Allianz Arena Football Stadium | Guided Tour | Photos and Review
Photos and Review | Guided Tour | Allianz Arena Football Stadium
One of the top tourist attractions in Munich is the Allianz Arena, Bayern München's Füßball Stadion, the second largest arena with a seating capacity of 75,000 which was opened in 2005.
The cost of the construction itself ran to €286 million but financing costs raised that figure to a total of €340 million. In addition, the city and State incurred approximately €210 million for area development and infrastructure improvements.
Total concrete used during stadium construction: 120,000 m³
Total concrete used for the parking garage: 85,000 m³
Total steel used during stadium construction: 22,000 tonnes
Total steel used for the parking garage: 14,000 tonnes
On 21 October 2002, voters went to the polls to determine whether a new stadium should be built in this location and whether the city of Munich should provide the necessary infrastructure. About two thirds of the voters decided in favor of the proposition. An alternative to constructing the new arena had been a major reconstruction of the Olympic Stadium but this option had been refused by its architect Günther Behnisch.
The Swiss architect firm of Herzog & de Meuron then developed the concept of the stadium with a see-through exterior made of ETFE-foil panels, that can be lit from the inside and are self-cleaning. Construction started in the autumn of 2002 and was completed by the end of April 2005. --- Wikipedia
Allianz Arena Tour Duration and Itinerary
60 minutes with a trained Arena guide
Main stand lower tier
Press conference area
Mixed Zone/media area
I had an awesome experience of watching a football match live at the Allianz Arena. It was one of the biggest matches of 2014 i.e. between Bayern München and Manchester City.
A Video to showcase how inside Allianz Arena looks like
Are you a Bayern München fan too? If not, which is your favourite football club?