Allianz Arena

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Allianz Arena
Allianz Arena logo
The arena seen from the east, taken on January 8th, 2008
The arena seen from the east (January 8, 2008)
place GermanyGermany Fröttmaning , Munich , Bavaria
Coordinates 48 ° 13 '7.6 "  N , 11 ° 37' 28.9"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 13 '7.6 "  N , 11 ° 37' 28.9"  E.
classification 4th
owner Allianz Arena München Stadion GmbH
(100% subsidiary of FC Bayern München AG )
operator Allianz Arena Munich Stadion GmbH
start of building October 21, 2002
opening May 19, 2005 (test game)
May 30, 2005 (opening game I)
May 31, 2005 (opening game II)
First game TSV 1860 Munich - FC Bayern Munich (3: 2)
TSV 1860 Munich - 1. FC Nürnberg (3: 2)
FC Bayern Munich - Germany (4: 2)
Extensions around 1,500 more seats and around 2,200 standing places (August 2014)
around 4,500 more places (January 2015)
surface 2005–2014 natural
turf 2014–2016 hybrid turf
since 2016 natural turf
costs 340 million euros
architect Herzog & de Meuron , Basel
capacity 75,021 seats
Capacity (internat.) 70,000 seats
playing area 105 m × 68 m

The Allianz Arena is a football stadium in the north of Munich and offers 75,021 seats for national games, made up of 57,343 seats, 13,794 standing seats, 1,374 box seats, 2,152 business seats (including 102 seats for guests of honor) and 966 sponsor seats. FC Bayern Munich has played its home games in the Allianz Arena since the 2005/06 season. Until the end of the 2016/17 season, the Allianz Arena was also the venue for TSV 1860 Munich . It was also the venue for the 2006 World Cup and the 2012 UEFA Champions League final . The stadium was first jointly owned by FC Bayern München AG and TSV München von 1860 GmbH & Co. KGaA. FC Bayern München AG later acquired the shares in TSV München from 1860 GmbH & Co. KGaA and is now the sole owner.

Location and transport links

The stadium is located at the northern end of Munich's Schwabing-Freimann district in the Fröttmaninger Heide and around 9.8 km as the crow flies from Marienplatz . The direct location at the Munich-North motorway junction ( A 9 / A 99 ) ensures rapid traffic to and from the games in connection with the 11,000 car parking garage located directly at the arena. In the south, the connection is via the Munich-Fröttmaning-Süd junction (A 9). In the north, the arena can be reached from the west via the Munich-Fröttmaning-Nord (A 99) junction or from the east via the Munich-Nord motorway junction and the Munich-Fröttmaning-Süd junction.

The Fröttmaning underground station can be reached from the stadium by a 15-minute walk across the esplanade . The U6 line of the Munich subway runs here . The journey to and from Munich city center takes around 16 minutes. Travelers arriving via Munich Central Station have to change to the S-Bahn (with a change at Marienplatz ) to reach the U6. Alternatively, the underground lines U1, U2, U7 and U8 (change at Sendlinger Tor ) or the underground lines U4 and U5 (change at Odeonsplatz ) can be used. The journey via Munich's Ostbahnhof also requires a change to the S-Bahn or the U5 underground line. For a journey from Munich Airport, there is an additional 40-minute S-Bahn ride to Marienplatz station. For some FC Bayern home games, a free bus connection from the Donnersbergerbrücke S-Bahn station is also available for the journey to relieve the underground .

Since the 2019/20 season, fans with tickets for the guest area have been directed from the Fröttmaning underground station to the stadium via a separate footpath west of the tracks.

