If you are a soccer fan and looking to do soccer tourism, the first continent that will probably grab your attention is Europe. Countries like Spain, Germany, and England certainly have teams and stadiums to see, but don’t sleep on South America.
Countries like Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia offer up interesting and can’t miss stadiums that you should absolutely visit if you like soccer. Here are some to check out!
La Bombonera: Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Bombonera’s name means “The Chocolate Box” due to its unique shape. The home of Buenos Aires’ Boca Juniors club, this stadium packs in over 55,000 rabid fans for home games, especially against rivals River Plate.
Maracana: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The final of the 2014 World Cup was held at this stadium with a capacity of nearly 79,000, which is located in the heart of Brazil’s most famous city. Its 2013 renovation modernized it and cleaned up its past imperfections, and you should jump at any chance to see Flamengo, Fluminense, or the Brazilian national team here.
El Campin: Bogota, Colombia
Colombia is a country with a rabid passion for soccer, and El Campin is one of the best places to see a game in this country. The long-time home of Millionarios and Santa Fe, two of the country’s most beloved clubs, the Colombia national team also plays here frequently.
El Monumental: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Boca Juniors’ biggest rival, River Plate, also has a fantastic stadium that is worth checking out if the team plays while you are in Buenos Aires. In addition, it is the official home of Argentina’s national team, which features stars like Leo Messi.