During the FIFA World Cup 2006, the RheinEnergieStadion was the venue for five matches. All sold out with a total of 225,000 spectators. As a rule, it is the home to 1. FC Köln. It has a capacity of 50,000 people and is sold out for most of the home matches of 1. FC Köln.
For several years, the offices of the clubs administrative were lodged down the eastern stand. Departments Media & Communication, Finances, Members & Customer Service, Marketing & Merchandising together with Ticketing, Stadium Management, Organisation and Security found the most modern infrastructure in 24 offices and two conference rooms.
Even though the club moved back to the Geißbockheim in 2009 to intensify the team play between administration and sports department, the RheinEnergieStadion did not lose a single bit of its splendour. Every time 1. FC Köln plays at home, the passionate FC-Supporters create an electrifying atmosphere in the stadium. A haunting experience for anyone who has ever been lucky enough to get a hold on the much-sought tickets for the home matches of 1. FC Köln.
RheinEnergieStadion works with the most modern software. The installation of so called ERP-system supports merchandise purchase, membership administration, customer service and ticketing up to the new electronic entry control. The system interlinks the different sections to optimize the service for members and customers.
Another interesting high-tech feature is the new club card. The all-rounder works as a combination of membership card and season ticket (if booked). It is also expandable with other functions.
The RheinEnergieStadion is also home of the FC-Museum. The whole history of 1. FC Köln is presented and well documented in a permanent exhibition. Exhibits from past to present, more than 60 years in red and white.
Virtual tour of RheinEnergieStadion
Here you get the chance to take a tour of the RheinEnergieStadion before your visit. Take a look at your seat or use the opportunity to be up close the pitch. Leave the southern stand, pass the manager’s bench and walk way down to the pitch where FC-Pros duke it out. Even though this is no substitute for a real stadium attendance with the experience of the electrifying atmosphere in the RheinEnergieStadion, it works as a little foretaste for your next visit.
Passion, exultation, frustration, cheers, joy and tears – there probably are no emotions the REWE Fan-Box has not seen yet. Do you have an opinion towards the game? Is there something you want to tell your favourite player? Or maybe you just want to cheer for Cologne? Then you should definitely come around! You will find the REWE Fan-Box at every home match of 1. FC Köln right next to the RheinEnergieStadion.
Here are the best clips: youtube.com/rewefanbox