Opening the 2nd of June
The Allianz Arena is a football stadium on the north side of Munich, constructed between 2002 and 2005, that has been owned outright by FC Bayern München AG since 2017. Since 2014 the stadium has carried the name of the insurance company Allianz SE, which contributed to financing the building. The stadium has room for 75,000 spectators, with over 57,000 of them seated. FC Bayern München play their home matches here, as did TSV 1860 München prior to the 2017/2018 season; the stadium was also one of the venues for the football World Cup in 2006. It was designed by the architects Herzog & de Meuron, who were also responsible for such notable buildings as the Tate Modern (London) and the Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg). The Allianz Arena features a façade consisting of foil and ETFE cushions, similar to the ones used for St. Jakob-Park in Basel. Artists Alexandra Pirici & Jonas Lund have created thel game N Football, based on traditional football but featuring modified rules. FB Bayern’s male and female junior teams have been recruited to play N Football in the Allianz Arena throughout the run of Public Art Munich.