Stammtisch, memorial days, workshops
FC Bayern: A club that moves people
Since the 2022 annual general meeting, FC Bayern has once again implemented a variety of formats over the past 12 months in order to engage with its members, to achieve something together and to shape the future of the club together.
Stammtisch in Cologne, Leipzig & Salzburg
Over time, the new members' Stammtisch have become established, which have now also taken place three times outside of Bavaria, for the historic title finale in Cologne in May, before the game in Leipzig and in neighbouring Austria in Salzburg. "I always find this dialogue important because we want to know what moves our fans in their regions," says president Herbert Hainer. "That's why I want to come to them and discuss things there in a relaxed atmosphere - I always take interesting ideas back to Säbener Straße." The feedback from a member in Salzburg recently: "Whether it's Liverpool, Real Madrid or Juventus, no other club is as close to its fans as FC Bayern."
Joint modernisation of the articles of association
From matchdays in honour of long-standing members to workshops on jointly shaping the future of the club and exclusive Schafkopf or darts tournaments, FC Bayern is a club that is always on the move - and that moves its members, and not just in a sporting sense. With a view to the annual general meeting on Sunday in the Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, the club also worked together on the new statutes; the members were involved for months, not least in two statute forums, which first vice-president Professor Dr Dieter Mayer praised as "objective and fair". "We wanted to reach the broadest possible consensus with our members, which is why we decided to go through this complex process on the way to a draft that could be approved by a majority." Thanks to the interplay with the members and the input resulting from this exchange, a proposal could now be put to a vote that takes all sides into account, explained Mayer. And as soon as the members give the green light, "we will have the kind of modern statutes that FC Bayern deserves".
The socio-political events held as part of the ‘Red against Racism’ initiative were also always very popular with members. For example, during Holocaust memorial weekend, the club organised a joint Shabbat celebration with the Jewish community of Munich and Upper Bavaria as well as synagogue tours, which were also attended by employees. And in the summer, over 800 fans came to the inclusive ‘Diversity Mountain’ to set an example for diversity and tolerance in a fun way.
Hainer: "We are looking forward to more shared experiences"
Hainer: "Once again, we can look back on 12 months in which FC Bayern was able to achieve a lot beyond the pitch. We want to be a club where everyone feels at home, that builds bridges and connects people. In 2024, we will continue to give our all for our members and create additional new formats and events - we look forward to more shared experiences. Many thanks to everyone who has been involved in various ways over the past few months. This is how FC Bayern should work: Together and always in the interests of the club."
An overview of last year's member events
Information on the annual general meeting on 12 November: