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SBD Global/April 4, 2013/Facilities

Bayern Munich To Increase Stadium Capacity For Int'l Matches From 68,000 To 71,000

Bundesliga club Bayern Munich "reportedly wants to increase its stadium capacity" for int'l matches, according to the SID. The club "wants to increase the capacity of its Allianz Arena for int'l matches by 3,000 seats from 68,000 to 71,000." The proposed upgrade "would correlate with the stadium's Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal (German Cup) capacity." In order to increase the stadium's capacity, the club "wants to max out the space at the south end north stands." The Allianz Arena hosted last year's Champions League Final and "wants to host it again in the near future." Club Chair Karl Hopfner said, "It's not realistic in the next two years. Now it's London's turn, then Lisbon. But at some point another final in Munich is in the realm of possibilities." The club "last increased the stadium's capacity during the summer." The summer upgrade increased its capacity from 69,000 to 71,000 for domestic games and from 66,000 to 68,000 for int'l games (SID, 4/3).
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