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Allianz Arena 'paid off in full’

In his column for the latest edition of club journal Bayern Magazin, published prior to the home meeting with1899 Hoffenheim, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge makes an important and highly positive announcement: All debts, loans and costs related to the construction of the Allianz Arena have been “paid off in full,” the FCB chairman declares, “all that remains is a very small sum due to technical procedures.” The costs were originally scheduled to be paid down over a 25-year period, “but we’ve actually paid for the stadium in only nine and a half years,” Rummenigge continued, “and this has been achieved without a single Euro in subsidy from federal funds, the state of Bavaria or the city of Munich.”

Lahm undergoes successful op

Two days after Philipp Lahm sustained a broken right ankle on the training ground, the FCB captain successfully underwent surgery on Thursday morning. The fracture was repaired and fixed using a surgical plate and screw. Lahm will spend the next few days in hospital and has been ordered to rest his right leg for several weeks before starting a sports rehab programme. The club and all its fans send best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Badstuber at the Erlebniswelt

Visitors to the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt this Sunday, 23 November, have the chance to meet Bayern star Holger Badstuber up close and personal. The Germany international, who is currently injured, will appear on stage at Germany’s biggest club museum from 11 am in the morning for an autograph-signing session.