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The Clásico Avellaneda Edition: Independiente v Racing Club Matchday Experience

Match Days Buenos Aires

From €179.00 179.00

Duration

5 hours

Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Max 10 people

Languages

English, Español

Overview

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 Independiente members. The stadium, which seats a maximum of 50,000 supporters, is the most family-friendly of the Buenos Aires options. 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 Independiente 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:

Sunday 10 July. Racing v Independiente

Organized by

Alvaro_G

Member Since 2020

8 Reviews

Experience organized by Alvaro_G

Verified Homefans Host 8 Reviews Hi, my name is Alvaro and I am the destination manager of Argentina for Homefans. I will show you the Argentinian football culture off the beaten path in Buenos Aires and beyond.

HIGHLIGHTS

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

What you will do

Itenirary
Matchday! Experience the Clásico Avellaneda Edition
Matchday! I am more than excited to welcome you into the world of Independiente. I will meet you at our meeting point in the centre of Buenos Aires. From here, we'll go with transportation to the neighborhood Avellaneda.
Itenirary
Enjoy a traditional pre-match experience
Next, we'll visit one of the clubhouses of Independiente where you can warm-up for the match together with Independiente fans. We'll eat a burger and enjoy some beers (or other drinks) and prepare for the match of Independiente.
Itenirary
See CA Independiente live!
The main event of the day: You'll watch a match of CA Independiente live. I will take you to your seats in the stadium. We'll be sitting on the long 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 (Long Side)
  • Pre-match experience
  • Burger & Beers
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual English Speaking Local Host
  • Insurance
  • Tips

Activity's Location

Buenos Aires

FAQs

Will the stadiums be open in 2022? At what capacity?

Argentina’s stadiums will return to 100% capacity in November 2021.  We cannot guarantee that restrictions will not return but we will keep all customers up to date on any developments.

Will I have to demonstrate I am vaccinated? Or show a negative test?

Argentina is in the process of reopening and a range of trials are underway, all of which involve checking customers vaccination status.  We have linked to these requirements above.  While the restrictions may ease we advise all customers looking to travel to Argentina to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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!

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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Bradley Bayliss

31/03/2022

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

29/03/2022

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

28/03/2022

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

28/03/2022

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

26/03/2022
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

25/03/2022

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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Max Undy

25/03/2022

Independiente

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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    Organized by

    Alvaro_G

    Member Since 2020

    8 Reviews