Argentina’s collection of exceptional stadiumsLast updated on : 24/08/2017
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Estadio Alberto J. Armando "La Bombonera" (Buenos Aires) - A monument. The mythical stadium of Argentinian football, the blue and yellow den of Boca Juniors, inaugurated on 25 May 1940 in the south of the city. Diego Maradona exploded on to the world scene here between 1981 and 1982.Getty ImagesEstadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti "El Monumental" (Buenos Aires) - Revamped in 1986, it is the home of River Plate. Its cylindrical shape distinguishes it from the "Bombonera". The 76,000-seat venue hosted the 1978 World Cup finals won by Argentina.EurosportEstadio Presidente Juan Domingo Perón "El Cilindro" (Avellaneda) - Inaugurated in September 1950, the "Cylinder" has paid dearly for its resemblance to the Monumental which was preferred at the 1978 World Cup. The Racing Club stadium was built under the impetus of the former president Perón.Getty ImagesEstadio José Amalfitani "El Fortin" (Buenos Aires) - Antrum of the Pumas, Argentina's rugby union team, and the Jaguars, the stadium is named after the emblematic president of Vélez Sarsfield football club, José Amalfitani. Hosted three matches at the 1978 World Cup.EurosportEstadio Único La Plata Único (La Plata) - Built at the end of the 1990s, this modern stadium was inaugurated in 2003, before hosting meetings during the Copa América 2011. The two big clubs of the city, the Estudiantes and the Gimnasia played here in the late 2000s.Getty Images

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Estadio Pedro Bidegain "El Nuevo Gasómetro" (Buenos Aires) - Inaugurated on December 16, 1993, this stadium changed the life of CA San Lorenzo de Almagro, who went 14 years without a fixed home after the sale of the land of its former stadium in 1979.EurosportEstadio Libertadores de América (Avellaneda) - Built in the 1920s, the Independiente compound went through the 20th century as one of the most modern stadiums in Argentina. The club was able to rebuild it from 2006, thanks to the sale of Sergio Agüero to Atlético Madrid.Getty ImagesEstadio Gigante de Arroyito "El Gigante" (Rosario) - After several moves in the early 1900s, the Rosario Central club found its base in the north of the city, near the Rio Paraná, one of the largest rivers in the world. It took its current form for the 1978 World Cup.Getty ImagesEstadio Marcelo Alberto Bielsa "El Coloso" (Rosario) / Newell's Old Boys' home since since 1911, the compound in the heart of the city of Rosario has undergone many transformations in the past century. In 2009, it was renamed after Marcelo Bielsa for services rendered to the club.EurosportEstadio Malvinas Argentinas (Mendoza) - Built for the 1978 World Cup, the stadium of Godoy Cruz is located in the heart of the General San Martin Park, a place devoted to art, culture, with its amphitheatre, science (Cornelio Moyano Museum) and sports (hippodrome, tennis club).Getty Images