La Bombonera, Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Bombonera stadium

All photos by Steve Fisher

Steve Fisher used up his frequent flyer points, wore out his  favourite walking shoes and craned and twisted and contorted his neck to get this photo of the back of the scoreboard of one of the world’s most famous stadiums.

La Bombonera, built between 1938 and 1940, is the home of the Boca Juniors football club. Since 1986 the stadium has been officially known as Estadio Alberto J. Armando, in honour of Boca Juniors’ former club president. Most people, though, still call it La Bombonera, which translates to The Chocolate Box. There are a few stories behind the nickname, including that the architect was  given a box of chocolates when the stadium opened and realised then that the D-shaped stadium resembled a box of chocolates.

Boca Juniors stadium

The excellent Stadium Guide has many more details.

Steve Fisher travelled to Argentina courtesy of Scoreboard Pressure Airlines.

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