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Argentinian football to cap ticket prices

Argentinian league football returns today (Friday) with stadiums to have fans present at league games for the first time since March 2020. 

Stadiums will be capped at 50% capacity, and it will be mandatory for adults attending the matches to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

The Argentine Football Association has put a maximum and minimum price of different types of tickets for matches, spanning each division. 

There are different allowances for groups such as retired people, pensioners and for minors. The minimum and maximum prices apply to categories from the Primera Divisón – the top division in Argentinian football – through to futsal. 

In late August, the Argentine Government announced that fans could return to sports stadiums, with the first match being a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Argentina and Bolivia. 

The national game took place at El Monumental in Buenos Aires, which is traditionally the home of Primera club River Plate. 

This game was used as a pilot to test the waters of having fans back in stadiums, with El Monumental filled at 30% capacity. 

General entrance to the top flight matches will cost a minimum of 1,000 pesos and a maximum of 1,200 pesos. 

For retirees and pensioners, it will range from 400 to 600 pesos. For minors it will range 200 to 400 pesos. While there has been an increase since January 2020, where general prices ranged from 550 to 700 pesos, the prices have now been capped. 

Primera B and C, as well as women’s football, also have the same scheme in place with a minimum and maximum prices in place for tickets. 

Image: River Plate