Bayern Munich Introducing Digital Payments With Apple

By Sree Varma | December 12, 2018

Bayern Munich has announced the introduction of an Apple system for payment and ticketing at the Allianz Arena.

People attending games at the reigning Bundesliga champions’ home stadium in Munich will no longer need to bring any credit card, as the Apple Pay system allows contactless payment.

Fans with an iPhone or an Apple Watch can use their devices at all kiosks and in the fan shops, beginning with the next home game against RB Leipzig on December 19.

“We are very proud to offer this forward-looking payment option using cell phones in the Allianz Arena in conjunction with our partner Apple,” said FC Bayern Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

“Continuous modernisation and innovation are hallmarks of FC Bayern München. We are continually investing in new technologies to keep the Allianz Arena current with the state of the art.”

In cooperation with Apple, FC Bayern will be the first member of the Bundesliga to offer its fans a digital ticket solution. Beginning immediately, visitors to the stadium can load their tickets into their Apple Wallets, and only need to hold their iPhone/Apple Watch to the ticket scanner at stadium access points.

Rummenigge said: “Our goal is to process ticketing using only digital technology so that in the future we can phase out paper tickets entirely. In addition to maximising user-friendliness, this step represents a valuable contribution to environmental protection and is thus a further measure in our sustainability strategy.”

“Even in our 14th year of operating the Allianz Arena, we continue to improve the stadium,” said Jürgen Muth, Managing Director of Allianz Arena München Stadion GmbH. “User-friendliness is very important to us. I am therefore particularly excited that we can offer an even more effective payment service.”