Stadium characteristics


Upper tier, angle of incline of approx. 34 °. The extended and retracted roller blinds can be seen under the roof.
Interior view after the renovation in 2018
The stadium without spectators before the renovation in 2018

With the exception of the non-closable open roof, the Allianz Arena is a closed, pure football stadium, which distributes its international capacity of 69,344 seats (66,000 until August 2012) almost evenly over three tiers: lower ≈25,000, middle ≈24,000 and upper ≈22,000 seats . The angle of inclination varies from 24 ° in the lower tier to 30 ° in the middle to 34 ° in the upper tier. The 67,812 seats include the 2,152 business (middle tier) and sponsor seats (lower tier) and around 400 press seats (live commentator seats and writing press in the lower tier), the 106 boxes of different sizes with up to 62 seats (between middle and and upper tier) with 1,374 places and the 227 places for people with disabilities and their companions on the main access level without changing levels. The number of press seats varies as required and is made up of 176 seats with a table, 98 without a table and 90 commentary seats for regular Bundesliga matches, making a total of 364 press seats. During the 2006 World Cup , 2,600 seats were made available, 1,000 of which were with a table and 1,000 without a table in the lower tier west and 600 commentator seats in the upper tier west.

For Bundesliga and cup games, around 5,200 seats in the north and south curve of the around 25,000 seats in the lower tier are converted into 6,800 standing places (the capacity was reduced by the conversion of the sponsors' stand on the lower tier west, where the sponsor seats were replaced by standard seats about 1,000 places increased). The resulting increased spectator capacity was initially offset by the fact that these 4,000 seats in total were not sold elsewhere in the stadium. On January 16, 2006, the authorities approved the increase to 69,901 seats, so that after the deduction of all media and work cards since the beginning of the second half of the Bundesliga season 2005/06 there is space for 69,000 spectators at league and DFB Cup games. Blocks 112 and 113 (south curve) have been standing room blocks at national games since the 2006/07 season; Only at international matches are the seats attached to trusses installed in accordance with UEFA and FIFA requirements, but are generally not used.

All seats are covered, but due to the wind suction it can happen that rain falls on parts of the tiers. In the winter break of 2005/06, in order to further increase comfort, the entrances to the main distribution level were provided with gates which are shut down during games. As a result, the wind no longer blows so strongly over the spectator stands during the games. When the gates are raised, the lawn is better ventilated.

At the beginning of the 2012/13 season, two more rows of seats were installed in the upper tier, increasing the stadium capacity to 71,137 spectators, and for international games to 67,812 spectators.

In April 2013 it was announced that the capacity for international games should also be increased to 71,000 spectators. This should be possible through better use of the space on the south and north stands.

In August 2014, the arena was again expanded to include a good 2,200 standing and around 1,500 seats.

The lower tier of the south curve was equipped with a combination system. Foldable seats for international games are available in metal boxes that can be lowered into the floor. This so-called “Stuttgart model” was first used in the renovation of the Stuttgart stadium.

This was also done with a view to Munich's application for the 2020 European Football Championship , for the final of which a capacity of at least 70,000 seats is required. A final release of the use of these additional seats was only approved in January 2015, which means that the arena can now hold 75,024 spectators for Bundesliga and DFB Cup games and 69,344 for international games. However, according to Jan-Christian Dreesen, CFO of FC Bayern München AG, a further increase in capacity through the installation of a fourth tier would still be a long way off.

At home games of TSV 1860, only 71,400 spectators were allowed for safety reasons (buffer block between home and guest fans in the south curve).

The sponsor and business seats as well as the box seats can also be reached from the parking garages S0 / S1 via escalators and separate admission controls. Accreditations for press representatives are issued in the so-called press club, which is located on level 0 under the visitor entrances. This can be reached via car park S1 or via a ramp.

The Esplanade and Kurt-Landauer-Platz

A bird's eye view of the esplanade. (June 19, 2005)

The four-storey car park to the south of the arena is the largest car park in a football stadium in Europe with around 9,800 parking spaces. The esplanade "lies" on it and serves as a walk to and from the arena for visitors to the stadium. The curved paths on the green esplanade, with a width of 133 m and a length of 600 m or a width of 136 m and a length of 543 m, connect the Fröttmaning underground station and the car park (two staircases per car park section) with the arena. At the same time, the stream of visitors should be unbundled and directed in a targeted manner. The building begins at ground level at the level of the northern pedestrian bridge to the underground station, leads over the multi-storey car park and ends at Kurt-Landauer- Platz, named in 2015, in front of the southern stadium entrances. To the north of the stadium and at the southern end of the esplanade there are a total of 350 parking spaces for fan buses and 130 for people with disabilities . In the stadium or directly at the stadium there are another 1,200 parking spaces on two levels, making a total of 11,000 parking spaces available.

