Friday, May 18, 2012

La Bombonera, La Boca

La Bombonera, La BocaThis is the home stadium of Boca Juniors, arguable the most famous football club in Argentina. Officially it is called Estadio Alberto J. Armando after a former President of the club but is universally known as La Bombonera, The Chocolate Box, because of its unusual shape with one flat stand and tiered stands around the other three sides.

It was designed by architects Viktor Sulčič, José Luis Delpini and Raúl Bes with construction commencing in Feb 1938 and the first match being played in May 1940. A third tier was added between 1949 and 1953. Major renovation were completed between 1995 and 1996.

You'll notice the Coca Cola signs around the top of the stadium are in black & white ... well Boca's deadly rivals River Plate play in Red & White so there was no way they were going to allow those colours on their stadium.

La Bombonera, La Boca
La Bombonera, La Boca

Reference: Estadio Alberto J. Armando,


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    1. Ha Ha Robin ... but it is nice to see the advertiser make the compromise rather than then the sporting team.