Club: none | Opening: 1972 | Capacity: 69,250 (11,800 standing)
History and description
Olympiastadion München got built to serve as the flagship venue of the 1972 Olympic Games. Construction began in 1969 and it officially opened three years later on 24 May 1972. It had been built into the ground, stood out by its sweeping canopy roof, and could hold about 80,000 spectators.
The stadium formed part of the Olympiapark, and during the Olympics hosted among others the opening and closing ceremonies and athletics events.
At the same time, Munich’s major football clubs celebrated multiple successes and their home, Grunwalder Stadion, had become too small. Both moved into the Olympiastadion upon completion, though TSV 1860 kept switching back to their old ground in the next decades until moving to the Olympiastadion for good in 1995. Both TSV and Bayern would move to the newly built Allianz Arena in 2005.
In 1974, Olympiastadion was one of the playing venues of the 1974 World Cup, during which it hosted three group matches, the match for third place, and the final between Germany and the Netherlands (1-0).
In 1988, the stadium would once again be a playing venue during an international tournament, this time the 1988 European Championships. It hosted one first round group match and the final between the Netherlands and Soviet Union (2-0).
Over the years, Olympiastadion hosted three European Cup finals: the first in 1979 between Nottingham Forest and Malmo (1-0), the second in 1993 between Marseille and Milan (1-0), and the third in 1997 between Borussia Dortmund and Juventus (3-1).
Since Bayern and TSV 1860 moved out in 2005, the stadium has been primarily used for concerts and other large events. It underwent a modest refurbishment in 2010.
In 2020, Türkgücü München decided to play half of their home matches at the Olympiastadion following their promotion to 3. Liga.
How to get to Olympiastadion Munich
Olympiastadion Munich is located at the Olympiapark in the north of the city of the Munich at just under 5 kilometres from Munich’s city centre.
The stadium is easily reached by metro (U-Bahn). Metro station Olympiazentrum lies a 10-minute walk away of the stadium. Olympiazentrum is on the orange line U3 that connects straight with Munich’s city centre. Catch the U3 at, for example, Odeonsplatz or Marienplatz station. It is a quick journey of just over 10 minutes.
From the main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) first take line U1 and change at Odeonplatz to to the U3. You can also approach the stadium from the west by taking the U3 straight to Westfriedhof station and then walk 15 minutes to the stadium.
Olympiastadion Munich Tours
Olympiastadion offers both guided as well as self-guided tours around the stadium. Guided tours last about 60 minutes and include the former dressing rooms and pitch. You can also go up the 291-metre high Olympic Tower for a view over the stadium from above.
The stadium opens from 9:00 am (11:00 am in the winter months) and closes at 4:00 pm (6:00 or 8:00 pm in the summer months). Check online for current guided tour dates and bookings.
Self-guided entrace costs € 3.50, the guided tour costs € 8.00.
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