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Allianz Arena, Another Stadium I Love Except Bird’s Nest In BeiJing

12 August 2008 8 Comments

The whole World is focusing on Bird’s Nest and Water Cube in Beijing these Olympic games days. Bird’s Nest is one of amazing originality in my eyes. But the design of Water Cube is somewhat like , And I think is much clear.

After seeing the photos of Allianz Arena, I decided I should visited it even though I only had three hours plane transfer time in .

The Allianz Arena is home to two professional Munich football clubs, FC Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich. During the 2006 World Cup it was known as FIFA World Cup Stadium Munich. As the most importent sponsor, Allianz purchased the rights to name the stadium for 30 years.

The arena facade is constructed of 2,874 ETFE-foil air panels that are kept inflated with dry air with a differential pressure. The panels appear white from far away but when viewed close up from inside, it is possible to see through the foil.

Allianz Arena is also the only stadium in the world that has a full changing color outside. Each panel can be independently lit with white, red, or blue light. It is lit up in red when Bayern Munich play, in blue when 1860 Munich play and in white when in use by the German National Team. That’s one of reason I like this football stadium.

Finally, I found a bottle of seeds were sold as a gift at the fans shop of Allianz Arena. That’s the same glass seeds with the greensward of Allianz Arena. What a great idea!

Allianz Arena

Arena Tours:

75 minutes professional guided tours are operated daily, except on matchdays or days featuring an event. This comprehensive introduction to the finest stadium in the world is open to both individuals and groups.

Tickets:

Adult: €10
Children aged 4-12 €6.50
Family ticket( Two adults and their own children under 18s) €29

Opening hours:

Tours are conducted daily except on matchdays and days featuring an event. From 24.05.08 until the end of October 2008, the stadium opens at 8.45 am. Tours take place daily at 10.15, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 16.30 (winter period) and 17.30 (summer period).

Summer Tour Guide Period: 01.04.08 – 31.10.08
First pre-booked Tour begins at 09.30
Last pre-booked Tour begins at 17.30
First Tour for individual visitors begins at 10.15
Last Tour for individual visitors begins at 17.30

Winter Tour Guide Period: 01.11.07 – 31.03.09
First pre-booked Tour begins at 09.30
Last pre-booked Tour begins at 16.30
First Tour for individual visitors begins at 10.15
Last Tour for individual visitors begins at 16.30

Special Tips:

* An English-language Arena Fan Tour takes place daily at 1 pm.

* Individual visitors may purchase Arena Tour tickets from the Allianz Arena Gift Shop, located in the World of Brands on Level 3

* Individuals may join an Arena Fan Tour without prior reservation. However, these tours will not take place without a minimum of 11 participants.

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  • JH said:

    Great coverage you had on Allianz Arena !

    It’s also 1 of the stadiums I would love to visit someday, being a football fan ! First overseas stadium to visit for me is Anfield, Liverpool, before it moved to a new site !

    When I was watching football matches played there from the television, it was magnificient, if I had the chance to be there for a Live match, it would be electrifying !

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    iWalk reply on August 12th, 2008 10:34 pm:

    Ha, JH, You are a football fan too!
    Which club you do you love?
    Yeah, Allianz Arena is so magnificient. I think Alliana is so smart to buy the name for 30 years.

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  • Photovision said:

    Great pictures – if you visit my website you can hear bayern1 the bayern radio – i also have been to munich on oktoberfest, it´s realy great!

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    iWalk reply on August 12th, 2008 10:39 pm:

    Dear Oliver, Thank you so much for your kind comment.
    Yeah, I heard Bayern 1 on your Live Radio.
    I love football too, And My favorite club is FC Barcelona. :)

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  • winona said:

    hi…..i’m back dear :D .
    what a dazling arena, hmm…gorgeous architechture.

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    iWalk reply on August 14th, 2008 11:50 am:

    Yeah, I love the blue sky and wind power generator too!

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  • Majondra said:

    well said, finally a good report on this stuff

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