sarmiento, 5 pm
    • Barracas Central vs Sarmiento, 1:00 pm
    • River Plate vs Belgrano, 6:00 pm
  • May 25, 2024
    • Boca Juniors vs Talleres de Cordoba, 8:00 pm
    • Argentinos Jrs vs River Plate, 3:00 pm
  • May 26. 2024
  • Huracán vs Instituto 8:30 pm
  • Independiente vs Vélez, 8:00 PM

June 2024

  • June 1, 2024
  • Racing vs Deportiva Riestra 6:00 pm
  • June 2, 2024
  • Platense vs Boca Jrs 2:30 pm (La Plata)
  • River Plate vs Tigre 8:15 pm
  • June 3, 2024
  • Barracas Central vs Huracán 7:00 pm
  • Estudiantes vs Godoy Cruz 9:15 pm (La Plata)
  • San Lorenzo vs Sarmiento 7:00 pm
  • June 14, 2024
  • Boca vs Velez Sarfield, 9:00 pm

—Copa America, June 13—July 20—

July 2024

  • July 20, 2024
  • San Lorenzo vs Huracan, TBD
  • July 21, 2024
  • River Plate vs Lanus, TBD
  • July 28, 2024
  • River Plate vs Sarmiento, TBD

August 2024

  • August 3, 2024
    • Boca Juniors vs Barracas Central, TBD
    • Independiente vs San Lorenzo, TBD
  • August 10, 2024
    • River Plate vs Huracan, TBD
  • August 17, 2024
    • Boca Juniors vs San Lorenzo, TBD
  • August 24, 2024
    • Racing vs Independiente, TBD
    • Argentinos Jrs vs Huracan, TBD

September 2024

  • September 14, 2024
    • Racing vs Boca Juniors, TBD
    • Belgrano vs Independiente, TBD
  • September 21, 2024
    • Boca Juniors vs River Plate, TBD
  • September 28, 2024
    • River Plate vs Talleres, TBD
    • Independiente vs Godoy Cruz, TBD

October 2024

  • October 5, 2024
    • Boca Juniors vs Argentinos Jrs, TBD
    • Independiente vs San Lorenzo, TBD
    • October 20, 2024
      • River Plate vs Velez, TBD
      • October 27, 2024
        • Boca Juniors vs Riestra, TBD

November 2024

  • November 2, 2024
    • Lanus vs Boca Juniors, TBD (Email us for details)
  • November 3, 2024
    • River Plate vs Banfield, TBD
  • November 6, 2024
    • Boca Juniors vs Godoy Cruz, TBD
  • November 9, 2024
    • Huracan vs Independiente, TBD
  • November 10, 2024
    • River Plate vs Barracas, TBD
  • November 19, 2024
    • San Lorenzo vs Racing Club, TBD
  • November 20, 2024
    • Boca Juniors vs Union, TBD
  • November 23, 2024
    • Huracan vs Boca Juniors, TBD (AWAY, at Huracan)
  • November 24, 2024
    • River Plate vs San Lorenzo, TBD

December 2024

  • December 1, 2024
    • Boca Juniors vs Gimnasia, TBD
  • December 8, 2024
    • River Plate vs Rosario Central, TBD
  • December 14, 2024
    • Racing Club vs River Plate, TBD
  • December 15, 2024
    • Boca Juniors vs Independiente, 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.

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 schedule.

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If interested in booking a game please send a message with the number of people in your group and the desired game

To get a taste of Argentine football in the off-season (or in season!) 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 are lots of games.

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Polo Games & the Argentina Polo Open

Argentina is known worldwide for its soccer, but many don’t know that another sport they dominate 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:

• Please note, that soccer game times may change, please be prepared to be flexible time-wise
• We process payments via Paypal, Google Pay, Stripe or Bitcoin please let us know if you have a preference
• Prices are subject to change until payment is received
• Due to laws regarding safety protocol for stadiums, we may be required to ask for guests’ passport numbers or copies
• Please read our cancellation policy on our terms and conditions
• Please get in touch about seeing a game as soon as possible, but be aware the window between when tickets hit the market and when they are sold can be small
• Tickets are usually not available the day of the game or may imply a surcharge

Boca Juniors field

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