Allianz Arena


* Address: Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25, Munich
* Country: Germany
* Capacity: 75,000
* Opened: 30 May 2005
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Bayern München (football)

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The construction costs of the stadium, which opened with a football match between TSV 1860 and 1. FC Nürnberg, were €340 million. In 2006, it was one of the FIFA World Cup venues. On 9 June 2006, the stadium hosted the opening match of 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. Tenants FC Bayern München are nicknamed FC Hollywood. The football club is among the most popular sports clubs in the world. Franz Beckenbauer, a former player 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 times in a row in the 1970s. They won the tournament which ended as the Toyota Cup, the former world championship for football clubs, in 1976 and in 2001. 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.

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