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Botafogo Matchday Experience

Match Days Rio de Janeiro

From €99,00 99,00




Specific Tour

Group Size

Max 15 people


English, Español, Portuguese


Hi, I’m Matheus, your local host! Join me on one of the most memorable experiences that a football lover can have in Rio de Janeiro: a game of Botafogo at Nilton Santos Stadium! You will have an authentic experience of going on a Botafogo match as if you were a local fan, living the carioca football culture in the middle of one of the most passionate fans in Brazil as if you had lived this all your life!

The Botafogo Matchday Experience will take you through a day filled with football, culture, and history as you will experience a  match of Botafogo, in the incredible Olympic Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro. This private experience will leave you filled with unforgettable memories and a ton of amazing highlights!

We will at the lobby of your hotel (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon beaches). From there your tour will begin as you take taxis/Uber and go to a place where Botafogo supporters meet before the match. Our pre-match we will have some beers (or other desired drinks) and have some barbecues! Here I will tell you the best stories of Botafogo and Carioca football and you will be aware of everything about the clubs and competitions!! Once we soaked up this pre-match atmosphere, we will make our way to the stadium.

The build was finished in 2007 and it hosted the athletics competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics. To give you a hint, their glory days are in the past. They used to have the best team in Brazil. Of all clubs, Botafogo had the most players for the national team in that period. Names such as Carlos Alberto Torres and Garrincha have an important role in their history.

At Nilton Santos Stadium, you will be able to experience a home match of Botafogo together with a local who will guide you throughout the evening. No need to worry about planning where to go, how to get a ticket for entrance or how to travel. We got you covered.

This experience includes a match ticket, subway/taxi ticket, English speaking guide, 1 barbecue and 2 local beers.

Additional Botafogo Matchday information::

Campeonato Carioca matches

15/04 – Botafogo x São Paulo (Brazilian Champioship)

29/04 – Botafogo x Flamengo (Derby Day) (Brazilian Champioship)

06/05 – Botafogo x Corinthians (Brazilian Champioship)

20/05 – Botafogo x Fluminense (Derby Day) (Brazilian Champioship)

PS: The dates are subject to change

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  • See Botafogo live at the Olympic Stadium
  • Tick the football temple off your bucket list
  • Learn more about Botafogo's history and culture
  • Meet up with local Botafogo fans

What you get

  • Botafogo match ticket in Nilton Santos Stadium
  • 1 barbecue and 2 beers
  • A local pre-match experience including a hike to the statue sector
  • Transport to the stadium
  • English speaking Local Host
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance


Is the match date confirmed?

Fixtures have been released however it is possible that Sunday matches will move to Saturday and vice-versa.  We advise you to consider this when making your wider travel plans.

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!

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How will the host get in touch after booking?

The host will get in touch with you via Whatsapp prior to the event. You will receive a booking confirmation from Homefans and more information about the experience.

Can children / young adults join the tour?

If we can accept children there will be an option in the booking flow. However, for many trips our local hosts take the decision, based on the content of the tour, to open this up to adults only. If you are looking to travel with under 18’s, please feel free to contact us and we can discuss your options.


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An amazing experience with one of the most passionate teams in Brazil!

Matheus is such a lovely host who explained a lot of the history behind the derby. He was also very accomodating with any questions We had great seats and were right next to the Botafogo ultras. You can feel the passion and support is truly next level. Even though Botafogo sadly lost, the energy was incredible. I came home a Botafogo fan! Highly recommended!

Jonathan William Anthony


Blew my mind

I came to the game with fairly low expectations, I'd wanted to go to Flamengo game the night before at the Maracana, but unforuntately couldn't with a flight delay. There was one option and that was to go to Botofogo and I am so so glad I did. It was amazing. Matheus really cares deeply about ensuring you have the best possible experience. The guy lives and breathes Botofogo, a club enshrined in history, if not silverware recently. It's not just a game for him, it's about his family and friends. The game was on at the Olympic stadium, which again, I low expectations, but the atmosphere was incredible. He had us right in with the ultras. The fans couldn't have been friendlier as I think they appreciate people coming not just to Maracana and Flamengo, but to see their traditions and culture. In terms of safety and ease, it couldn't have been better. Super smooth pickup, and he even texted me to ensure I got home ok, with transport he organised. If you're in Rio for a week, definitely get to a Botofogo game with a real local football experience.
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Matchday experience Botafogo

It was for me the first time in Rio de Janeiro and this day was the only day with good weather so I went with Matheus together to Christ the Redeemer and after to the Botafogo game. It was a really nice day! The trip to Christ, the Botafogo match. Matheus is a very cool guy, he helped me a lot the whole day and he took his responsibilities so everything went fine with the tickets and transports. I have a good experience! Next time when I will be in Rio de Janeiro to watch football games again I will see Matheus not only as my host, but also as a good friend!
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Bota, Bota, Bota, Botafogooo ! ;-)

Again thanks to Matheus and his very nice friend for a great Botafogo homegame experience. Even if Matheus doesn't like hearing it as a Flamengo supporter ;-), Botafogo has gained a new fan in me. Great atmosphere, likeable club and fans. I will remember this great experience for a long time.
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