Buenos Aires to host 2024 Copa Libertadores final

Argentina will host the continental final for the first time since 2019, with River’s Monumental as the favorite to be the venue

The 2024 Copa Libertadores final will be played in Buenos Aires. The Argentine Football Association (AFA) announced Tuesday on its X account that the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) had chosen the city to host. It will be the first time the final has been played in the country since the switch from a two-part, home and away format to a single game.

While Buenos Aires will be hosting, the stadium has yet to be announced. Buenos Aires has 18 football stadiums — more than any other city in the world. The undoubted favorite is River Plate’s Más Monumental. With a capacity of over 84,000 following a renovation and expansion in 2023, it’s the largest stadium in Argentina.

“I’d love to host the 2024 final here,” River president Jorge Brito told InfoBae recently. “This is the best stadium in South America. Argentina deserves it.”

Hosting could see River Plate earn its fifth Copa Libertadores in front of its own fans, as it is one of six Argentine teams in the competition. The others are San Lorenzo de Almagro, Estudiantes de La Plata, Rosario Central, Talleres de Córdoba, and Godoy Cruz.

The Monumental’s potential choice as venue is bolstered by Boca Juniors’s absence from the competition, avoiding the possibility of a Xeneize title celebration at its traditional rivals’ home.

Since Conmebol changed the format to single-game deciders, Argentina has only hosted the 2020 Copa Sudamericana final, when Defensa y Justicia beat Lanús 3-0 in Córdoba.


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