Renaming the stadium is being discussed: BR24Sport will show the Beckenbauer memorial service live on Friday

As of: January 17, 2024 12:10 p.m

FC Bayern Munich is holding a memorial service for Franz Beckenbauer in the arena. BR television and ARD will broadcast the event on January 19th. Meanwhile, there are also increasing voices calling for the arena to be renamed.

BR television broadcasts the memorial service for Franz Beckenbauer in a live stream and on television. Due to the memorial service for the late football legend on January 19th, the women’s biathlon World Cup race will also be brought forward.

This also makes it possible for ARD to report on both the winter sports event in Antholz and the memorial service in Munich’s Allianz Arena. The biathlon race now starts at around 1:30 p.m., the memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. BR television will broadcast live from 2:40 p.m.

Steinmeier, Scholz and Söder come to the memorial service

Many celebrities from politics, sport and society have announced their presence. Among others, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Prime Minister Markus Söder will also be in the stadium.

In addition to FC Bayern President Herbert Hainer, Honorary President Uli Hoeneß, Steinmeier and Söder will give a speech. Lots of fans want it too the celebration in the Fröttmaninger Arena, for which there are free tickets, follow live. FC Bayern is hoping for a well-filled arena.

Broadcast also on Erste and the ARD media library

“The organizing committee in Antholz and the IBU have brought forward the biathlon race that was originally planned for this time. This means that we are now able to report comprehensively on the memorial ceremony for Franz Beckenbauer as well as to show biathlon. We would like to thank those responsible for this Biathlon very much,” said ARD sports coordinator Axel Balkausky.

The event will be broadcast not only on BR television and online, but also on Erste and in the ARD media library. Moderator Esther Sedlaczek presents the broadcast.

Renaming the arena? Karl-Heinz Rummenigge skeptical

Meanwhile, there are also increasing voices calling for the arena to be renamed, such as from Ottmar Hitzfeld stimulated. However, FC Bayern’s supervisory board Karl-Heinz Rummenigge reacted cautiously. “There is an agreement with our long-standing, loyal and very serious partner Allianz, and it must be respected,” he told the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”. “Franz Beckenbauer died a few days ago,” Rummenigge continued: “Now is the time of mourning, and FC Bayern will host a worthy memorial service in Franz’s honor next Friday. We should take time for everything else.” Rummenigge emphasized: “Without Franz Beckenbauer, the Allianz Arena would not exist.”

Beckenbauer died on January 7th at the age of 78. FC Bayern now invites you to say goodbye to the unforgettable ‘Kaiser’ in a special, emotional setting,” as the club announced.

In the video: “Thank you Franz” – the arena in Fröttmaning is currently shining in red

Source: BR24Sport on the radio January 11, 2024 – 3:55 p.m