|Capacity||75,024 (for National Games), 70,000 (for International Games)|
|Surface Type||Desso Grassmaster|
The Allianz Arena is an outdoor football stadium in Munich with a capacity of 75,024 seats. The impressive facade consists of 2,784 inflatable ETFE foil panels, each of which can be individually illuminated in red, blue or white: red for Bayern Munich, blue for the games of the TSV 1860 and white for the games of the German national team. Known for its exterior made from inflated ETFE panels, it is the first stadium in the world with a colour-changing surface. Based on the designs of the main Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, construction began in 2002 and was completed in less than three years at the cost of $466 million.
According to a survey by the political and cultural magazine Cicero, the Allianz Arena in Munich is the most popular sports venue in Germany. The city's two most famous football teams, Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich play here. FC Bayern Munich has played their home games in the Allianz Arena since the start of the 2005-06 Season. The large financial service provider Allianz acquired the naming rights for the stadium for 30 years. However, this name cannot be used when hosting FIFA and UEFA events as these governing bodies prohibit sponsoring companies that are not official tournament partners. The stadium was referred to as the FIFA World Cup stadium during the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Munich. In UEFA club and Nations League games, the stadium is known as the Football Arena Munich and hosted the 2012 UEFA Champions League final.
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