The Allianz Arena
is a football stadium
in the north of Munich
, Germany. The two professional Munich football clubs FC Bayern Munich
and TSV 1860 München
have played their home games at Allianz Arena since the start of the 2005–06 season. Both clubs had previously played their home games at the Munich Olympic Stadium
since 1972, where FC Bayern Munich played all of their games and TSV 1860 München most of their games.
The large financial services provider, Allianz
purchased the rights to name the stadium for 30 years. During the 2006 World Cup
it was known as FIFA World Cup Stadium Munich
.Near Allianz Arena , Frottmaning U-Bahn station
, on U6 can be seen.
The stadium will be the venue for the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final
The stadium is located at the northern edge of Munich's borough of Schwabing
on the Fröttmaning Heath. It is the first stadium in the world that has a full changing color outside.
Effective with the city's approval of modifications that was granted January 16, 2006, the legal capacity of the stadium has increased from 66,000 to 69,901 spectators (including standing room). The lower tier can seat up to 20,000, the middle tier up to 24,000, and the upper tier up to 22,000. 10,400 of the seats in the lower tier corners can be converted to standing room to allow an additional 3,120 spectators. The total capacity includes 2,000 business... Read More