Football Arena Munich

Capacity14 500
Nominal capacity 70,000
CountryGermany
CityMunich
ClubsFC Bayern München
Inauguartion 19/05/2005
Construction 21/10/2002 - 05/2005
Renovations 2015, 2017
Cost €340 million
Design Jacques Herzog i Pierre de Meuron
Address München Stadion GmbH, Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25, 80939 Munich

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Description: Allianz Arena

Football Arena's Euro 2020 games


GameAttendanceTime (CET)Stage
  France 1–0 Germany   13,000 15/06/2021 21:00 Group F
  Portugal 2–4 Germany   12,926 19/06/2021 18:00 Group F
  Germany – Hungary   12,413 22/06/2021 21:00 Group F
  Belgium 1–2 Italy   12,984 02/07/2021 21:00 Quarterfinal

Average attendance: 12,831

 

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Location


The arena is located at the northern edge of Munich in the Schwabing-Freimann district, approximately 10 kilometres from the city centre. Because of its location beside the northern ring-road and a massive parking garage nearby, many fans select cars as preferred means of transportation. However, the stadium is also serviced by two subway lines (U3 and U6), each stopping at the Fröttmaning station.

History of the stadium


In 2001, a referendum was held on the construction of the stadium in the above-mentioned location, which ended with a result of 65.8% in favour of the new facility. Earlier, the reconstruction of Olympiastadion was abandoned.

Built in 2002-2005, the venue is one of the most modern in the world and the second largest in Germany. Until the end of the 2016/17 season, the stadium was shared by Bayern and TSV 1860. Currently, the sole tenant is a multiple German champion.

Over the years, its capacity has been systematically increased. The number of spectators that the facility can accommodate has also gone up due to the dismantling of a number of seats. These works were done in order to expand standing places, which were approved by the Bundesliga authorities.

In 2015, the stadium received new outdoor lighting and two years later two giant screens, which are among the largest in Europe. In 2018, the seats of the middle ring were changed to red. The colours of the remaining seating is gray.

Arrchitecture


The arena started the trend for oval stadiums where facades and roof merge into one. Most distinctive part of the ground are almost 3,000 ETFE-foil ‘air panels’ that cover facades and roof of the stadium.

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 different colours. The auditorium consists of three levels. Each of them can accommodate roughly the same number of spectators.

Other events


Six matches of the 2006 World Cup were held in the arena. From time to time, fixtures of the national team are hosted at the stadium. In 2012, the Champions League final took place at the facility. The next final of the most important club competitions in Europe is planned for 2022. Music events are also organized at the stadium.

Euro 2020 changes


Since the stadium's complete takeover by FC Bayern, its infrastructure has been subject to numerous updates. These include the aforementioned shift to LED lighting, partial seating replacement and introduction of 5G across the stadium. There was thus no need for other overhauls for this tournament.

Euro 2020 capacity


Due to the capacity limitations of the venues caused by the pandemic, Allianz Arena will host no less than 14,500 fans during Euro 2020.

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