Club Atlético Huracán

Club Atlético Huracán is an Argentine sports club located in the Parque Patricios neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. The club is most notable for its football team that plays at the home stadium of the Estadio Tomás Adolfo Ducó.

Huracán was founded on 1908 in the Nueva Pompeya neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. The club’s name and nickname Globo, literally meaning ‘balloon’ makes reference to the Huracán (“Hurricane”) balloon that was flown by Jorge Newbery in 1909. Jorge Alejandro Newbery was later a patron of the club but was better known as an Argentine aviator and engineer of North American descent.

Since its establishment the club have been highly successful winning five Primera División championships and most recently the 2014 Argentine Supercopa.

Home for the club is the Estadio Tomás Adolfo Ducó located in the Parque Patricios neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. It currently has a capacity of 48,314.  Its foundations were laid in 1941 when the cornerstone was laid but it was not until 1947 that the first match was played when Huracan defeated Boca Juniors.  However, the stadium did not officially open until the 11th of November 1949 with a friendly between Huracán and Peñarol.

Estadio Tomás Adolfo Ducó

The stadium was named after Tomas Adolfo Duco the main who was the driving force behind its construction.

Such is its architectural beauty and intricate exterior brick facade it was declared by the Argentine government as a historical and structural heritage site of the City of Buenos Aires in 2007.

Huracán are currently competing in the 2015 Copa Sudamericana tournament, the 14th edition of South America’s secondary club football tournament that is organised by CONMEBOL. The winner will qualify for the 2016 Copa Libertadores.

River Plate were the defending champions but were eliminated by Huracán in the semi finals gaining the club a two legged final match against the Columbians of Independiente Santa Fe.

Outside the home ground of Huracán are a wide range of images dedicated to the heroes of the past, a feature notable at so many Buenos Aires clubs. Some of the greatest ever players were Osvaldo Ardiles, Carlos Babington, Roque Avallay, Alfio Basile and Alfredo Di Stefano. Amongst those immortalised in colourful image and words near the stadium are Argentine national team greats Norberto Mendez and Herminio Masantonio.

The stadium of Huracán is located in the south of a sprawling city. It can be reached via metro (subte) line H. and by disembarking at the Caseros station which lies a short 10-minute walk from the stadium.

You can see some images from our visit to Huracán here.