The Allianz Arena in Munich is home to local teams FC Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munchen. It is an impressive venue, with over 69,00 seats, making it the third largest in Germany. It is also known for its unique appearance with inflated plastic panels that can be made to change colour. Such capacity and stunning features made it an ideal venue for World Cup 2006.
During the World Cup the Allianz Arena was, for legal reasons, known as FIFA World Cup Stadium Munich. It hosted six matches, including one of the semi-finals.
Construction: 2002 - 2005
Matches: Germany 4 : 2 Costa Rica (June 9), Tunisia 2 : 2 Saudi Arabia (June 14), Brazil 2 : 0 Australia (June 18), Cote d'Ivoire 3 : 2 Serbia and Montenegro (June 21), Germany 2 : 0 Sweden (June 24) and a semi-final on July 5 - Portugal 0 : 1 France
World Cup 2006 Venues : Olympiastadion, Allianz Arena, Signal Iduna Park, Veltins Arena, Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, AOL Arena, Commerzbank-Arena, Fritz Walter Stadion, Rhein Energy Stadion, AWD Arena, Zentralstadion, easyCredit-Stadion