Facade and roof

An overpressure is generated in the air cushions of the Allianz Arena via the hoses. The fluorescent tubes on the cushions (before the conversion with LEDs) provided the illumination in red, blue or white.
Lighting of the Allianz Arena
Test lighting (early 2005)
Green radiation for Saint Patrick's Day 2013
Rainbow-colored lighting for Christopher Street Day 2016
Lighting for the international match between Germany and Italy in March 2016

The façade, which is characteristic of the arena, consists of 2,760 foil cushions, each 0.2 mm thick, made of ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene , of which the 1,056 pillows in the area of ​​the outer façade are illuminated, the 1,704 in the area of ​​the roof are not illuminated. They result in a total area of ​​66,500 m². The diamond-shaped cushions, attached 45 ° counterclockwise, could be illuminated autonomously and exclusively in red, blue or white and in several brightness levels until August 2015. For this purpose, a flat 3.5 m long metal box was attached to each side, which contained fluorescent tubes , which radiated their light through parallel glass panes in white, red and blue. The facade begins at a height of 3.5 m above the Esplanade access on level 2.

The arena shines in red and white for home games of FC Bayern Munich and in white for international matches. At home games of TSV 1860 the lighting was blue and white. On March 17, 2013, the Allianz Arena was illuminated green for the first time on the occasion of Saint Patrick's Day . This was done with green headlights. On the occasion of Croatia's accession to the EU on July 1, 2013, the arena shone on June 30 from 10:00 p.m. to July 1 at 2:00 a.m. in a red and white checkerboard pattern based on the Croatian coat of arms . With lighting costs of around € 50 per hour, the luminosity is so great that the Allianz Arena can also be seen from Austrian mountain peaks on clear nights. H. is clearly visible from a distance of over 75 kilometers.

On May 22, 2014, FC Bayern announced on its website that the air-cushion facade of the Allianz Arena will soon be retrofitted by the electronics company Philips with 8,000 lights with a total of 380,000  LEDs . Every single point of light on the approximately 29,000 square meter illuminated outer shell can be controlled specifically and in real time. B. color gradients can be displayed. The three available colors increase to a color spectrum of 16 million colors. This retrofit will also improve the arena's environmental balance, which will save up to 60% in energy costs. On August 12, 2015, the new lighting system, which began to be installed in October 2014, was inaugurated at the start of the 2015/16 season. More than 300,000 LEDs were distributed over an area of ​​26,000 square meters. This makes the arena one of the largest LED facades in the world, next to the Burj Khalifa in Abu Dhabi and the T-Center in Vienna .

As part of the international match between Germany and Italy on March 29, 2016, the arena shone for the first time in the German national colors black, red and gold. On July 4th, 2016, the national holiday of the USA , the exterior facade shone in the colors of the US flag. Three weeks later, FC Bayern went on a trip to the USA. On the occasion of Christopher Street Day 2016, the stadium was illuminated for the first time with the colors of the rainbow flag on the night of 9-10 July 2016 .

A textile false ceiling is attached under the roof, which was initially only closed during games to protect against sunlight and to improve the acoustics. On days when there were no games, this ceiling was partially opened in order to be able to better illuminate the playing field through the translucent cushions located there. In the meantime, the false ceiling remains permanently closed as the lawn is artificially illuminated.

There is an LED light strip underneath. When FC Bayern Munich plays, it lights up permanently in red. After a goal is scored, it pulsates in red and white.

Due to its shape, the Allianz Arena is often referred to as a rubber boat , car tires or air cushion .


On June 2, 2013, for the first time in the history of the stadium, a game had to be canceled because the pitch was unusable.

Until the summer break of 2014, the almost 8,000 m² lawn area consisted of 2.2 m × 15 m large pieces of lawn, each weighing 1.2 tons. The turf has had to be laid more than ten times since it opened. This procedure took up to two and a half days and cost around € 100,000 each time. In between, it was necessary to replace smaller areas due to heavy loads.

