Estadio Presidente Peron & Estadio Libertadores de America: Racing Club & Independiente Capacities, Locations, Facts & Video Tour

Racing Club v Independienteknown as the Avellaneda Derbyis one of Argentina’s fiercest rivalries and dates back to the early years of the 20th century.

You want anarchy? This derby can give you anarchy. In 1961 four red cards were handed out and a match in 2006 had to be abandoned altogether when fans rioted in the outside stands, fighting with police in the process.

Much of the emotion and strong feelings for each other stems from the fact that their home ground can be seen in the same plane – they are only a 10 minute walk apart .

So if you are planning a visit to Avellaneda, OBJECTIVElists everything you need to know about the two stages.

Where is the Estadio Presidente Peron & Estadio Libertadores de America?

Both stadiums are located in Avellaneda, a suburb of Buenos Aires just south of the federal capital limits.

The stadiums are located approximately seven kilometers south of Plaza de Mayo in the microcentro of Buenos Aires and approximately four kilometers from the La Boca neighborhood.

Estadio Presidente Peron

Address: Diego A. Milito, B1870 Avellaneda, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Google Maps:Other directions to the stadium can be found here

Estadio Libertadores de America

Address: 815, Ricardo Enrique Bochini 751, Avellaneda, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Google Maps: For more information on the stadium, click here

directions

Both stadiums are accessible by train or bus. If you choose to take the train, you can get on at Plaza Constitucion station (on metro line C) and stay until Dario Maxi station. It takes only 10 minutes on foot from Dario Maxi station to one of the stadiums.

Alternatively, several buses connect Estadio Libertadores de America and Estadio Presidente Peron to downtown Buenos Aires. Take bus number 10, 17, 45 or 100 from Microcentro, or bus number 22 or 33 from Microcentro (both from Av. Alem or Colon).

When were stadiums built?

Estadio Presidente Peron

Construction of the Estadio Presidente Peron began in 1947 and officially opened in 1950 with a league game between Racing Club and Velez Sarsfield.

The Estadio Presidente Peron replaced the old Racing Club stadium on the same site and was financed by a loan from the Argentinian government. In return for his support, the then Argentine president, Péron, was made honorary president, his wife Evita was made an honorary member, and the stadium was named in his honor.

Between 1995 and 1997, the stadium underwent extensive renovations, including the installation of a roof that covered all the seats.

Estadio Libertadores de America

Estadio Libertadores de America was built in the 1920s and officially opened in 1928. The structure was then known as La Doble Visera de Cemento, in honor of its two-part roof and being the first of its kind in the country. When it was built, it was considered one of the most modern stadiums in South America.

However, in the 2000s Independiente began considering replacing it with a new stadium. The old site was demolished in 2006 and construction of the new stadium began soon after, partly funded by the sale of Sergio Aguero to Atletico Madrid.

The stadium then reopened in October 2009, and was renamed Estadio Libertadores de America. Although only 60% complete at the time, the rest of the stadium was gradually completed over the next seven years.

What are the capacities of the stadiums?

Estadio Presidente Peron

The Estadio Presidente Peron currently has a capacity of 61,000although when first built it could hold up to 100,000.

Even so, this number was frequently exceeded as many fans entered illegally. In the second leg of the 1967 Intercontinental Cup final, for example, around 115,000 people saw Racing beat Celtic.

Between 1995 and 1997, the stadium underwent extensive renovations, including the installation of a roof that covered all the seats. Simultaneously, the capacity was reduced to its current level.

Estadio Libertadores de America

The new Estadio Libertadores de America has a capacity of 42,069. However, the old stadium could accommodate up to 90,000 spectators due to renovation and expansion that took place throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

Which teams play at Estadio Presidente Peron & Estadio Libertadores de America?

running club are the only tenants of the Estadio Presidente Peron, but other football matches, such as those of the 1966 Pan American Games, were held there.

Independent are the sole occupants of the Estadio Libertadores de America, the Argentina national football team played some of their matches there from the 1920s to the 1960s, but have not returned since.

Do Estadio Presidente Peron and Estadio Libertadores de America host music concerts and other events?

Events are not usually held at the Estadio Libertadores de America, but the Estadio Presidente Peron has held several concerts, the first of which took place in the late 1990s. Whitesnake and Rammstein are among the artists who have held field shows.

How do I get tickets to watch Racing Club at Estadio Presidente Peron?

Tickets can be purchased at the stadium, at the club office at Nogoya 3045 in western Buenos Aires or at the club store at Lavalle 1650 in the microcentro.

Ticket prices will vary depending on seating and match, but prices will generally range from AR$250 (£1.70) to AR$500 (£5.40).

How do I get tickets to watch Independiente at Estadio Libertadores da America?

Tickets for Independiente matches can be purchased at the club’s offices on Avenida Miter 470 in Avellaneda or Boyaca 470 in the Caballito neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

Tickets are usually only sold to the general public the day before or the day of the match, where they can be purchased at the stadium ticket offices a few hours before the start of the match.

Ticket prices vary depending on the opponent and seat location, but generally range between AR$450.00 (£3) and AR$900.00 (£6).

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