Munich city authorities said the council supported the bid to hold games from 2022-25 using the Allianz Arena, the 75,000-capacity stadium owned by six-time European champion Bayern.
Munich has another stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics, which could meet NFL capacity requirements, but the city said it can’t be used for a bid because of an upcoming renovation.
While the pitch at the Allianz Arena will get wrecked (Bavarian Grass Works will be ALL OVER that), the city could stand to make a mint. Check out the projected figures:
- Estimated economic impact of €31.5 million ($35.5 million) from visitors to the city*
- Estimated €550,000 ($620,000) in revenue predicted for the city budget.
Munich, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf are the three German cities expected to place formal bids.
*This figure was based on numbers relative to the NFL games in London.