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The Clásico Avellaneda Edition: Racing Club v Independiente Matchday Experience

5 Excellent (7 reviews) Buenos Aires

From €249,00 249,00


5 hours


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Group Size

Max 14 people


English, Español

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When one thinks of football in Argentina, it’s usually the superlásico. There are a few exceptions. However, there are parts of Argentina’s vastly diverse, sprawling capital that see this titanic clash as something of a sideshow. Across the River Riachuelo from Central Buenos Aires, in the port city of Avellaneda to the south of the capital, all that matters is their very own Clásico. At least once every year, Racing Club and Independiente do battle in El Clásico de Avellaneda – it’s one of Argentina’s most intense fixtures on the calendar. It’s a match that you need to tick off your bucket list.

The rivalry between Independiente and Racing is one of proximity. To make matters more interesting and chaotic, the team’s home stadiums are literally three blocks away from each other. It is a local derby in the truest sense. In Avellaneda, Independiente and Racing graffiti compete on the walls. There are two types of bars: Racing bars and Independiente bars. Two types of restaurants: Racing restaurants and Independiente restaurants. And two types of people: Racing fans and Independiente fans.

Experience a day with a local group of Racing club members. The Cilindro is one the most exciting grounds in Buenos Aires. This matchday includes transportation,  “pre-match”, which is known as “previa” a few blocks from the stadium, eating traditional food, and drinking open tap beers.

Book this Racing Club matchday experience packaged with authentic bilingual guides/fans, a pregame right outside the stadium, and transportation. Entry and a hassle-free day guaranteed!

This Club Atlético Independiente Matchday Experience of the Avellaneda derby is on sale for the following date:

September 30th, 2023 Racing v Independiente (Date TBD)

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  • Experience a the greatest clash in Avellaneda
  • Explore one of the most important football neighbourhoods of Argentina
  • Enjoy a traditional pre-match experience with locals

What you will do

Matchday! Experience the Clásico Avellaneda Edition
Matchday! We are more than excited to welcome you into the world of the Avellaneda Derby. The host will meet you at our meeting point in the centre of Buenos Aires. From here, we'll go with transportation to the neighbourhood Avellaneda.
Enjoy a traditional pre-match experience
Next, we'll visit one of the traditional spots where the fans gather for the pre-match. We'll eat a burger and enjoy some beers (or other drinks) and prepare for the Derby
See the Avellaeda Derby live!
The main event of the day: You'll watch an Avellaneda Derby live. The host will take you to your seats in the stadium. We'll be sitting on the short side in the stadium so you can enjoy all the action in the stands and on the pitch. You'll love it!

Afterwards, we will go back with transportation to the city center of Buenos Aires and you can look back on a great day of football in Buenos Aires.

What you get

  • Match ticket (Short Side- Popular standing stands)
  • Pre-match experience
  • 1 Beer
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual English Speaking Local Host
  • Insurance
  • Tips


Is Homefans responsible for the activity?

Even though we are a friendly bunch, we are not directly responsible for the activity.

We are a marketplace, which means we facilitate that travellers like yourself, take part in a sports experience offered by a fully-vetted local host who has enrolled on the platform.

The responsibility to carry out the activity relies exclusively on the local host. However, we as a marketplace and acting in the interests of everyone, supervise everything and facilitate  comms and support  when needed for a flawless experience.

Is the match date confirmed?

Whilst the fixture calendar has been released, final confirmed dates are usually announced 2-3 weeks before the kick-off date, due to TV schedule. It is possible then, that Sunday matches will move to Saturday and vice-versa.  The local hosts will keep you posted in case there is a change.

When will I receive confirmation of the tour?

When you choose and pay for your an activity on the Homefans marketplace, you will receive a booking confirmation directly after the booking via email. In this confirmation, you will get all the details of your booking.

How will the host get in touch?

Once the booking is done, you will receive an order confirmation and the Homefans tech platform will notify the host about it. You can always chat with the host on the marketplace by clicking on the ‘ASK A QUESTION‘ button – you will send and receive messages you can check on your own dashboard with email notifications.

A few days prior to the game, the host will get in touch with you via Whatsapp to arrange the appropriate logistics.

How are the activities planned and executed?

The activities on the Homefans marketplace are designed and executed by fully-vetted locals that have been approved by Homefans.

All bookings made on Homefans are backed by our Buyer Guarantee so you have peace on mind when booking.

With more than 10,000+ customers , Homefans is one of the biggest specialised sports marketplaces in the world.

How many people will be on the tour?

The maximum number of people the host will allow is stated above.

However,  this number may not always be met and it may even be possible that your party is on the tour on your own.

