Full Name: Fußball-Club Bayern München
Created by disaffected members of MTV 1879 München. In 1906, became the soccer department of Münchner SC. This club disappeared after World War I, so the soccer department merged with TSV Jahn Munich. In 1923 FC Bayern München became an independent association. Bayern = Bavaria, the region of southern Germany of which München is the capital. The blue and white diamond pattern in the center of Bayern's emblem is that of the state of Bavaria. Considered the club of the establishment within Bavaria, and have support from throughout the region.
The stadium is sponsored by financial giants Allianz and was built for the 2006 World Cup. Previous stadiums - Leopoldstrasse (1907-49), Grünwalderstrasse Stadion (1949-72), Olympiastadion (1972-2005).
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