|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, TSV 1860 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.
Munich: Lions’ ultras demand new stadium
After months without organized support, atmosphere at TSV is finally better and morale is high. But reunited supporters now demand prompt relocation from Allianz Arena, which they call a “wasteland”.
Munich: TSV 1860 to search for land outside city limits?
If no progress is made in the next six months, TSV 1860 investor Hasan Ismaik will search for stadium land outside Munich. Is this an ultimatum to mayor Dieter Reiter?
Munich: Dynamo Dresden took Allianz Arena
They had over 450 kilometers to travel and yet Dynamo Dresden managed to bring roughly 20,000 fans with them, becoming the de facto hosts at Allianz Arena!
Munich: Council against Bayern’s away fans plan
The operator of Allianz Arena submitted plans to reorganize access routes for away supporters. While they make sense, council members voted unanimously against. Why?
New list: These 20 clubs draw biggest crowds
Only six countries have any representation in this ranking. Here is the elite list of clubs that manage to draw 46,000 people or more every single game!
Germany: Wolfsburg with Germany’s best turf
Bayern overthrown, at least in terms of field quality. VfL Wolfsburg received the Pitch of the Year award, followed by 1. FSV Mainz and Borussia Dortmund. In 2. Bundesliga the award went to RB Leipzig.
Munich: New TSV stadium even after relegation
Yet again TSV 1860 are struggling to avoid relegation to the third league. But even if they fail, works on their new stadium will not be stopped. Architects from the Arab Emirates are coming next week.
Munich: TSV investor insists on building new stadium
Hasan Ismaik once again reminded TSV 1860 fans that he wants a new stadium for the club badly. “Time to end payments of €6 million to Bayern, this should be invested in 1860”.
Munich: Is this the final refuge for TSV 1860?
Jordanian investor of TSV 1860 met with the mayor of Munich to discuss possible options for the club’s relocation. Or a single option, rather, because there’s only one stadium site available.
Paris attacks: Stadiums around the world “turn French”
As night falls, numerous landmarks across the globe set their illumination to blue, white and red. Here are the sports venues among them.
Munich: Allianz Arena shines like new
For its 10th birthday this landmark stadium received a completely new illumination. 300,000 lamps, 16 million colours and nearly unlimited possibilities.
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 1. The Leagues)
Numbers don’t lie: French Ligue 1 outgrew Italian Serie A as Europe’s fourth largest league. Premier League seems unlikely to catch up to Bundesliga, while Turkey, Ukraine and Scotland are down.
Munich: TSV want to build new home in Olympiapark
The refugees from Allianz Arena are again presenting their idea of a new stadium. And again it meets opposition in the city. Should TSV 1860 build just beside the Olympic Stadium?
Germany: These are the best Bundesliga fields
For the second consecutive year Allianz Arena was selected as one of the best fields in Germany. In the 2. Bundesliga Karlsruhe grabbed the lead. Find out who came second!
Munich: End of Allianz Arena blues for TSV?
Smaller derby rival in Munich may soon feel relief. One condition is… relegation. That might help in making fans’ dreams of fleeing Allianz Arena a reality.
Germany: Veltins Arena most-attended in 2014
The Gelsenkirchen stadium proved to be Germany’s most attended sports and entertainment venue in 2014, surpassing Munich’s Allianz Arena. 2,366,568 people visited the stadium.
Munich: Bayern repaid Allianz Arena ahead of plan
Instead of 2030, Bayern managed to cover all debts associated with Allianz Arena this year, well ahead of time. The stadium cost €346 million.
Euro 2020: UEFA’s safe choice of hosts
There’s hardly any surprise in the list of 13 host cities. Sure, Saint Petersburg is included despite Russia’s aggression. Sure, Stockholm is out and Baku has quarterfinals, but that wasn’t hard to predict.
Euro 2020: All 19 bids evaluated by UEFA
It seems Wembley may prepare the champagne for next Friday. Russia and Israel are in a disturbing political situation, while Macedonia, Bulgaria and Belarus are the underdogs unlikely to get a piece of Euro 2020.