Before the 2014/2015 season, a hybrid turf was laid, which consists of natural turf with woven artificial turf fibers. This showed a fungal attack in September 2016, which made holes in the lawn and thus restricted the playability. Large brown spots formed in the lawn. On September 23rd, the owner of FC Bayern Munich decided that the lawn should be completely removed and new grass should be rolled out. It was also decided to return to the old natural grass; there should no longer be a new hybrid turf in the Allianz Arena.

The floor is built up of several layers: Below the 2.3 cm thick lawn a Dicksode , then the upper turf layer, the lower layer lawn with water retention capacity, a drainage layer of sand and finally antifreeze gravel.

The interior at the game FC Bayern Munich - TSV 1860 Munich on June 2, 2005

Gastronomy, shops and facility management

All catering areas in the Allianz Arena (business club, sponsor lounges, VIP boxes, kiosks, fan meetings, à la carte restaurants and the press club) are operated by Arena One , a subsidiary founded exclusively for the Allianz Arena by E.ON Facility Management, which in turn was wholly owned by the E.ON AG energy group. In 2014, Arena One was taken over by the Austrian premium catering company DO & CO Aktiengesellschaft. Next to the food court it is engaged in visitor management, event management and investment management . At all of the catering stands that extend over an area of ​​around 6,500 m², cashless payments can only be made with the so-called ArenaCard . The card can be topped up at six ArenaCard machines, ticket counters, top-up stations and at mobile vendors. However, cash can also be used in all fan shops and in the Arena Bistro . Payment with Apple Pay was introduced in December 2018 . However, e-tickets can also be stored in wallets .

From the 2018/19 season, drinks in the arena will only be served in reusable cups . The aim of the change is to avoid waste and to use energy resources even more efficiently. FC Bayern is working together with the Bavarian Ministry of the Environment .

There are also two day-care centers , the Lego world and the FC Bayern Munich megastore with 800 m² of retail space. This is located inside the stadium, where originally there was also a fan shop from 1860 Munich and shops and exhibition areas from Medion, Telekom and Audi. In this area, the FCB world of experience was created from July 2011, which was opened in May 2012. In addition, there are kiosks all around the outside of the stadium.

Ticket sales on site

The total of 54 ticket counters are spread over five entrance areas, four in the south and one in the north, which consist of 48 or 6 ticket counters and are marked by balloons in the south and are called “cash canyons”.


The entire stadium is supplied by a specially built mobile radio system, consisting of a BTS hotel (this is where all the necessary base stations for the network operator are located) and an optical distribution system made up of relay stations and fiber optics. The system enables visitors to make phone calls on GSM 900/1800 and UMTS as well as mobile Internet access. The stadium also has LTE 1800 and 2600 MHz coverage.

The arena has had the 5G mobile communications standard since May 2020 . For this purpose, eleven antennas were installed in and around the stadium.

Indoor lighting and video walls

The stadium's floodlights consisted of metal halide lamps until summer 2017 , when they were replaced by LED floodlights.

The video walls were also renewed in summer 2017: Until 2017, a 100 m² video wall was installed in the north and south. They were replaced by 200 m² video boards, the largest screens in Europe (as of July 2017). In order to be able to ensure a view of the screens from all seats in the upper tier, additional smaller video walls were installed on the back of the large ones.

Ownership structure

Interior, DFB Cup quarter finals 2008: FC Bayern - 1860 Munich

The builder and owner of the arena is Allianz Arena München Stadion GmbH, which was founded in 2001 and is now a 100% subsidiary of FC Bayern München AG. The Alpine Holding built the stadium. Since the “stadium affair” in 2004 to 2010, Peter Kerspe was the managing director (until June 15, 2005 together with Bernd Rauch ). Jürgen Muth then took over this position. Originally, FC Bayern München AG and TSV München von 1860 GmbH & Co. KGaA each had a 50 percent stake in the stadium company. The rental income paid by the two clubs to the GmbH is intended for the repayment of liabilities from the stadium construction. Due to the financial problems of the shareholder TSV München von 1860 GmbH & Co. KGaA, he had to sell his shares for eleven million euros on April 27, 2006 to FC Bayern München AG, which has since been the sole owner of the stadium company and thus the Allianz Arena. There was an option for TSV München von 1860 GmbH & Co. KGaA that provided for a buyback of the shares by 2010. In November 2007, TSV München von 1860 GmbH & Co. KGaA waived the option right. In return, according to media reports, it was agreed that the proceeds from two club friendlies would be split in half and that the proceeds from this would not go to Allianz Arena München Stadion GmbH, contrary to the original contractual arrangement.

