Next Virtual Tour to be hosted on February 20th, 18:00 GMT / 19:00 CET
A stadium in La Paternal, not far from the center of Buenos Aires which Argentinos Juniors call home was the first place where Maradona started his career. Their stadium is named Estadio Diego Armando Maradona, with a plaque at the main entrance reading: “The best player of all time made his career debut in this stadium on October 20, 1976.” Discover the story and life of Diego Armando Maradona during this virtual tour in the neighborhood where it all started for Diego. Diego Maradona’s time with Argentinos Juniors began when he was eight.
Maradona’s rise to prominence with Argentinos Juniors happened remarkably fast. Within the space of a few years, he rose from the lowest youth ranks to the senior team. On 20 October 1976, still only 15-years-old, the young, diminutive Diego Maradona made his debut for Argentinos Juniors’ first-team against Talleres de Córdoba.
“Argentinos Juniors is my home. Every time I hear the name of the stadium, I get shivers down my spine,” said Diego. I will take you through El Paternal and we will visit different football murals and the house of Diego Amando Maradona. Learn about his early days as a professional footballer and what his legacy means to people in Argentina. This experience is 100% online. While you are at home, your host will connect with you from their city via a link that will be provided to you. For this tour, your host will be out in the city showing you live scenes through their camera. All you have to do is get your computer ready, have a proper internet connection, and enjoy your tour in a comfy setting. The online experience starts at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET