The beating of Boca Stadium

[words and photograph Mark Eveleigh]

It seems to me that Boca Stadium is trembling. I’m up high in the press stands and down below on the terraces where “La 12”, the fearsome hoodlum Boca fan-base, is leaping, I can see the rowdiest element of this crowd. 50 000 people are leaping in unison in some sort of barbarian tribal dance. Boca stadium is perhaps unique for the way it moves when the crowd jumps. Jump it does – but tremble never. The stadium doesn’t tremble say the Boca supporters: it BEATS!

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