The Allianz Arena is located in the neighborhood of Fröttmaning, north of Munich in the state of Bavaria, Germany.
His teams are holders FC Bayern München and TSV 1860 München. Those teams previously played locally at the Olympic Stadium in Munich. It was one of the subsites of the FIFA World Cup 2006 held in Germany. For this event, the stadium's name was temporarily Stadium FIFA World Cup in Munich, for reasons stated in the regulations of FIFA. Despite these changes, the official name is Allianz Arena.
The Allianz Arena is popularly known by the nickname Schlauchboot (English: inflatable boat) for its shape. On October 21, 2001 municipal referendum was conducted in Bavaria, where 65.8% of voters opted for building a new stadium.
The design was done by the firm Herzog & de Meuron, which was selected in February 2003. The German insurance company Allianz is the main shareholder. The Allianz group, paid for the stadium bearing its name for the next 30 years. The total construction cost was 341 million Euros, paid by the TSV 1860 München and FC Bayern München.
Its construction began on October 2002, with the laying of the cornerstone by Franz Beckenbauer, and it was completed in April 2005. It was inaugurated on May 2005 in a match between TSV 1860 München and FC Nürnberg.
External architecture is composed of plastic panels of ETFE (ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene), concrete and steel. Each panel can be illuminated in a manner independent from white, red or blue.