VanityBA: Argentina Footbal Hits A New Low At The Bombonera

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, vanityba

Last night’s highly-anticipated match between crosstown rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors is being referred to by the local press this morning as “the worst of football” (La Nacion), “a historic laughing stock” (iProfesional), and “a national shame” . It’s one thing when your fans demonstrate their “passion” by destroying a downtown McDonald’s, but firing tear gas into the visiting team’s tunnel prior …

Fever Pitch: Boca Juniors VIP Box Auction Raises Millions

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, lifestyle, real estate

Their cross-town rivals may be nicknamed “the millionaires,” but it was fans of Boca Juniors scratching the seven-figure checks this week for premium seats at La Bombonera. The Buenos Aires club recently added 8 pitch-level VIP suites in the coveted space between the team benches, and yesterday’s on-field auction had them going to the highest bidder. Each 170 square foot …