Soccer Tours in Medellin : An Unreal Experience
Soccer in Medellin is one of the most popular attractions for locals. In fact, thousands of Paisas visit the Atanasio Girardot Stadium every week to watch either Atletico Nacional or Independiente Medellin play.
For that reason, we want to offer you the unreal experience of visiting a soccer stadium for a match and immersing yourself in Paisa Culture.
Soccer Tours in Medellin
You don’t have to be an avid follower of soccer to enjoy a trip to the stadium. Just prepare to be amazed as fans of both Atletico Nacional and Independiente Medellin start their chants from the second they walk in, until the match is over.
You also get the opportunity to meet fans from different social statuses and how they each behave.
The ones sitting on either the north or southern part of the stadium are usually lower class paisas that pay next to nothing for their tickets. They’re also the ones that chant the entire match.
Fans sitting on the eastern side of the stadium are middle class citizens. They still sing and yell but not as much as their north & south counterparts.
Last but not least you have the fans that sit on the west side of the stadium (you can tell the difference because this part of the stadium is covered in case of rain). These fans are more reserved, more quiet and complain less.
Atletico Nacional vs Independiente Medellin
The Colombian league (Liga Aguila) features 20 teams in its first division. The two most famous from the department of Antioquia (department of which Medellin is the capital) are DIM (Deportivo Independiente Medellín) and Atletico Nacional.
Every week one of the two teams plays at the stadium they share while the other plays away. So you always have the chance to catch one of their home games.
However, it is when these two teams play that the city divides when they come together to watch these two giants play.
So if you find yourself in Medellin during futbol season, you can’t miss our soccer in Medellin tour.
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