On February 11, 2014, FC Bayern announced that the money raised from the sale of 8.33% of the shares in FC Bayern to Allianz SE will be used to repay Allianz Arena liabilities. The original financing project assumed a 14-year longer term until 2028. When the insurance company acquired shares, it was agreed that the FC Bayern venue will be called Allianz Arena by 2041 . According to the UEFA statutes, the stadium sponsor may not be named at international matches (international matches, Champions / Europa League, etc.). In these cases the name “FIFA WM-Arena München”, “Fußball Arena München” or just “Arena München” is used as an alternative. The construction costs of the stadium amounted to around 286 million euros (total costs including financing costs: 340 million euros). The financing took the form of project financing through Eurohypo AG , Dresdner Bank AG , a closed fund of the KGAL Group from Grünwald near Munich and FC Bayern München AG. In addition, the public sector has paid around 210 million euros for site development and infrastructure. In addition, the property was rededicated from an industrial park to a special-use area for the construction, which reduced the value from 84 million euros to 14 million euros. Due to the lower property value, the ground rent also fell . Martin Runge , member of the state parliament , saw this as anti-competitive aid and lodged a complaint with the EU Competition Commission .


Allianz Arena under construction (August 2004)

On October 21, 2001, a referendum took place on the construction of the stadium , which should clarify the question of whether a new stadium should be built at the current location and whether the city should provide the necessary infrastructure. A conversion of the Olympic Stadium had previously been rejected by its architect Günter Behnisch . The vote went out with 65.8 yes to 34.2 percent no in favor of a new building, with which the quorum of at least ten percent of yes votes was achieved. The voter turnout of 37.5% was a value that has never been reached in a referendum in Bavaria. This was followed by an architectural competition in which two designs out of eight original models were put to the vote.

Construction site of the Allianz Arena in November 2004

The Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron were awarded the contract and then developed the concept that is comparable to the St. Jakob-Park in Basel - a stadium with a transparent cover made of ETFE foil cushions that can be illuminated from the inside and are self-cleaning . Construction of the stadium began in autumn 2002, the foundation stone was laid on October 21, 2002. Construction work was completed at the end of April 2005 and the handover by Alpine Bau GmbH took place on April 30, 2005. Because he passed on inside information to the Alpine construction company and received 2.8 million euros in return, Karl-Heinz Wildmoser junior was sentenced to several years in prison. He was a representative of TSV 1860 in the management of Allianz Arena München Stadion GmbH.

The subway stations Fröttmaning and Marienplatz on the U6 line were expanded as part of the stadium expansion. The Fröttmaning station was moved to the north and expanded from two to four tracks, an additional pedestrian bridge was built at the north end of the station and the parking area was expanded so that trains could be made available for transporting visitors as quickly as possible after the end of the game. Marienplatz station was provided with additional pedestrian tunnels along the existing platform tunnels to make it easier to change to the S-Bahn. After the positive outcome of a feasibility study, an extension of the U6 to the Neufahrner S-Bahn station was investigated, but was rejected after a preliminary investigation. The A 9 was partially expanded to six or eight lanes and the A 99 was given a half connection north of the arena.

After the first 2005/06 season, the operators were able to look back on 49 games in the arena, which were attended by a total of 2,633,080 spectators, with Bayern having an average of 67,588 and the Lions one of 41,932 spectators. In detail, these were 17 Bundesliga, 17 second division, 4 cup (2 × Bavaria, 2 × lions), 4 Champions League, 1 league cup (Bavaria), 3 friendship (1 × Bavaria, 1 × lions, 1 × each other), 2 opening games and a test game.

Opening and first games

Facade (February 2011)

Before the official opening game, the traditional teams of the two Munich clubs played a test match on May 19, 2005 in front of a good 30,000 spectators, which the sixties won 3-2 and which served as a test run for the stadium operations. Bernd Rauch stated that "despite the all-round successful test run, there is still a lot of work to be done by everyone involved."

