1860 Munich forced out of Allianz

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TSV 1860 Munich will no longer play their football at the Allianz Arena after their stadium contract was cancelled on Wednesday.

FC Bayern München were forced to terminate the deal with the one-time Bundesliga champions as a result of their inability to make a number of payments to the German Football League.

The money was meant to secure their status, having been relegated to 3. Liga after losing a relegation play-off against Jahn Regensburg in May, but their failure to pay means next season the club will be competing in the Regionalliga Bayern, the fourth tier of German football.

A Bayern statement read: "The cancellation of the contract means the Allianz Arena is no longer TSV 1860 Munchen's home ground. The agreement precludes 1860 returning to the stadium at a later date."

1860 though have been working hard to secure their club's future and look set to make a return to the Grunwalder Stadion, where they played until 1995.

Managing Director Markus Fauser said on the club's official website: "The Allianz Arena is an unpredictable, economic risk in the regional league. That is why the decision for the Grunwalder stadium has been made. 

"At the earliest in two years, one would have to look for an alternative. What was, is past. We should now look into the future to achieve a positive start to the regional league season."