New pitch laid at Allianz Arena
FC Bayern München have a new surface at their home. After around 13 months of use, the pitch at the Allianz Arena has been replaced. The Bayern players will run out on the new surface for the first time in next Tuesday's Bundesliga game against Augsburg (kick-off 19:30 CEST). Since the last pitch replacement in August 2017, a total of 29 Bayern games have been played on it as well as a Germany international and a number of amateur tournaments, which led to the change of turf -- the 11^th^ in the Allianz Arena's 13 years.
Work on the pitch has been going on since the start of this week. After the old playing surface was milled off on Monday and Tuesday, they started laying the new turf on Wednesday. By the time it's completed on Thursday, around 620 rolls of turf will have been laid across a surface of approximately 8,000 square metres.