Club: CA Independiente | Opening: 1928 | Capacity: 45,562
History and description
Estadio Libertadores de America was built in the 1920s. It was Independiente’s 7th ground, having previously played at various other sites around Avellaneda.
The new stadium was one of the most modern of South America at that time, made out of concrete and iron, and with roof cover over the main stand. It officially opened on 4 March 1928 with an exhibition match against Uruguayan side Penarol (2-2).
In the 1960s, another roof was added to the stadium, which from then on went by the nickname ‘La Doble Visera’. Officially, the stadium was simply called Estadio de Independiente. It is estimated that in those days the stadium could pack up to 90,000 spectators.
Few changes were made to the stadium in the next decades, and in the 2000s Independiente therefore started looking into building a new stadium in its place. Demolition of the old stadium started in 2006, and soon after works on the new stadium began, partly financed by the sale of Sergio Aguero to Atletico Madrid.
In 2005, the stadium had already been renamed to Estadio Libertadores de America in reference to the seven Copa Libertadores titles Independiente has won.
The new Estadio Libertadores de America reopened on 28 October 2009, however the stadium had only been 60% finished. It took another 7 years for the rest of the stadium to be gradually completed.
How to get to Estadio Libertadores de America
Estadio Libertadores de America is located in the city of Avellaneda, a suburb of Buenos Aires just south of the Capital Federal city limits. The stadium lies about 7 kilometres south of Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires’ business centre (Microcentro), and about 4 kilometres from the La Boca area.
Less than 200 metres separate Estadio Libertadores de America from Estadio Presidente Peron from their rivals Racing Club.
You can get to the stadium either by train or bus (colectivo). If preferring the train, take a train from Plaza Constitucion station (which is on metro line C) to Dario Maxi (Santillan y Kosteki) station. The walk from Dario Maxi station to the stadium takes only 10 minutes. Frequent trains depart from Plaza Constitucion for the 8-minute journey.
Multiple buses connect Estadio Libertadores de America with central Buenos Aires. From the Microcentro, catch either bus 10, 17, 45, or 100 (all from 9 de Julio), or bus 22 or 33 (both from Av. Alem or Colon). None of these buses pass the stadium directly but it’s never more than a 5 to 10-minute walk.
From the Palermo (Plaza Italia) and Recoleta areas, bus 10, 93, and 95 all get you to the stadium. The last is the most convenient as it passes the stadium directly.
Address: Bochini 751, Avellaneda
Tickets for Independiente games can be bought at the club office at Avenida Mitre 470 in Avellaneda or at the club office at Boyaca 470 in the Caballito area in Buenos Aires.
Tickets are usually only sold in advance to the general public on the day before the match or on the day itself. However, tickets can generally also be bought at the ticket windows of the stadium from a few hours before the start of the match.
Ticket prices depend on the opponent but typically range from AR$450.00 to AR$900.00 for a seat at one of the sides.