- Address: Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25, Munich
- Country: Germany
- Capacity: 75,000
- Opened: 30 May 2005
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Bayern München (football)
Extra stadium info – Allianz Arena
The construction of the venue started in 2002. The construction costs of the stadium, which opened with a football match between TSV 1860 and 1. FC Nürnberg, were €340 million. TSV 1860, also known as Die Löwen, won the game 3-2. They played numerous home games at the Allianz Arena. TSV 1860 were crowned German football champions in 1966 for the first time in their history. They drew an average attendance of 29,000 during that domestic league season.
The 2006 FIFA World Cup
In 2006, the Allianz Arena was one of the FIFA World Cup venues. On 9 June 2006, the stadium hosted the opening match for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The match between the national football teams of Germany and Costa Rica ended 4-2. Philipp Lahm from Germany scored the first goal of the tournament in front of 66,000 fans. The venue hosted four 2006 FIFA World Cup group-stage matches. Germany won the first-ever FIFA World Cup knockout stage game at the stadium after beating Sweden 2-0. The French Republic defeated the Portuguese Republic in the second FIFA World Cup knockout stage game at the Allianz Arena.
FC Bayern München use the Allianz Arena for home games. They are nicknamed FC Hollywood. The football club became one of the most popular sports clubs in the world. Franz Beckenbauer, a former defender of Bayern München, is generally regarded as one of the greatest football players ever. FC Bayern München won the European championship for football clubs three consecutive times in the 1970s. The Bavarian football club won the tournament which ended as the Toyota Cup, the former world championship for football clubs, in 1976 and in 2001. In 2006, FC Bayern became the first German football club with 20 top-flight league titles. They drew an average attendance of 67,000 in 17 home games during that domestic league season.
In 2013, Bayern won the UEFA Champions League final after defeating Borussia Dortmund. It became the first-ever final between two German football clubs. 86,000 people showed up for the game in London. FC Bayern München won the FIFA Club World Cup, the world championship for football clubs, in 2013 for the first time in their history after defeating Raja from Morocco. 37,000 people attended the first-ever FIFA Club World Cup final in Africa.