In celebration of HBO’s upcoming feature-length and landmark documentary Diego Maradona on October 1st, HBO will present a museum pop-up experience in New York City entitled The Diego Maradona Temple Experience, which will honor the legendary footballer and his achievements spanning his 20+ year soccer history.
A force to be reckoned with on the pitch, Maradona was hailed as the “El Pibe de Oro” (The Golden Boy), for which he became universally recognized for. Many will remember Maradona for his part in what became one of the most controversial memories in World Cup history; The “Hand of God” goal he scored in the World Cup Quarter Finals match in 1986 between Argentina vs. England in Mexico City, surely cemented his fame within his home country to Hero status (he quickly doubled down and scored a second goal “The Goal of the Century” to clinch the game for Argentina and eventually take them to the Finals to become the Champions).
Diego Maradona showcases hundreds of hours of never-before-seen footage from the player’s personal archive and follows the astounding career of the legendary footballer, as one of the most celebrated and polarizing sports players in history.
The Diego Maradona Temple Experience
HBO has collaborated with Casa De D10s in Buenos Aires, a museum housed in the once residence of Maradona. For the first time, original photography, personal memorabilia and rarely seen artifacts will travel from Argentina to the U.S. to be showcased to the public. The experience will also feature the work of world famous fútbol artist and illustrator Sebastian Domenech who will craft live paintings throughout the weekend before donating them to Casa De D10s.
The Diego Maradona Temple Experience will take place during the 93rd Annual Feast of San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples at 107 Grand Street, Little Italy, NYC.
The event is offering free admission to the public and open on the following days:
Friday 9/20 + Saturday 9/21, 11:00am-8:00pm
Sunday 9/22, 11:00am-6:00pm
Diego Maradona Full Trailer:
Be sure to check out the full upcoming documentary Diego Maradona, available on HBO on Demand®, HBO NOW®, HBO GO® and partners’ streaming platforms on October 1st.