Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bayern to increase stadium capacity

Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich have received the green light from City of Munich’s Building committee to increase the capacity of Allianz Arena

This will allow the stadium to house 75,000 spectators to watch Bundesliga games instead of 71,000; for the champions League the capacity will increase to 69,344 from 68,000.

This is what club Deputy Chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen said for the news, "We would like to thank the municipal authorities, police and fire service for the productive cooperation in this matter,"

Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge added, "We're extremely pleased that from now on we can give even more fans the chance to attend our team's matches."

Bayern will host Schalke for the first match with the new capacity on February 3 and the decision will be reviewed in the summer.

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