Allianz Arena to remain UEFA EURO 2020 venue this summer
The Allianz Arena will remain the venue for four matches at this summer's European Championship. The announcement was made by European football's governing body UEFA on Friday after a video conference with representatives of the state capital Munich. Provided the infection situation allows it, at least 14,500 spectators could also be admitted to the stadium for the matches under strict hygiene conditions.
FC Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said of the decision: "I'm delighted UEFA have confirmed that European Championship matches will take place in Munich this summer. I would like to express my sincere thanks to the UEFA Executive Committee and in particular to president Aleksander Čeferin, as well as to the Bavarian state premier, Markus Söder, who made an important contribution. We're all hoping that the matches in our Allianz Arena will be played in front of spectators. But we've always emphasised that people's health is always our top priority."
Allianz Arena München Stadion GmbH managing director Jürgen Muth: "We're delighted that the Allianz Arena has been confirmed as the venue for the pan-European EUROS and that Munich will thus be the venue for three group matches and a quarter-final. The preparations are in full swing - and we'll make every effort to ensure that, in cooperation with UEFA, the DFB, the state capital and all other partners, we will stage a great European football festival in compliance with the applicable rules and regulations."
All three of Germany's group stage matches in Munich
A total of four European Championship matches will be played in the Bavarian state capital. The Allianz Arena is the venue for all three of Germany's group stage matches: on 15 June the national team play France, on 19 June it's Portugal, and Die Mannschaft's final game is against Hungary on 23 June. The tournament will also return to Munich one more time for a quarter-final match on 2 July.