|67,812 (Capacity for international games)|
|24,776 (Lower Tier)|
|23,634 (Middle Tier)|
|21,592 (Higher Tier)|
|17,794 (Bundesliga only) (Standing places)|
|2200 (Bussiness and press seats)|
|1374 (in 109 boxes) (VIP seats)|
|200 (Disabled seats)|
|Clubs||FC Bayern München|
|Construction||21/10/2002 - 05/2005|
|Design||Jacques Herzog i Pierre de Meuron|
|Address||München Stadion GmbH, Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25, 80939 Munich|
Description: Allianz Arena
The stadium, built between 2002 and 2005, is among the World’s Most modern and at the same time Germany’s third largest football ground. It cost nearly €340mln, though a big portion of the price went for financing construction works worth alone some €290mln. The idea of Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron was chosen best in an international competition thanks to its original bowl that gave beginning to a whole trend in stadium design.
Most distinctive part of the ground are almost 3,000 ETFE-foil ‘air panels’ that cover facades and roof of the ground. With its immense size exterior cladding is the largest foil construction in the world. Each of the panels, also known as cushions, may be lightened in three colours – blue, red and white. Blue are used mostly for TSV 1860 games, red for Bayern matches and white for other events, though the configurations tend to be mixed. This plays an important role however, because one of this stadium’s challenges was to combine colours of both football clubs without antagonising fans of one another. For this reason the ground is greyish when not used and takes colours for specific events. This solution has also been copied, most known example of which is New Meadowlands in East Rutherford.
Allianz Arena’s history is short, but grows fast. It was here that the 2006 World Cup kicked off with Germany beating Costa Rica 4:2 in the first game. Then came other national team games, Champions League fixtures and finally UEFA’s decision to host Champions League final here in 2012, though the ground’s capacity is short of the 70,000 number desired by football authorities. That is not the case in Bundesliga, when Bayern claims to have one of the World’s highest football attendances with a constant 69,000 in statistics.
Euro 2024: Stadiums for the opener and the final selected
The UEFA Executive Committee, meeting in Vienna, has decided that the opening match of the 2024 European Football Championship will take place in Munich. Berlin will host the final. The European football union has also announced the schedule for the tournament, which will be played in Germany.
NFL aims to conquer German market
For some time now, NFL officials have been striving to increase the fan base in Europe. Games played on the Old Continent are the best promotional campaign for the entire league. The initial goal was to expand to England where the first matches went really well. Now the plan has been extended and Germany is the new target.
Stadiums send a powerful message about violence
November 25th marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The world of football, including clubs and stadiums, joined this initiative by releasing various messages to raise awareness of gender-based assaults.
Technology: 5G revolution offers unique stadium possibilities
The implementation of 5G in stadiums seems promising for everyone in charge of commercial streams and fan engagement matters. Following examples of stadium 5G look impressive, while new ones are added every day.
Euro 2020: As UEFA bans rainbow illumination, other stadiums do it
From a simple appeal to an international diplomatic issue, this has really escalated quickly. As UEFA denied the rainbow illumination of Allianz Arena, other stadiums across Germany announce they will be lit in such way.
Germany: Bayern’s stadium revolution, digital tickets only
By presenting revolutionary plans FC Bayern underlines its football and management-related dominance and market advantage. Recently crowned Bundesliga winner just announced the scope of changes which will soon be implemented at Allianz Arena.
Euro 2020: Bilbao and Dublin out! Changes confirmed
Zbigniew Boniek was the first to release the info: the two most threatened stadiums will not host Euro 2020. Munich remains on the list, while Seville comes in as Spain’s replacement.
Euro 2020: What capacities will stadiums have?
Will Bilbao and Dublin lose their hosting rights? Some media outlets got into speculations about potential replacements but it seems to be far from decided. Here’s what we know about Euro 2020 venues allowing fans inside.
Germany: Rainbow stadiums to commemorate Holocaust
This weekend German stadiums might be more colourful than usually. Illuminations, corner flag, captains’ armbands – these are some of the means to commemorate LGBT people as part of this year’s Remembrance Day in German Football.
COVID-19 crisis: European football rescheduled
Euro 2020 is no more, get ready for Euro 2021. International games and cup finals also have a new schedule in effort to allow domestic competitions to conclude this summer.
UEFA: Petersburg, Munich and London take UCL finals
Three consecutive hosts for UEFA Champions League finals are revealed. It's the first ever final for Saint Petersburg, second for Munich's Allianz Arena and third for new Wembley. Also, Europa League and Super Cup venues for 2021 are announced.
Euro 2024: Germany comes on top
UEFA's evaluation report suggested Germany is the favourite to host Euro 2024 with all infrastructure already in place, be it stadiums, airports or hotels. And there was no surprise, by 12 votes to 4 Germany beat Turkey and will host the tournament.
Munich: Allianz Arena more red-white. But not really
As FC Bayern announced yesterday, Allianz Arena will become red-white inside. However, it will actually be grey-red as only a third of all grey seats will be removed prior to 2018/19.
Euro 2024: Germany confirms 10 candidate stadiums
On Friday the German football association confirmed the selection of 10 host cities and stadia for Euro 2024. No new construction and few major renovations are planned.
Hannover: Surprise declaration in favour of legal pyrotechnics
If there's one person you would expect to be sceptical of pyro, it's a minister of interior. But it's exactly his announcement in favour of legal flares that sparked new heated discussion in Germany.
Munich: Webasto owner promises stadium to TSV 1860
They may have fallen down to regional league, but billionaire Gerhard Mey believes “sky is the limit” for TSV. He foresees a stadium for 40,000 people.
China: Bayern announcing their third stadium
Allianz Arena is under renovation, the reserve arena almost finished not far away and now Bayern have announced their third stadium, to be built in Shenzhen, China.
Munich: Allianz Arena going through changes
While a new giant screen flies up to the roof, TSV 1860 are preparing to leave their despised home. Bayern won't mind, they plan further expansion and improvements.
Munich: Bayern to modernise Allianz Arena before Euro 2020
In 2017-2019 they will spend no less than €10 million to upgrade the famous stadium. New floodlights, giant screens, crowd access and away section parking – just some of the planned changes.
Bavaria: TSV looking outside Munich
Just as they threatened, the Lions of Munich are examining options of relocating outside the city limits. Three potential locations have been indicated.