German Bundesliga football club Bayern Munich has revealed the latest set of improvements at its Allianz Arena home stadium.

Opened in 2005, the facility has undergone work each summer as the club seeks to ensure the venue remains in line with the latest standards.

Ahead of the 2018-19 season, changes have been made to the motifs on seats in the North Stand, as well as in the lower tier of the main stand on the west side and in the East Stand.

In addition, the club has worked in partnership with fans to produce paintings of some of Bayern’s finest moments. These have been installed around six kiosks in the stadium.

Meanwhile, Bayern has confirmed a ban on smoking in public areas at the Allianz Arena. The ban applies to all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, Iquos, electronic cigarettes.

Fans will still be able to smoke in designated rooms and areas on levels four and five, as well as on the esplanade and the promenades.

In addition, Bayern has reiterated its support to environmental efforts by adding reusable beakers for the new season.

Fans will pay a €2 deposit for the beakers and be able to use them several times during the match.

Fund raised from the new initiative will go towards the FC Bayern Hilfe e.V. or another community project.

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