Created on 13-03-2013 at 00:00 AM
Bayern fans know and love their club’s home as a shimmering beacon of red and white, but from 7 pm on Sunday 17 March, they’ll see the Allianz Arena in a totally new light – quite literally. In a one-off and unique celebration of St. Patrick's Day, Bayern’s magnificent stadium will be illuminated in green for a short time.
The Allianz Arena is one of a number of major buildings and structures around the world taking part in Tourism Ireland’s annual ‘global greening’ initiative. Other famous locations going green on 17 March include the Pyramids of Giza, the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio de Janeiro, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the London Eye.
External lighting effect
“We think it’s great that the Allianz Arena is right up there with other illustrious buildings and sightseeing attractions such as Sydney Opera House and the Niagara Falls, which is why we gave the project the ‘green light’,” said Allianz Group Head of Global Brand Management Christian Deuringer.
Converting the 1,000 or so illuminated panels forming the outer shell of the stadium would be impractical for a one-off event, so the Allianz Arena will be made to glow in green using 12 LED floodlights positioned around the east flank of the stadium. Energy consumption will be minimised by restricting the ‘greening’ of the stadium to around two hours.