MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich is taking advantage of the summer break to build a new hybrid pitch for next season and modernize the stadium ahead of Euro 2024 and the 2025 Champions League final.
The new pitch will feature a mix of natural and artificial turf, the club said on Wednesday.
“It is a carpet that already contains synthetic fibers. Natural grass is sown in between, which combines the advantages of a natural grass with the quality of a hybrid turf. It will be even flatter and therefore very easy to play on,” said stadium director Jürgen Muth.
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Work on the stadium includes converting some seating areas into standing-only areas, adding more seating in other areas, and removing rows of seats behind one of the goals to create additional wheelchair spaces. The capacity remains at 75,000 spectators.
Bayern said the renovation works are being carried out on the recommendation of the local administrative office for security reasons.
“Everything has been discussed and agreed with the fan dialogue working group,” the club said.
Bayern’s stadium is scheduled to host six matches during Euro 2024 and the Champions League final the following year.
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