The stadium's full name is actually Estadio Alberto J.Armando, but is commonly referred to as La Bombonera, meaning the Chocolate Box, a reference to its shape - one totally flat stand along one side and then 3 other sheer sides, rising up almost vertically, giving the stadium fantastic acoustics.Back on the domestic front, its the Penarol-Nacional derby that the stadium almost lives for.
Rotterdam's a true working-class city, and they say that whilst Amsterdam is where the Dutch go to play, Rotterdam is where they go to work.
"Take a walk on the wild side" sang Lou Reed, apparently about a journey around tough New York. Situated as it is in the colourful La Boca area of Buenos Aires, a Superclasico trip into this neighbourhood for the more upper-class followers of River Plate is precarious in itself.
If there's a more intimidating place for away fans who watch football live or opposition players to have to play it, then we've yet to come across it.
For the opposition, there is literally nowhere to hide.
There is some good news for rival fans though - despite spending money on renovating the ground in recent years, they are now contemplating a move to a state-of-the-art stadium in another area of town. Home ground of the legendary Penarol, the Estadio Centenario is also home to bitter rivals Nacional for their big games, including the Montevideo derby.