BA Cup - Buenos Aires, Argentina
The BA Cup is Argentina’s and South America’s most important youth football tournament.
The first ever tournament took place in 2011 and has grown to become the most international soccer tournament in America, hosting over 2000 players from 22 different nationalities each year.
BA Cup takes place at the incredible sports club GEBA, located in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. GEBA is one of the most historic sports clubs in Argentina, with over 130 years of history and more than 40000 active members. GEBA has natural grass and synthetic turf fields. All games, recreational and cultural activities, coaching clinics and seminars, and most lunches take place at the club. The opening ceremony will instead be held in one of Buenos Aires’s first division stadiums, last year it took place in “La Bombonera”, home of Boca Juniors.
2019 will mark the first year of the cooperation between BA Cup and Tournaments Abroad. We will send up to 10-15 referees to this great tournament.
All referees selected for the BA Cup will be accommodated free of charge in a local hotel/hostel in the city of Buenos Aires.
The organization will also take care of all meals, and local transfers to/from the fields of play.
Details about accommodation will be provided by the tournament organizers later during the year. We can anticipate however that all referees will be accommodated free of charge in a basic hotel/hostel like accommodation in the city of Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires is the most passionate football city in the world., with many famous teams and players hailing from Argentina, and BA in particular, it is a sort of “natural” place where to hold a football tournament. Argentinians live and breathe football, but Buenos Aires is also much more.
It is one of the largest cities in Latin America, with a lot of cultural offerings. If you are a fan of walking in green open spaces and parks in big cities like Buenos Aires, be sure not to miss a promenade in Palermo, a beautiful area in the northern part of the city. Here you will find not only open spaces to walk in but also a large lake where you can rent paddle boats and an huge flower garden that is free to enter.
No visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without a trip to La Boca, one of the city’s most original neighbourhoods. La Boca is famous for Tango and you can often catch glimpses of Tango dancers practicing in the streets. In addition to tango, La Boca is famous for its football, and you can take a tour of the La Bombonera Stadium where the buildings are painted in bright colors.
Buenos Aires is Argentina’s international gateway and easily accessible from North America, Europe, and Australasia, as well as other capital cities in South America.
The main airport used for international flights to travel to and from Buenos Aires is Ezeiza International Airport, about 35 km (20 mi) south of Buenos Aires. Direct flights to Europe are available with British Airways to London-Heathrow, Norwegian to London-Gatwick, Lufthansa to Frankfurt, Iberia and Aerolíneas Argentinas to Madrid, LEVEL to Barcelona, Air France to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Aerolíneas Argentinas and Alitalia to Rome-Fiumicino, KLM to Amsterdam three times each week, Turkish Airlines to Istanbul-Ataturk. Non-stop service to the US is available from Atlanta (Delta Air Lines), Dallas (American Airlines), Miami (American Airlines, LATAM Argentina, and Aerolíneas Argentinas), Houston and Newark (United Airlines), and New York-JFK (American Airlines and Aerolíneas Argentinas). For Canada, Air Canada flies nonstop from Toronto. Flights are also available to Asia with Qatar Airways and to Australia/New Zealand with Qantas. and Air New Zealand.
Most domestic flights, as well as many flights to and from neighboring countries (Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay) use the smaller but more convenient Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport, a short distance from downtown Buenos Aires.