FC BAYERN MÜNCHEN II
Founded: Feb 27th 1900
Club Members: 300,000
Nickname: Kleine Bayern
Coach: Holger Seitz
Captain: Timo Kern
3.Liga Champions: 1
Regionalliga Bavaria: 2
Regionalliga Süd: 1
Landespokal Bavaria Winner: 1
Bayern's reserve team started out as FC Bayern München Amateure in 1956 and spent most of the next four decades playing in the amateur Bayernliga. During this time, they missed out on winning the league title but did appear in the DFB-Pokal several times, including a fourth round tie against the senior Bayern team in 1977 which they lost 5-3.
In 1994, they joined the newly formed Regionalliga Süd and became a long term member of this league as well, winning the title in 2004 although they were ineligible for promotion to Bundesliga.2 because the third tier is the highest level in German football that reserve sides are allowed to compete at. A year later, in accordance with an instruction from the DFL (German Football League) that all reserve sides of Bundesliga clubs had to replace 'Amateure ' with the roman numeral 'II', FC Bayern München Amateure became FC Bayern München II.
In 2008, the team won promotion to the new 3.Liga and played at this level for three seasons before relegation to the Regionalliga. With the league restructure needed to create the 3.Liga, the side were now playing in fourth tier of German football - the lowest level they had played at for nearly 40 years. With future Ajax and Manchester United manager Erik ten Haag at the helm, Bayern München II missed out on promotion to 3.Liga in 2013 following a play-off defeat against Fortuna Köln but finally got there in 2019 after winning the Regionalliga Bayern and overcoming Wolfsburg II in the subsequent promotion/relegation play-off. They carried the momentum into the following season and, keeping in step with their Bayern München 'DNA', ended the 2019-20 campaign as champions of the 3.Liga.
The disappointment of not being able to test themselves in Bundesliga.2 however saw the side go into a tailspin and instead of defending their third-tier title, a despondent 2020-21 season ended with relegation back to the Regionalliga.
Ground Name: Grünwalder Stadion
Year Opened: 1911
Renovations: 1925 - 1926, 1938, 1951, 1959, 1978 - 1979, 2012 - 2013
Capacity: 15,000 (9,059 standing)
Record Attendance: 60,000 (1948)
Executive Boxes: 1
Undersoil Heating: Yes
Running Track: No
Floodlights: 1,200 lux
Playing Surface: Natural Grass
Grünwalder Stadion (1956 - 2012)
Sportpark Heimstetten (2012 - 2013)
Grünwalder Stadion (2013 - )
FC Bayern München II will play their home games at the Grünwalder Stadion, home of fellow Munich club TSV 1860 München during the 2023-24 season.
For general information regarding Ground Details, Getting There & Away, Food & Drink Options and ground gallery, please visit our TSV 1860 München guide here.
2022-2023: 717 (Regionalliga Bayern)
2021-2022: 810 (Regionalliga Bayern) *
2020-2021: N/A *
2019-2020: 1,879 (3.Liga) *
2018-2019: 748 (Regionalliga Bayern)
* Season affected by COVID pandemic
Expected Ticket Availability
Despite having 'Bayern München' in their name, this is the reserve team and matches never come close to selling out - even for the 'Amateure Derby ' v 1860 - although anyone wanting to keep things traditional by treating the match as a 'walk-up' is going to be disappointed. There is no box office on a match day and to get into the stadium, you're going to have to buy an E-Ticket through Bayern München's (the famous one) online shop here.
Ticket sales start about five days before a match and as per normal in the Regionalliga, there's no ABC-tiered approach to ticket pricing. The same flat-rate applies to all matches regardless of the opposition facing Bayern II with ticket prices for full-paying adults being €15 for seats in the main grandstand, €10 for the Gegengerade and €5 to watch the action from the terraces (Block F and Q).
Discounts are available for Bayern club members, children (under-14), senior citizens, pupils, students, job seekers and people with disabilities. Given the fact that tickets cost just €5, there are no discounts available for the terraces.
Tickets for fans with disabilities and their companions can be arranged by sending the club an email - tickets-fcbII@fcbayern.com
Match tickets don't include the cost of getting to and from the Grünwalder. The stadium lies within Zone M of the Münchner Verkehrsverbund (MVV) transport area and an M-1 day ticket will get you to and from central Munich on the S-Bahn for €8.80. If you're lucky enough to be a Bayern München season ticket holder, you get free tickets to watch Bayern II as part of the deal although you're still going to have to pay for your S-/U-Bahn, tram and bus tickets on a matchday.
OTHER CLUBS IN THE AREA
BUNDESLIGA: FC Augsburg, FC Bayern München
BUNDESLIGA 2: 1.FC Nürnberg, SpVgg Greuther Fürth
3.LIGA: FC Ingolstadt 04, SSV Jahn Regensburg, SpVgg Unterhaching, TSV 1860 München