What football week in Munich has to offer

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Von: Nico-Marius Schmitz

The Allianz Arena with stars and stripes: the flag of the United States. (Archive photo) © IMAGO / Revierfoto

The Allianz Arena will be transformed into a football stadium for the first game of the NFL season in Germany next week. But Monaco offers a program for the fans even earlier.

Munich – The countdown for the sporting event of the year in Munich has started. Next week, Sunday (November 13) the Seattle Seahawks will meet the Tampa Bay-Bucaneers (3:30 pm) at the Allianz Arena. It is the first regular season match of the National Football League in Germany, over three million tickets could have been sold. There was just bigger demand at the Super Bowl. the tz presents the schedule of the Munich football week.

Tuesday: The final of the NFL Flag Series will take place at the Bayernwerk Sportarena in Unterhaching (from 15:00 to 18:00). Regional winning teams from Düsseldorf, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich play to win the tournament. The winner qualifies for the Las Vegas international tournament and meets teams from Mexico, China and England, among others. Longtime NFL player Markus Kuhn will also be there.

Munich Football Week: NFL teams get their own premises for their team

Thursday: From Thursday the show will really pick up speed and Munich will turn into a football stronghold. Each NFL team that has acquired the marketing rights in Germany will open their headquarters in a club. The inns are open from Thursday to Saturday from 11:00. So you can immerse yourself in the world of the Seattle Seahawks (parent company Augustiner), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Hofbräuhaus), Kansas City Chiefs (Augustiner Klosterwirt), Carolina Panthers (Hochreiter am Markt) and New England Patriots (reign times). There are also 16 other NFL decorated venues in Monaco. In addition, the Odeonsplatz will serve as the central contact point for all football fans from Thursday to Saturday (10am onwards). There will be huge photo walls, an NFL helmet display, and a fan shop. The first sporting event takes place on Säbener Straße, the Seattle Seahawks invite you to train and to a press event. Unfortunately, the training is not open to fans, tz will report for you from the site.

Freitag: In addition to the Seattle Seahawks (also on Säbener Straße), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers train on the FC Bayern campus, once again not open to the public. A community day of the two clubs is scheduled for all fans in the early afternoon. At the Seahawks (HypoVereinsbank Club) and Bucs (Bayern Campus or Freiham Sports Facility), kids can play flag football or take photos with the mascots and cheerleaders. The exact location and time have not yet been set, we will give an update on that early next week.

NFL Summit at the Allianz Arena: Fan hangout and activities on the Esplanade

Saturday: The Bavarian All-Stars take on European talents at the Dante Stadium (from 1pm). Admission is free, 2,000 fans can come. In the evening (from 19:00) the German Seahawkers fan club organizes a big party in the Schneider-Bräuhaus.

Sunday: Match day at last! Starting at 11 am, the esplanade of the Allianz Arena will become a meeting point for fans with shops, US food trucks and various activities to get involved. In addition to the bars in the city, there is also the possibility of public viewing in the Audi Dome on the run (from 1pm 7,000 fans are expected). And then it’s time to sit back and enjoy the game. The Allianz Arena has even been rebuilt for the NFL game since Monday.

This is how the NFL wants to grow in Germany

The National Football League (NFL) wants to continue growing in Germany. A cornerstone of this is the flag football program. Over 100 schools in Germany have been equipped with educational equipment and content so that sport can be offered. “The NFL FLAG program is a central component of the NFL in Germany and, as a contact-free and injury-free variant of American football, is especially aimed at children and young people,” says Alexander Steinforth, managing director of thriving NFL Germany. Flag football aims to get children into hard sport at an early age without any health risks. The NFL hopes flag football will be on the program for the first time at the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

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