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 Munchen 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 Munchen 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.
The stadium will be the venue for the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final.
From the subway station just south of the arena, visitors approach the stadium through a park that was designed to disentangle and guide them to the entrance. An esplanade rises gradually from ground level at the subway station entrance, passing the parking garage, to the entrance level of the stadium. On the other side of the Autobahn, the Frottmaning Hill with its windmill affords a marvellous view on the stadium. Also the Romanesque Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche is located there together with its copy, an artwork in concrete as a reminder for the village of Frottmaning which disappeared with the construction of the Autobahn.
Inauguration: 30 May 2005
First match: TSV 1860 Munchen-1.FC Nurnberg 3-2
Pitch dimensions: 105*68
Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25, 80939 Muenchen
The stadium is located in the North of Munchen, close to the A9 Motorway, app. 11km from the City Centre.
Leave the A9 at exit 73-Munchen-Fruttmaning and turn directly into the Werner-Heisenberg-Allee.
U-bahn: Frottmaning Station, Line U6.
Flughafen Munchen - 29km