Home to football side Vélez Sarsfield since 1943 when the stadium was a wooden temporary structure, the Estadio José Amalfitani was made a permanent stadium in 1951 and renovated ahead of the 1978 FIFA World Cup. The stadium has a capacity of 49,540 but approximately 29,000 of that is standing.
Named after José Amalfitani who was President of Vélez Sarsfield for 30 years, the stadium would host three matches at the World Cup and has since a number of Argentina international friendly matches, although it has not done so since 1998.
Since 1986 the Estadio José Amalfitani has become the primary home of the Argentina national Rugby Union team, witnessing them defeating rugby powerhouses such as France, Ireland and Wales. In 2016, the stadium also became the home of Super Rugby franchise, Jaguares.
Tickets at Estadio José Amalfitani
Vélez Sarsfield – Tickets will generally only be available from the morning of the match and are available to purchase from the ticket box office at the stadium. Bring ID as you will need it to enter the stadium. Further ticket information will be available on the official Vélez website here.
Jaguares – Jaguares tickets are available to purchase on the club’s official ticketing supplier, Ticketek by clicking here.
Argentina Rugby Union team – Information for upcoming Argentina national rugby union matches to be held at the Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena will be available on the official Pumas website here.
Location & Travel to Estadio José Amalfitani
Estadio José Amalfitani is located in the Liniers area on the western edge of Buenos Aires, approximately 14 kilometres from the Microcentro (Buenos Aires City Centre).
Airport – Ministro Pistarini International Airport located 22km south of Buenos Aires is the largest international airport by number of passengers. The airport serves a number of different international destinations. Buenous Aires has two other airports (Aeroparque Jorge Newbery and El Palomar Airport) which serves mainly regional destinations.
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Bus – Take the bus (colectivo) route 34 from Uriarte (street) in the Palmero area which will take you directly to the stadium, running along Juan B Justo avenue and past the stadium.
Driving – The Estadio José Amalfitani lies adjacent to the Avenida Perito Moreno, the large motorway which runs east-west and connects the city centre in the east (via Av. 25 de Mayo) with the ring road in the west.
Train – The Liniers Train station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the stadium. Take the train from Estación Once (11 de Septiembre) which is located slightly west of the centre (about 15 minutes walking from Plaza del Congreso) towards Moreno on Línea Sarmiento. Once lies also on the blue (A) and yellow (H) metro lines.