The arena was then officially opened on May 30th with a friendly game between TSV 1860 Munich and 1. FC Nürnberg . Patrick Milchraum scored the first goal for TSV 1860; the game ended 3-2. The following day, FC Bayern Munich played an unofficial friendly game against the German national team , which Bayern won 4-2. Both games were sold out with 66,000 spectators and were dubbed Opening Game I and Opening Game II .

The first competitive game in the Allianz Arena took place on July 26, 2005 as part of the 2005 DFL League Cup . Here, the defeated Bayern Munich the VfB Stuttgart with 1: 2.

The first Bundesliga game in the arena was FC Bayern's 3-0 on August 5, 2005 against Borussia Mönchengladbach on matchday 1, and the first second division game was that of TSV 1860 against Hansa Rostock on August 12, which TSV won with 4: 1 won. Dynamo Dresden achieved their first away win in a league game at the Allianz Arena on September 9, 2005 in a 2-1 win over 1860 Munich.

The first international game was the Champions League match on 27 September 2005 between Bayern and the Belgian representatives FC Bruges , which Bayern 1: won 0th

Football World Cup 2006

Postage stamp with the FIFA World Cup Stadium in Munich and reference to the opening game on the occasion of the 2006 World Cup from Deutsche Post
The lettering "Allianz Arena" during the 2006 World Cup on the Haus der Kunst in Munich

The stadium was the venue for the 2006 World Cup and with 66,000 seats, after the Berlin Olympic Stadium (72,000) and in front of the Westfalenstadion (65,000), the second largest stadium of the tournament and sold out at every match. Six games - four group, one round of 16 and one semi-final - were played here, which, along with Berlin, Dortmund and Stuttgart, played the most. The first competitive game of the German national football team was the opening game of the 2006 World Cup against Costa Rica , which the German team won 4-2 . Because Allianz was not an advertising partner of FIFA, the stadium was renamed the FIFA World Cup Stadium in Munich and the Allianz Arena lettering was removed from the stadium that adorned the Haus der Kunst in Munich during the World Cup . The costs for dismantling and transport amounted to approx. € 150,000.

During the soccer world cup 2006 the following games took place in the stadium:

Fri, June 9, 2006 at 6 p.m. Group A (opening game)
GermanyGermany Germany - Costa RicaCosta Rica Costa Rica 4: 2
Wed June 14, 2006 at 6 p.m. Group H
TunisiaTunisia Tunisia - Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 2: 2
Sun, June 18, 2006 at 6 p.m. Group F
BrazilBrazil Brazil - AustraliaAustralia Australia 2-0
Wed, June 21, 2006 at 9 p.m. Group C
Ivory CoastIvory Coast Ivory Coast - Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 3: 2
Saturday, June 24th, 2006 at 5 p.m. Round of 16
GermanyGermany Germany - SwedenSweden Sweden 2-0
Wed, July 5, 2006 at 9 p.m. Semi-finals
PortugalPortugal Portugal - FranceFrance France 0: 1

2012 UEFA Champions League final

Lighting for the 2011/2012 UEFA Champions League final

The UEFA Champions League final on May 19, 2012 between FC Bayern Munich and FC Chelsea took place in the Allianz Arena. The contract to host this final was received on January 29, 2009. The outer skin of the arena shone in the colors of the logo, which was first designed for a Champions League final, in light blue, dark blue and green checkered, for which plastic foils were stuck over the existing diamonds . The Allianz Arena lettering was also covered by a Uefa Champions League banner. As the renovation work by UEFA, which, in addition to the above-mentioned, mainly concerned the expansion of the press area, limited the capacity, the final was not 66,000, as is usual at international matches, but only 62,500.

FC Bayern Munich was the first team to reach the Champions League final (since 1993) in its own stadium and the fourth in the history of the entire competition (since 1955). For the fourth time, Munich hosted the finals of the premier class , even though the previous three finals were held in the Olympic Stadium. Bayern lost the final against Chelsea, however, 3-4 on penalties. After extra time it was 1: 1.

