FCB goes USA: Allianz Arena shines in US colours, 100th US Fan Club founded
On July 25th FC Bayern Munich embarks on this year's AUDI summer tour of the USA. To commemorate today's US national holiday on July 4th the German double winners are paying homage to the United States of America tonight.
Allianz Arena Shines in US national colours
To celebrate Independence Day the Allianz Arena will shine in the colours of the American flag today. From sunset onwards the Allianz Arena will shine in red, white and blue.
"We are very happy to be able to celebrate Independence Day with our American fans in this spectacular way," said Jörg Wacker, FC Bayern München AG Executive Board Member for Internationalization and Strategy.
FCB welcomes 100th US Fan Club
Since opening its New York office in the summer of 2014 FC Bayern Munich has attracted many new supporters in the USA. What started with eight fan clubs two years ago has since evolved into the largest organised fan network of any European football club in the USA.
We are very happy to welcome the 100th American fan club to our Bayern family on the American day of Independence. The fan club in question is called the "Stern des Südens South Carolina" and is located in Greer, SC. This means FC Bayern is now represented in 37 different states as well as the District of Columbia.
High profile "International Champions Cup"
From July 25th to August 4th FC Bayern Munich will conduct part of its preseason in the United States of America. During this time the German record champions will participate in the "International Champions Cup" for the first time.
On July 27th (all dates local time) the German record champions encounter AC Milan in Chicago. Three days later (July 30th) Bayern face Inter Milan in Charlotte (North Carolina). The highlight of the summer tour takes place at the "Audi Football Summit New York" on August 3rd when FC Bayern Munich competes with Champions League winners Real Madrid at the MetLife Stadium.