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La Bomboniera

Brandsen 805 La Boca, Argentina
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La Bomboniera is know also as the Estadio Alberto J. Armando is a stadium located in La Boca district of Buenos Aires. The name Bombonera which means the Chocolate Box due to its shape, with a "flat" stand on one side of the pitch and three steep stands round the rest of the stadium.

The stadium is owned by Boca Juniors, one of Argentina's top football clubs. The unusual shape of the stadium has led to it having excellent acoustics and the Boca support being nicknamed "La Doce" (The 12th man). The pitch at La Bombonera is the minimum size required under FIFA regulations - 105m x 68m. The stadium, as well as being the home of Boca Juniors, is also used as a concert venue. Out of its capacity of 49,000, there are 37,538 seats, 2780 are boxes and 8,682 standing. Both its interior and exterior are lined with a number of murals painted by the artist Pérez Celis depicting many of the club's legendary players and aspects of the district's culture, such as the life of Italian immigrants. Diego Maradona, who played for and supports Boca Juniors, has his own executive box at the stadium.