River v. Boca: Where and how to watch the Superclásico

The biggest game in Argentine football is a must-watch experience for fans and tourists alike

The Superclásico is the clash between Boca Juniors and River Plate, the two biggest teams in Argentine football. First played in 1908, every game adds a chapter to the most heated rivalry in the country, with British football magazine FourFourTwo calling it “the biggest derby in the world.”

Whether you’re hoping to see the game live or on TV, here’s everything you need to know to watch the next Superclásico.

What time is Boca Juniors vs River Plate?

The next Superclásico will be played on February 25, at 5 p.m. Argentina, at River Plate’s Monumental stadium. 

It will be part of the 2024 Copa de la Liga seventh matchday, known as the Fecha de los Clásicos, where clubs play their rival teams.

The referee will be Yael Falcón Pérez, who will be conducting his first ever Superclásico.

Watching live at the stadium

Boca’s La Bombonera and River’s Monumental stadiums, two of the biggest in Argentina, are almost always packed for the biggest game of the season.

Tickets for fans are sold out in the days before the game, as both clubs have massive fan bases and have priority systems to allocate tickets. For tourists, hotels and tour sites offer tickets and experience packages, although prices can be hefty.

Match-going in Argentina isn’t dangerous, but you have to stay alert for flare-ups and heated arguments that can occur. Also, remember that away fans have been banned in Argentina since 2013, so don’t wear that side’s colors to avoid problems.

Watching on TV

The second best option is to watch from the comfort of your home or hotel on TV or attend a bar that’s showing the game. To watch, you need a subscription to premium channels ESPN Premium and TNT Sports from your TV provider.

If staying put is not an option, several bars across Buenos Aires will be showing the game. Locos x el Fútbol (Las Heras 2101, Recoleta) is one of the city’s biggest sports bars, with several giant screens and lots of football-themed decorations.

For those hoping for a classic pub experience, Sullivan’s (Jorge Luis Borges 1702, Palermo) was the first Irish sports pub established in Palermo and offers a wide selection of beers and foods.

El Banderín (Guardia Vieja 3601, Almagro), one of Buenos Aires’s traditional bares notables, opened in 1923 and takes its name from the incredible collection of team flags from across the world that adorns its walls.


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