A new communication low for the relations between the FC Bayern and the TSV 1860 Munich has been reached over the weekend. Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge visited a Bayern fan club on Sunday and made a comment on the politics of the other Allianz Arena club. He said:
“There is absolutely no contact. When I read, the sheik visited the Mayor with the intention to build a new stadium, then I also have the information from the newspaper, and not from the responsible people from 1860. That’s the way 1860 works. They announce a lot. But never directly.”
Rummenigge was referring to a recent meeting of 1860 investor, the Jordanian national Hasan Ismaik, and Munich’s Mayor Dieter Reiter during which a possible new 1860 stadium has supposedly been discussed. Currently the TSV 1860 are leasing the Allianz Arena from Bayern (the stadium was once a joint venture of the two clubs). The contract is running until 2025.
The Lions haven’t reacted on the comment made by Rummenigge thus far. According to a statement by Mayor Reiter, the 1860 investors don’t have a location for the future stadium and no financial concept. The City will not deal with the issue until this changes.