Football fans sometimes criticise their fellow fans for being 'armchair fans' but what about if you could mix up being an armchair fan and being at the game? Well Bayern Munich are going to provide that service.

Yeah I was just trying to see how many times I could use the word fan in one sentence to be honest.

Football can be enjoyed in many ways from taking to the pitch on a muddy and cold Sunday to sitting at home and shouting at the screen with no one else in the room. There's no right or wrong way to do it.

We've all come up against these Sunday league players but which one are you?

However thanks to Bayern Munich and Marriott hotels there might now be the ultimate right way to enjoy football. Imagine having the comfort of a Marriott hotel room, with bed, whilst also having a vue of the pitch.

It helps that if you manage to get in the new Marriott Courtyard suite at the Allianz Arena that you'll be watching one of the best side's in Europe of course.

The new signing at Bayern is bedding in well...Image: Marriott Hotels.
The new signing at Bayern is bedding in well...Image: Marriott Hotels.

It sounds like you'll have a bloody marvellous time if you somehow find yourself in the suite with Marriott's press release about the new partnership giving a glimpse of what the lucky occupants can expect:

"The partnership helps bring an unprecedented match-day experience to life through a Courtyard by Marriott lens with a custom-built executive box offering fantastic views of the pitch in the world-renowned Allianz Arena. With modern furnishings inspired by Courtyard's latest design and a Courtyard bar serving crafted cocktails and elevated menu options, the box gives guests a taste of the look and feel of a stay at a Courtyard hotel."

The Allianz arena in all its beauty. Image: Allianz Arena.
The Allianz arena in all its beauty. Image: Allianz Arena.

Along with the bed the suite will also include a fireplace for those cold Bavarian winters and a television, which does make me question whether or not the view of the pitch will actually be that good.

The whole thing is part of Marriott becoming Bayern's official hotel partner until the end of 2020 and with a 18 point lead in the race to be German champions they could practically sleep walk their way to yet another title.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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