Football Games in Medellin
If you’re a football fan, watching one of the two professional teams in Medellin, Atletico National and Independiente Medellín, is a great way to experience Latin America’s extraordinary passion for football. Be prepared for a constant roar of noise, drums, and cheering. There is a particularly loud section in the south of the stadium that is much more “passionate” than the others. In my opinion, it’s better to be a section next to that one to experience the festivities but not be overwhelmed by them. At times, it feels like more people in the stadium are watching the revelry in the crowd than the soccer match.
The stadium is located near the Estadio metro and tickets are available at the stadium. Be prepared to deal with ticket scalpers – try not to be overwhelmed. Games usually occur on Wednesdays while some are on Saturday or Sunday. Tickets should cost around $10,000 COP to $50,000 COP depending on the section of the stadium.