On 26 August 1972, eighty thousand people experienced the parade of 121 teams through the Marathon Gate at the Munich Olympic Stadium In brilliant sunshine, which made the shimmering tent roof construction look even more impressive, visitors from all over the world and the "Youth of the World" united to show an unforgettable display of colours. The XX Olympic summer games were opened.
Since then, the Olympic Stadium has always been a national and international focal point.
Top athletes return again and again to the eight tracks and the facilities for long and triple jump, high jump, discus, hammer and javelin throwing, and shot put: most recently at the European Athletics Championships in 2002, the pre-Olympic Team Challenge 2004, and the Spar European Cup with the top eight national teams in 2007.
Not only records in sporting highlights are celebrated in this stadium, but also open-air concerts from classical to hard rock: With the Rolling Stones in 1982, the era of outstanding open-air concerts in the Olympic Stadium began. With a classical concert and five open air rock concerts, 2006 was a record year in stadium events, with three sold-out concerts attributed to Robbie Williams alone - this is also still unrivalled. Those who will fill this stadium are, without a doubt, among the most successful of of their genre - from the Three Tenors to AC/DC.
But nothing else has made the Olympic stadium as famous as football: In 1974, Gerd Mueller scored the goal which made the German national team the world football champions after defeating Holland. In 1988, the Oranje-Stars finally won their first title and became the European football champions. All the world's greatest teams have been guests and many footballers have made football history in the Olympic stadium - whether in the German nation league, in the Champions League, in cup or in national games. The football era has since ended. On 14 May 2005, FC Bayern Munich played their last home game at the Olympic Stadium, ending by celebrating their 17th championship in this stadium. Football returned, however, just one year later- but with the cultural prelude to the World Cup 2006 and the FIFA Fan Fest. But who would have imagined that. Indeed, in 2012, the Olympic Stadium returned once again to the big football stage: with the women's final of the UEFA Champions League and over 50,000 spectators.
Although professional football is history - the Olympic Stadium continues to be a living venue! Already in 2005, a number of new events at the Olympic Stadium lured whole new target groups into the Olympic Park. And also in the following years, with ten to fifteen major events per year, it was demonstrated that the Olympic Stadium is also a place for exceptional events in the future. Thus, under the canopy roof, the stadium continues to shine as a brilliant example of excellent architecture combined with functionality.
Attention Emission Zone – Park harp free!
The Middle Ring itself is not a green zone. Thus, there is for visitors to the Olympia Park the opportunity to drive directly from the central ring (Landshuterallee) Sapporobogen on the harp in the Park – without environmental badge.
Parking fees for cars:
Park harp: 5.00 €/day
At the Olympic Tower parking deck and parking at the Olympic Ice Sport Centre:
Daily rate: 12.00 €
Campers: Park harp at the Olympic Stadium: 20.00 €/day
Olympic Stadium Event Highlights
Since 12 September 1972 a total of 49 million spectators were drawn to 1.825 events in the Olympic Stadium.
Stadium tour: 13 million visitors since 1972.
(last updated 31.12.2012)
World Football Championship
1974 Haiti - Italy
1974 Poland - Haiti
1974 Haiti - Argentina
1974 Poland - Brasil (Running up place 3)
1974 Germany - Netherlands (Final)
European Football Championships
1976 Germany - Spain (Quarterfinal)
1988 Germany - Spain
1988 Netherlands - USSR (Final)
1972 Germany - USSR
1973 Germany - Argentina
1973 Germany - Yugoslavia
1978 Germany - England
1978 Germany - England (students)
1980 Germany - Austria
1982 Germany - Belgium
1985 Germany - CSSR (Qualification WC)
1988 Germany - Netherlands (Qualification WC)
1996 Germany - Denmark
1999 Germany - Turkey (Qualification EC)
2001 Germany - England (Qualification WC)
International Club matches (Finals)
1976 World Cup: FC Bayern Munich - Belo Horizonte
1975 Super Cup: FC Bayern Munich - Dynamo Kiew
1979 Nottingham Forest - Malmö FF (European Cup)
1993 AC Mailand - Olympique Marseille (Champions League)
1996 FC Bayern Munich - Girondins Bordeaux (UEFA Cup 2nd final)
1997 Borussia Dortmund - Juventus Turin (Champions League)
2012 Olympique Lyon - 1. FFC Frankfurt (Champions League Final Women)
|1972, 1982 ,1992||German Athletics Championships|
|1973||International Athletics Contest Germany - USA - Switzerland|
|1976||Germany - USSR - Bulgaria|
|1973, since 1978||Watchtower World Congress|
|1979||Start of the German VITAMALZ Tour for Professional Cyclists|
|1980||Goal of the German "Rundfahrt" Tour|
|1982||Start of the German "Rundfahrt" Tour|
|1982, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2006||Rolling Stones|
|1983, 1984, 1986||International Athletics Meeting|
|1984, 1985, 1987, 1991||Open Air Concerts|
|1984||88. German Catholic Assembly (Katholikentag)|
|1985, 2003, 2009, 2013||Bruce Springsteen|
|1987||Mass held by Pope John Paul II.|
|1987||European Deaf Athletics Championships|
|1988, 1994||Pink Floyd|
|1988, 1992, 1997, 1999||Michael Jackson|
|1989||Speedway World Final|
|1993||Protestant Church Assembly|
|1993, 2005, 2010||U 2|
|1995, 1996||Rock in the Park|
|1995||Rock over Germany|
|1997, 2007||Atheletics Spar European Cup Final|
|1999, 2008||Celine Dion|
|1999||Big Solar Eclipse Party|
|1999||IAAF Grand Prix Athletics Final|
|2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013||Bon Jovi|
|2002||European Athletics Championships|
|2003, 2007, 2011||Herbert Grönemeyer|
|2003, 2006, 2013||Robbie Williams|
|2004||Athletics Team Challenge|
|2005, 2006||Weinwelt München (munich world of wine)|
|2005||open air cinema|
|2005||open air opera "Turandot"|
|2005, 2006, 2007, 2011||Air&Style|
|2005||Lights of Joy|
|2006||"Die drei Orchester" classical open air at the beginning of soccer world championship|
|2006||Tour de Ski - cross-country skiing world cup|
|2007||Red Hot Chili Peppers|
|2007||Stock Car Grand Prix|
|2008||Nike Human Race|
|2008||Public Viewing Soccer European championship|
|2009, 2013||Depeche Mode|
|2010||Cirque du Soleil|
|2010, 2011||SportScheck OutdoorFestival|
|2011, 2012||DTM München|
|2011, 2012||City Bike Marathon|
|2011, 2012, 2013||B2 Run-Companies Run|
|2012||Red Bull X-Fighters|
|2010, 2011, 2012, 2013||Boulder World Cup|
|2013||X Games Munich|
Olympic Stadium Key Facts
|Capacity:||69,250 visitors, 57,450 seats and 11,800 standing places, 100 places for disabled persons|
|Dimensions:||260 m length axis and 250 m diagonal axis.
Field 105 x 68 m
|Internal area:||Automatic irrigation system and field heating.
400 m round track with 8 tracks.
<Long jump and triple jump complex, high jump, pole vault, discus, hammer and javelin throw, shotput
|Scoreboards:||North and south side each 18.4 x 8 m|
|Lighting System:||1,875 Lux|