Saturday, 14 December 2013

Allianz Arena - Part Home of Bayern Munich

During the trip to Munich, we decided to do a tour of the Allianz Arena which is home to Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich. On first appearance we all thought it looked like a giant spaceship, it looked really impressive.

The stadium was design by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and it has a capacity of nearly 70,000 people. The tour was in English and we found out lots of facts and information about the stadium and the two teams. The stadium lights up into three different colours depending on who is playing, red for Bayern, blue for TSV and white for the German National team. Since we were there during the day we did not see it lit up, but have seen pictures and it looks amazing.

There is photo with the big green flap, apparently this stadium is the only one that has it, this is where the players come onto the pitch and leave. It was very, very expensive to be made. We went to the room where both managers talk to journalists before the match and to see where the players get ready for the match.

The tour lasts just one hour and costs only 10 euro, we all thought it was very good and our guide was good too. Everything was interesting and the sheer size of it was quite amazing and to then go and see it filled to capacity would be truly a great experince. I have never seen a football match live, but maybe when I go to Scotland we will try to go to one. Alessio loves football so he would love it.

It is definitely worth a visit, even if you are not a big fan of football. I bought Alessio a Bayern Munich football which he loves.

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