allianzarena.jpgWhen the Allianz Arena in Fröttmaning was unveiled in May 2005, both Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich have treated themselves to a giant new home. The clubs have spent around € 340 million on the new stadium. The architecture is truly state of the art. The arena is lit up in either red or blue, depending on who the home team is. Inside, 66,000 fans cheer their teams from fully covered seating areas.

The subway station in Fröttmaning was expanded, a new platform and a pedestrian bridge were built to transport the fans to the stadium safely. Highways A9 and A99 were enlarged to accomodate fans coming by car. After 33 years, the Allianz Arena has replaced the Olympic Stadium as home of Germany’s most successful premier league soccer team, FC Bayern München. The Allianz AG insurance company has purchased the right to the arena name until June 30, 2021.

On 9 June 2006, the entire world of soccer had their eyes fixed on the Allianz Arena, where the opening match of the FIFA World Cup took place. A total of six World Cup games had been played in Munich, including three more group games, one quarter-final and one semi-final.

Allianz Arena facts and figures


Capacity
Seats: 66,000
Parking spaces: 11,000
28 kiosks, 2 fan restaurants each with 1,500 seats, 1 à la carte restaurant (400 seats)
54 ticket counter

Getting there
U6 to Fröttmaning or by car A 99

Sightseeing tours
Arena One GmbH offers daily tours of the stadium, except on days of games and during the FIFA World Cup. The tours last about 75 minutes and begin at 11 am, 1, 3 and 5 pm. Individial visitors may participate without prior registration. Groups of 11 people and more must make a reservation in advance.
›› Fröttmaning, Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25, Tel. 01805/55 51 01, www.allianz-arena.de

The hosts
›› FC Bayern München, Giesing-Harlaching, Säbener Str. 51, Tel. 6 99 31-0, Fan-Shops: Säbener Str. 51, Orlandostr.1 & Hauptbahnhof, Tickets: 69 93 13 33, www.fcbayern.de
›› TSV München 1860 e.V., Giesing-Harlaching, Grünwalder Str. 114, Tel. 64 27 85 60, fan shops: Grünwalderstr. 114 & Orlandosætr. 8, Tickets: 01805/60 18 60, www.tsv1860.de