Extract from TSV 1860

After TSV 1860 Munich crashed from the 2nd Bundesliga directly into the fourth-class Bavarian regional league , the lease was terminated in July 2017, and a later return was excluded. The Sechzger played their home games again in the Grünwalder Stadium , FC Bayern could now design the stadium as the sole user according to its wishes. For the 2018/19 season , the interior, which was previously largely gray, was redesigned in the colors of FC Bayern. In particular, around a third of the more than 75,000 seat shells were replaced and the words “Mia san mia” (west stand) and “FC BAYERN MÜNCHEN” (east stand) and the club's logo (north stand) were displayed in the stands. The middle tier was given a red color.

The renovation work in the stadium started on schedule towards the end of May 2018. First, the old seats were removed, individually packed and sent to those who had accepted FC Bayern's offer to buy a seat for 20 euros. In addition, one began with the color redesign. All risers and side walls in the blocks were first primed and then painted in Bavaria red. In addition, fans painted a number of areas in the kiosk area to remind of great moments in the club's history, such as the 2013 Champions League victory .

On August 5, 2018, the first game took place in the redesigned arena. FC Bayern defeated Manchester United 1-0 in front of a sold-out house with 75,000 visitors . The redesign took a total of eleven weeks. With the 2018/19 season, drinks will be served in reusable cups in the stadium . The deposit is two euros per cup and is intended to help avoid waste and conserve resources. It can also be donated to charity . Furthermore, there is a smoking ban in the stadium. This applies to all smoked goods such as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, Iqos or e-cigarettes. Smoking is only permitted in the designated rooms and on the areas provided on levels 4 and 5, on the esplanade and promenades.

European football championship 2021

To host the final round of the 2020 European Football Championship , UEFA decided to host the tournament in a total of 12 countries on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the competition. Interested associations could apply with one stadium each, either to host three group games plus a round of 16 or quarter-finals, or to host the semi-finals and the final. On August 30, 2013, the DFB Presidium announced that Germany and Munich would apply to host the European Championship, the competing application from Berlin was rejected. Although the DFB had initially signaled interest in applying for the final package, in September 2014, shortly before the granting of the hosting rights, the DFB announced that it would forego Munich's application for the final and semi-finals in favor of London. Munich's application was ultimately awarded the right to host three games in the group stage and one quarter-finals. With an official capacity of 70,000 spectators, the Allianz Arena will be the third largest stadium at the European Championship, behind the Wembley Stadium in London and the Olympic Stadium in Rome . Due to the corona pandemic , the tournament was postponed by one year in March 2020 and is now to take place in early summer 2021.

The following games are to be played in Munich during the European Football Championship in 2021:

Tue, June 15, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. Group F
FranceFrance France - GermanyGermany Germany -: - (- :-)
Sat, June 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Group F
PortugalPortugal Portugal - GermanyGermany Germany -: - (- :-)
Wed, June 23, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. Group F
GermanyGermany Germany - HungaryHungary Hungary -: - (- :-)
Fri, July 2, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. quarter-finals
Winner of the round of 16 4 - Winner round of 16 2 -: - (- :-)

2023 UEFA Champions League final

FC Bayern Munich, together with the city and the Allianz Arena, competed for the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League final . According to UEFA, the only competitor was Russia's Saint Petersburg with the 2018 World Cup stadium . On February 13, 2019, the general assembly of the Munich City Council decided to submit the application documents to UEFA for the 2021 final. If Munich were awarded the contract, there would be a multi-day “Champions Festival” with entertainment in the Olympic Park for the final . According to the city, the estimated costs for the alignment should be around EUR 8.5 million. The application was extended to the final in 2022 on June 26th . At the beginning of 2019, UEFA decided to award the 2021 and 2022 finals as a package. This meant that the two candidate cities would each be awarded a final. On September 24, 2019, UEFA awarded the 2022 final to Munich. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the postponements resulting from it, the final of the UEFA Champions League 2022/23 will be played in Munich .

European football championship 2024

The DFB Presidium decided in October 2013 that the DFB would apply to host the European Football Championship in 2024 . As one of a total of 14 candidate cities, Munich applied to the DFB with the Allianz Arena as the venue. On September 15, 2017, the DFB Presidium in Munich awarded the contract. After Germany was selected by UEFA to host the 2024 European Championship in 2018, Munich has been confirmed as the venue and is a possible candidate for the final.

