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Allianz Arena

The Allianz Arena is a football stadium north of Munich, Germany.


The way up from the busses' parking area, north of the stadium..


The two professional Munich football clubs FC Bayern München and TSV 1860 München have played their home games at Allianz Arena since the start of the 2005/06 season. Both clubs had previously played their home games at the Munich Olympic Stadium.


The Swiss architect firm of Herzog & de Meuron developed the concept of the stadium with a see-through exterior made of ETFE-foil panels, that can be lit from the inside and are self-cleaning. Construction started in the fall of 2002 and was completed by the end of April 2005.


Soon after its construction, Allianz Arena's distinctive shape inspired its occasional nickname, Schlauchboot ("inflatable boat").


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Taken on July 25, 2007