La Bombonera

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Inaugurated in 1940 as "Coliseo de la Boca," La Bombonera was nicknamed as such due to its chocolate-box shape.  The stadium is owned by Boca Juniors, one of Argentina's most famous football clubs and holds over 60,000 people. But futbol is not the only spectator occasion held in the stadium. Famous musical artists including Lenny Kravitz, Elton John, James Blunt, Bee Gees, Backstreet Boys have performed there!

"My favorite landmark is the Bombonera (Boca soccer team stadium). I was not a big soccer fan before coming to Argentina and the energy and pride that the Bombonera represents cannot be found in many other places in the world." -Chris K., Santa Clara University

Buenos Aires