River Plate Stadium, the famous Estadio Monumental

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River Plate Stadium, the famous Estadio Monumental
Source: VISIT BUENOS AIRES
River Plate Stadium, the famous Estadio Monumental
Source: VISIT BUENOS AIRES
River Plate Stadium, the famous Estadio Monumental
Source: VISIT BUENOS AIRES
September 28, 2022

One of the most important playing fields in South America.


El Monumental, as the River Plate Club stadium is known (one of the two most popular soccer clubs in Argentina, along with Boca Juniors), is one of the most important playing fields in South America and the one with the largest capacity in Argentina. (76,000 spectators). There the Argentina National Team usually plays its official matches in the country. In addition, the stadium is used for the organization of numerous massive musical shows. The playing field, located on the border between the neighborhoods of Belgrano and Núñez, was inaugurated in 1938 and its last remodeling and expansion was carried out in 1978, when Argentina hosted the World Soccer Championship, a contest that it won by playing the final in said stadium. River has one of the largest sports museums in the world, with a covered area of ​​3,500 square meters where the history of the club is exhibited. Among its attractions are a 360° audiovisual show, a large set design that pays homage to "The Machine" (a famous River team from the 1940s) and the "Tunnel of Time".

Curious facts:
Did you know that the construction of the River Plate stadium could be completed thanks to the income received from the sale of Enrique Omar Sívori? The famous River player, considered one of the best Argentine soccer players of all time, was transferred to the Italian club Juventus in 1957, in a record sum for the time.

River has one of the largest sports museums in the world.
Founded on November 9, 2009, the River Museum houses the most precious treasures in the history of Club Atlético River Plate in its 120 years.
The River Museum covers more than 3500 square meters of surface. Its environments reflect different thematic areas that divide the route, referenced in emblematic dates for the history of River. With an interesting technological deployment, the Museum has a 360 cinema in which a film is projected that expresses the feeling of the River Plate fan.

Through the Time Tunnel, visitors will be able to learn chronologically about the central personalities of River Plate, the teams that made the Club great, the best goals scored, the outstanding triumphs and the most valuable trophies, all related to national and international history.

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