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The Allianz Arena got a light makeover for the new season

The Allianz Arena has a new dynamic LED lighting system and it's super impressive

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The Allianz Arena's outside lighting is world famous. It was one, if not, the, first luminous exteriors in the world with a set of shifting colors: red for Bayern Munich matches: white for German national team matches: blue for 1860 Munich. And after a decade of use, the luminous scheme is getting a substantial makeover ahead of a new season.

The existing fluorescent lit exterior has been replaced over the past year to utilize nearly 300,000 LED's broadcasting 40 frames per second. In all, the system is capable of broadcasting in 16 million colors meaning get ready to see every shade of red imaginable. The new system is 60% more efficient than the previous system, is fully digital and will include some impressive new features.

The most impressive feature is the new dynamic lighting. In a press-release, Karl-Heinz Rumenigge stated "This lighting will accompany the action on the pitch in a dynamic way, for example by creating a Mexican wave or goal celebration effects in red and white."  However, you shouldn't expect that styling during every match as their current default of static lighting will be maintained with the dynamic option reserved for special events. In conjunction with the game day effects, the stadium will have the ability to broadcast pre-set patterns on non-match days, with effects like clouds, waves, etc all totaled to 12 different pre-set patterns they can choose from.

The real question is, when can they start broadcasting goal highlights and Thomas Müller closeups on the outside?

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