Ilyumzhinov visits Munich

On June 14, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov made a short business trip to Munich, where he visited the Allianz Arena  –  the home stadium of top football clubs in Europe – FC Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 München.

At first, the managing director Jürgen Muth familiarized the guest with the ultramodern sports complex (built in 2006), which hosts about two thousand sporting events per year.

Later, the parties went to the Presidential Box, where they discussed the terms of potential cooperation, in particular, hosting the world rapid and blitz championships, including women's tournaments.
Incidentally, some players of Bayern Munich play chess, including captain Philipp Lahm.