The Argentine capital will host a single decision for the first time; the entity organizing South American football has quadrupled the amount given to teams since 2016
(update at 1:46 p.m.)
Next Tuesday, Konmebol announced that Buenos Aires would host the final Copa Libertadores in 2024. It will be the first time that the Argentine capital will host the event since the single-game decision began.
The last time Buenos Aires hosted the final was in 2018. The first match at La Bombonera Stadium saw Boca Juniors and River Plate draw 2–2. The second match, previously scheduled at the Monumental de Nuñez, ended in Madrid, Spain at the Santiago Bernabéu, where River won 3-1.
The entity also revealed an increase in prize amounts in its competitions. The entity stated that it would inject the amount 1.5 billion Canadian dollars in bonuses from their tournaments, thus setting a new historical record. Last year, R$1.4 billion was distributed.
The impact of these awards is visible in the campaigns of the winning clubs. Last year, Fluminense became champions of the Libertadores, beating the likes of Internacional in the semi-finals and Boca Juniors in the grand final. The Rio club, along with Palmeiras and Internacional, raised significant amounts of money during the competition, and since the start of its winning campaign, Flu has amassed approximately $27.15 million (approximately R$136 million) in prize money.
Brazil has a strong representation in the 2024 edition of the Libertadores, with traditional teams such as Fluminense, Palmeiras, São Paulo, Grêmio, Atlético-MG, Flamengo, Botafogo and Red Bull Bragantino taking part in the dispute. As the prize pool increases, the competition promises to be even more fierce and exciting for Brazilian clubs and all football fans in South America.
CONMEBOL announces that it will once again increase prize money at its tournaments by 2024.
— CONMEBOL.com (@CONMEBOL) February 13, 2024