Date:

25 May, 2024. 16:00H

Location:

Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

Stadium:

Campeón del Siglo

Date/Match :
£74.00
Terms & conditions

Nacional de Uruguay @ Gran Parque Central

£74.00

Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

Food

Tickets

Transport

Bilingual Guide

**PLEASE NOTE, THE FIXTURES FOR 2024 (EXACT TIMES AND DATES), ARE ONLY ANNOUNCED 1-3 WEEKS PRIOR**

The first "criollo" club in Uruguay - consisting of local Uruguayan players - Nacional are one of the Big Two in the country and have a hugely successful history.

The club became a symbol for the local and non-elitist classes, represented by their famous captain Abdón Porte - Porte he would go on to take his own life, not bearing to be able to continue life without being a player for "el Bolso" (the pocket).
That infamous incident happened on the playing surface of the Nacional stadium to this day, the Gran Parque Central - first built in 1900 and used in the first Wold Cup in 1930.

Where we'll meet -  Our group will meet in central Montevideo.
Your bilingual guide will explain the context of Uruguayan football, the day's game and Nacional's history. More importantly, they'll let you know exactly what you need to do and be aware of to be one of the lucky few to gain entry into the impressive and historic Gran Parque Central stadium.

The Build-Up From there we’ll head to the stadium outside the city and mingle with the fans, enjoying a choripán with all the toppings and a beer/mate, the perfect preparation for a day watching the Tricolor (tricolour).
Your guide will accompany you in reduced groups (~8 pax.) to the correct entrance gate, through the squeeze of security controls and police checkpoints, and finally into the ground. 

The match - Through the streets of the Blanqueada neighbourhood and into the impressive modernised arena brimming with history. A sea of white, red and blue is an impressive sight and the spectacle behind the goals cranks up the atmosphere.
Your guide will keep the group together, and finding a good spot among the fans, explain the songs and describe the stadium's intricacies.

The Come-Down - The inevitable adrenaline crash after the ecstasy, streaming out of the exits and back towards the centre of Montevideo…
You’ll head back to town to a secure spot and your guide will assist in pointing you in the right direction to get back home safely, whether you're staying in Uruguay or heading on the ferry to Buenos Aires.


Includes

  • Beer/soft drink, and a burger/choripan 🍺🍔
  • Match Ticket  - seated section for great views 🎟
  • Experience Bilingual Guide - to translate, answer your questions and keep everyone safe 😀
  • Transport 

 

What you need

  • National Photo ID (no copies/screenshots)
  • Very causal clothing and comfortable footwear for walking/standing (dress-down!)
  • Coats/Jackets for the rain (no umbrellas)
  • You can bring your phone to take photos.
  • Leave your valuables at home and travel light - no handbags, make-up, power banks, water bottles, lighters... unnecessary items will be confiscated.
  • Some cash if you want to buy something extra (credit cards are often not excepted)
  • It may be necessary to download the club ticketing app and keep your phone charged
  • Your psyched-up self, it will be intense!

Important to know

  • For some clubs, tickets are very hard to come by and are available exclusively to members, sponsors or can only be found through various levels of re-sale. For others, tickets are available but can only be bought in-person, with local ID/bank cards, or through numerous inventive means of wasting your time. We will make sure to find tickets for you and guarantee their authenticity.

  • The access to the stadium is filled with different controls and security checks in which police and fans get mixed up, sometimes creating tension. Our expert guides have navigated these sites dozens of times, know the ins and outs, and can anticipate and handle these situations so you don’t have to.

  • Many football fans in Argentina are not used to seeing tourists and barely speak English. In a way, this is what makes our experience truly authentic, and we will help with Spanish so no language barriers affect your match-day.

  • Many supporters will appreciate it if you show your support through your clothing, by wearing the club's merchandise like a shirt, beanie, jacket, etc. Dressing with the club colours will be fine, but if you want a jersey make sure to take a look at our store.

  • Football in Argentina is an amazing subculture. Our expert guide will let you know everything you need about the context of the game, the history of the clubs, the traditional pre-game rituals, the meaning of the songs you will hear, the significance of the flags and symbols, and more.

  • The chaos and unpredictability in Argentine football are what makes it uniquely beautiful, and uniquely frustrating. The League often decides fixtures at the last moment, and changes can happen late on also. If this is the case, we will let you know in advance for you to make a decision according to your availability.

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