Higher numbers make for a more sociable experience, lower numbers make for more personalised attention from your host. Look at it as a win/win!

What does an activity include?

An activity on the Homefans marketplace involves a fully-vetted host, who offers a specific experience around a sporting event (match day experience with a ticket for the game) or some other cultural experiences (walking tours, stadium & museum tours with a local, among others).

They last between 2 hours up to a whole day. Please check the inclusions in each activity on the “What’s Included‘ section.

Can I bring bags to the stadium?

We recommend not to bring bags and valuables to the stadia in Argentina. Just the bare minimum to be more comfortable during your experience.

Also, please restrain from wearing the away team’s colours as it will make it almost impossible to access the ground.

I might need to cancel - what shall I do?

If you foresee that you cannot longer attend the activity you booked, you can do it within the next 24 hours after your booking was done.

According to our Terms & Conditions, after the 24 hour window, the host cancellation policy applies, and it depends on each host.  Given that it involves tickets, it’s usually non-refundable.

If you have solid grounds on why you want to cancel, please get in touch with Homefans and we will facilitate the process with the local host.


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Bradley Bayliss


Independiente v Racing Club

I had the best time seeing this fixture on my weekend in Argentina. Transport and complimentary drinks to and from the match were provided by homefans. Nacho our host got us up close to the atmosphere outside the ground and gave us some good info about the match, we enjoyed great food outside the ground and a beer before getting into the stadium where we had great seats behind the goal! Unforgettable match and one of the best atmospheres I've ever been in
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Inaki Dauwe


The Derby de Avellaneda, a truly memorable experience

As part of the fecha de los clásicos, I visited the Derby de Avellaneda (Independiente - Racing Club) and I had a blast! The organization by Nacho, Alvaro and Valentín of taking a big group to this football party par excellence, was amazing. It was incredible to see how close El Cilindro of Racing Club was to the stadium of Independiente, which emphasizes the importance of this rivalry. The stadium of Independiente was unique too with la Garganta del Diablo, one of the most remarkable elements I ever saw inside a football stadium.
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Tobias Mortag


Great experience at the Classico de Avellaneda

Fantastic! As a football fan you can not ask for more than floodlights and one of the biggest derbies in the country. The atmosphere around the stadium was electrifying and the atmosphere inside was at boiling point. In any case, it is important to arrive at the stadium with some time. Our guide Nacho was also fantastic! With a lot of background knowledge about the rivalry between Independiente and Racing, he has rounded off this experience wonderfully. I can only recommend this tour to everyone and will definitely come again!
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Dan Lloyd


Great experience once again in Buenos Aires!

I had a great time again in South America and this match was on the bucket list for many years and lived up to the hype. I had gone to San Lorenzo earlier in the day with a friend and these guys waited for me after the game to take me to Avellaneda. They are obviously well connected in terms of football in Buenos Aires and I would highly recommend booking a trip with them to any game. They will look after you. Do not hesitate to ask them a question prior to booking. Thanks to Valentin and Alvaro, two top lads. Thanks to all the guys at HOMEFANS/COPA90 who make trips like this possible for crazy groundhoppers like myself! Cheers.
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Gavin Maclure

Fantastic experience and information about the club and proximity to rivals, Racing Club as well as some context. The atmosphere around the ground leading up to the stadium, the local street food was excellent definitely spend some time around the area outside sampling the food and local fans arriving in buses or in corteo 💥 but arrive sharp to do so. Inside was packed, the game really came to life in the second half and had a real intensity to it on field and in the stands, probably because this stadium by comparison had a noticeable relationship between the on field play and the crowd intensity which fed each other. Thoroughly enjoyed and recommend just don’t get too close to the stadium with a beer! 👮 The hosts will keep you right. Thanks!
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Steven McCormick


Homefans x Copa90 - Avellaneda

A derby match under the floodlights always feels like it will be extra special, and in this case it did not disappoint. You could feel the stadium shaking as the whole crowd burst into song. It was an amazing fixture to experience! Outside Alvaro, Valentin and Nacho found us some authentic pre-match Choripan and helped us join in the singing. Nacho was a great Independiente host as he took time to speak at great lengths about his club, the rivalry and the traditions.
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Maxmillion Undy



This experience made me feel as though I was a fan of the club for years, made me feel like I was part of the club and the real passion of a Argentinian derby game. Nacho was the best you could ask for, took me into the midst of it and got me chanting and bouncing around and really making it the best experience I will ever have! Valentín and Alvaro got us ready for the game in the best way helping me pick out a shirt for the match and getting us some amazing street food from near the stadium. I must reiterate this is the best experience I have ever been on and I felt at home being at this match, absolutely life changing experience for myself. Thank you guys!
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