La Bombonera

54000 seats
La Bombonera
Official Stadium Name La Bombonera
Former Names Boca Juniors Stadium (1940–1986)
Camilo Cichero Stadium (1986–2000)
Alternative Names Alberto J. Armando Stadium
Inauguration Date 25/05/1940
Opening Game Boca Juniors 2-0 San Lorenzo
Opening Game Date 25/05/1940
Attendance Record 57395
Record Match Boca Juniors 2-0 San Lorenzo
Record Date 25/05/1940
Renovations 1941, 1951-1953, 1996
Design Viktor Sulčič
Cost
Owner Boca Juniors
Operator Boca Juniors
Tenants Boca Juniors (1940-present)
League
Primera División
Pitch Dimension 105x68 meters
Surface Grass

Location and Contacts

Continent South America
Nation
City Buenos Aires
Address Brandsen 805 CP 1161, La Boca
Coordinates -34°38'5" S -58°21'32" W
Telephone +54 11 4309-4700
Website Official Website

In-Game Details

Category Real
Weather
Sunny
Rainy
Cloudy
Shadows Moderate
FUT Quality
Default Time 21:00
Camera Height 15
Camera Zoom 9
Customization Tifos
Stadium Themes
Home FIFA Clubs Boca Juniors
FIFA Editions FIFA 14 | FIFA 15 | FIFA 16 | FIFA 23

In-Game Images

Real Images

Real Video

Map

using google map on website

Stadium History

Seen today by many as a place of cult, stadium works started on Feb 18th 1938 and lasted over 2 years. The result were single-tiered stands, three of which were connected in the corners, while fourth stood alone. What is interesting is the fact that already then La Bombonera, as it is commonly known, was using almost all the plot available.

Huge popularity led to first redevelopment comming right after opening (May 1940). In 1941 new second tier was opened above 3 stands and a decade later construction of the third level started. Due to lack of space construction had to go up, leaving room on the ground nearly only for access routes to upper sections. Though the construction is strong enough to cope with thousands of people inside the ground, it has problems with crowd distribution – high congestion is an issue. That’s why the club decided to decrease capacity to only 54,000 people.

Three-tiered stands still had quite some room compared to the fourth, though. This one had to go up literally – a 7-storey ‘office building’ was raised in 1990’s, where almost 3,000 VIP’s and corporate clients have their skyboxes. Extremely small plot allowed for the ground to have only the smallest pitch allowed by FIFA and the construction packed with people tends to vibrate when supporters jump while singing. It is said that this is not ‘shaking’, that’s Bombonera’s ‘heartbeat’.