In any case, the Allianz Arena will be the first stadium to host matches in two consecutive European Championship finals tournaments.

Games of German national soccer teams


The men's German national soccer team has played seven matches in the arena so far. At the European Championship 2020 , the German team should play all three preliminary round matches in Munich. Due to the corona pandemic , the tournament was postponed by one year in March 2020 and is now to take place in early summer 2021.

June 9, 2006, World Cup opening game
GermanyGermany Germany - Costa RicaCosta Rica Costa Rica 4: 2 (2: 1)
June 24, 2006, World Cup round of 16
GermanyGermany Germany - SwedenSweden Sweden 2: 0 (2: 0)
October 17, 2007, European Championship qualification
GermanyGermany Germany - Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic 0: 3 (0: 2)
March 3rd 2010, friendly match
GermanyGermany Germany - ArgentinaArgentina Argentina 0: 1 (0: 1)
September 6, 2013, World Cup qualification
GermanyGermany Germany - AustriaAustria Austria 3: 0 (1: 0)
March 29th 2016, friendly match
GermanyGermany Germany - ItalyItaly Italy 4: 1 (2: 0)
6 September 2018, UEFA Nations League 2018/19
GermanyGermany Germany - FranceFrance France 0-0
June 15, 2021, European Championship group game
GermanyGermany Germany - FranceFrance France -: -
June 19, 2021, European Championship group game
GermanyGermany Germany - PortugalPortugal Portugal -: -
June 23, 2021, European Championship group game
GermanyGermany Germany - HungaryHungary Hungary -: -


The German women's national team played a friendly against Japan in the Allianz Arena as part of the preparation for the European Championship . The game took place in front of 46,104 spectators.

June 29th 2013, friendly match
GermanyGermany Germany - JapanJapan Japan 4: 2 (1: 1)

See also

Documentary and illustrated book

  • Wolfgang Ettlich : The football temple - an arena for Munich. (Documentary about the construction of the Allianz Arena), 2005.
  • FC Bayern Munich, Ai Weiwei , Herzog & de Meuron: Discovery HD: Built for Champions - Allianz Arena + Beijing Stadium, 2009.
  • Hubertus Hamm : Allianz Arena. The illustrated book. Süddeutsche Zeitung / Library, November 21, 2006, ISBN 3-86615-402-X , p. 224.


  • Elisabeth Angermair, Roman Beer and Manfred P. Heimers: Soccer in Munich. From Theresienwiese to the Allianz Arena. 1st edition. Münchenverlag, Munich 2006, ISBN 3-937090-12-6 .
  • Andreas Bock, Alexander Gutzmer, Benjamin Kuhlhoff: Football wonder buildings: The most beautiful stadiums and their stories. Callwey Verlag, Munich 2014, ISBN 978-3-7667-1969-0 .
  • Reinaldo Coddou H: Football Temple . 3. Edition. Spielmacher, Mannheim 2013, ISBN 978-3-95680-006-1 , pp. 143-144.
  • Stefan Diener, Ingo Partecka: The fascination of the stadium 2006. The World Cup stadiums. History - portraits - outlook. In: Stadium World. 1st edition, 2005, ISBN 3-00-017603-9 , pp. 166-181.
  • Andreas Friepes, Christoph Peil, Mario Tomasegovic, Thomas Hartmann, Sebastian Bütow: Sky Bundesliga Stadium Guide 2014/15 Sky Deutschland, 2014, pp. 8-13.
  • Fabian Gniffke: Germany Your temples: The 15 largest football stadiums. 2nd Edition. Books on Demand, Norderstedt 2015, ISBN 978-3-7347-5144-8 , urn : nbn: de: 101: 1-20150213673 , pp. 166–180.
  • Stadionwelt (ed.): 50 stadiums in Europe that you have to see In: Stadionwelt. 2011, ISBN 978-3-943605-03-7 , pp. 263-269.
  • Stadium world inside. No. 4/2015. Stadionwelt, Brühl 2015, ISBN 978-3-943605-32-7 , pp. 24–29.

Web links

Commons : Allianz Arena  - collection of images

Individual evidence

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