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NFL games at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena are another step closer to happening

Will the NFL play a game at the Allianz Arena?

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The Associated Press is reporting that the Munich city council gave its “backing” to Bayern Munich to pursue a bid to host an NFL game at the Allianz Arena:

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.