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Bayern Munich now allowed 25,000 fans in the Allianz Arena

Great news for fans, as the Bavarian state government has allowed an additional 5,000 fans in the stadium.

FC Bayern München v 1. FC Köln - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Last weekend at Bayern Munich’s home opener, the Allianz Arena welcomed 20,000 fans into the stadium. This was the most fans that the stadium has held since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Now the capacity has been further increased for the upcoming matches.

Starting immediately, the club’s home games will be able to host 25,000 supporters. This is another small step towards regaining full capacity in the stadium. The atmosphere last season was drastically diminished by the lack of supporters in stadiums. It is great to see supporters returning, even if the process is slow.

The Bavarian state government announced that half of the seats in football stadiums may be field, up to a maximum of 25,000. Since Allianz Arena can hold up to 75,000 spectators, it will be at around 33% capacity if all 25,000 seats are sold. To prevent the spread of the virus, a “3G certificate” (for fully vaccinated, recovered or fully tested individuals) will be required to attend FC Bayern matches. Many other clubs have followed the same implementation, requiring vaccinations in order to attend sports matches.

Although the atmosphere at the Allianz Arena is still nowhere near the level it is when it's at full capacity, it is good to see we are going the right way. Hopefully, we see the stadium back at full capacity at some point in 2022.