RheinEnergieStadion is success factor of FC Köln
The local energy company RheinEnergie AG controls the naming rights of FC Köln’s stadium now. The stadium’s name used to be Müngersdorfer Stadion/Stadium and was also known as Stadion Köln. This stadium was built after the First World War, when a new building was to be built in the area. This new construction in the city took care of 15,000 people getting a job and it costed 47.4 million. The stadium was put to use immediately because the club gained success quite rapidly the first time they played there. The games attracted many supporters to the stadium and the first few matches were constantly won by FC Köln.
Great matches played in RheinEnergieStadion
After the construction of the RheinEnergieStadion was completed, a couple of fantastic matches took place in the stadium. Besides FC Köln’s matches, athletic competitions were also held in the stadium but those didn't take place any longer after World War II. The 1974 World Cup was held in Germany and Cologne wanted that the RheinEnergieStadion would also be put to use after the stadium’s renovation. The renovation was meant to increase the capacity to 80,000 but this appeared to be unrealistic because it would cost more money than they initially thought it would. As a result, the RheinEnergieStadion couldn’t be used in the World Cup. The club can, however, be proud of the matches that did take place at the ambient stadium.
From Cologne’s centre there’s only one way to get to the RheinEnergieStadion and that’s through tram. It takes exactly 25 minutes to travel to the stadium from Neumarkt. Board tram 1 towards Weiden West and disembark at stop Köln Rheinenergiestadion. From the station you can already see the stadium and the walking path to the stadium is clear. Do make sure that you leave well in advance because on matchdays and in weekends it can be very busy in the city. Would you like to visit a match in the amazing RheinEnergieStadion? Then you should book your football trip to FC Köln at Number 1 Football Travel!