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RheinEnergieStadion Tickets

RheinEnergieStadion Tickets

Cologne’s Stadium, known as the RheinEnergieStadion, is located in the vibrant German city of Cologne. First built in 1923, the stadium is currently home to one of Germany’s most historic football clubs, FC Köln.

When built in 1923, the stadium was known as the Müngersdorfer Stadion. It quickly became a hub for local sport in Cologne, hosting regional and national events.

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Between 2001 and 2004, the stadium underwent a drastic transformation to prepare it for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. It was after this transformation that the sponsorship deal saw the stadium renamed RheinEnergieStadion after the energy supplier RheinEnergie AG.

The current user, FC Koln, is one of Germany’s most established football clubs. They currently play in the Bundesliga, the top flight of German football. They have been crowned as champions of the Bundesliga twice, in 1964 and 1978.

Beyond the league, Koln is one of the more successful DFB-Pokal (German Cup) winners, having won it four times in a 15-year span between 1968 and 1983, though they have had less success in the last few decades. Koln also reached the final of the 1986 UEFA Cup Final, where they lost 2-1 to Real Madrid.

Beyond football, the stadium has been a popular location for concerts for some of the world’s largest music artists. Acts such as Coldplay, AC/DC and Bruce Springsteen have all performed at the stadium and drawn huge crowds, cementing the stadium as a cultural and sporting hub in the city of Cologne.

The Cologne Stadium Stands

Like the more traditional football stadiums in Europe, the Cologne Stadium has four stands and capacity for 43,000 spectators to each game during Euro 2024. The North and South Stands are behind each goal, while the East and West Stands run along the length of the pitch.

The stadium is known for the iconic architectural feature of the four huge steel towers that overshadow the stadium from each corner. The pitch at Cologne is considered to be one of the best in Germany, hence its selection for Euro 2024.

The four blocks of the stadium are split into two tiers, the upper and lower tier. While both tiers contain a majority of seated supporters, the North Stand contains a lower tier standing area available to around 8000 supporters. There will be a reduced capacity for the duration of Euro 2024, as to comply with competition regulations, all supporters must be seated.

For Euro 2024, UEFA has introduced three separate categories for all of its ticketing, with fans able to purchase tickets across Category 1, Category 2 and Category 3 pricing bands.

Category 1 tickets are the most expensive seats that are on offer for games at the Cologne Stadium.

Positioned in the heart of the East and West Stands, Category 1 seats remain in the central area and cut off before the corners and also towards the top of the stands.

Due to the open design of the stadium, there are no seats within the Category 1 band that will offer a restricted view and due to being placed at the sides of the pitch, a fantastic view of the action should be guaranteed.

The next option is Category 2 tickets, which are priced more cheaply than Category 1 options. Category 2 tickets are located all around the Cologne Stadium. Positioned throughout the four stands, the Category 2 seats are located in the corners and in the lower half of the North and South Stands.

Located in the middle tier, Category 2 tickets will be behind the areas reserved for exclusive ticket holders of each of the two playing nations, who have the lowest tiers exclusively reserved.

Category 3 tickets are the cheapest on offer, with Category 3 seats running behind each of the goals in the North and South Stands.

At some stadiums hosting Euro 2024 matches, Category 3 tickets may offer a restricted view of the action, however this will not be an issue at the Cologne Stadium, with no seats having a restricted view of the pitch.

Where is the best view?

Every seat inside the Cologne Stadium will offer you an excellent vantage point for the match, but if we were to recommend seats for the best view, then it would be for the East or West Stands.

Running alongside the side of the pitch overlooking the dugout, seats in the West Stand offer you the best view of both the pitch and the rest of the stadium. You’ll also have the chance to see the players and coaches on the bench in much closer detail.

The East Stand also provides great views of the full pitch from directly opposite the dugouts.

Where are the cheapest seats?

Due to the fact that Euro 2024 tickets are sold out and only available on a small number of exchange platforms, there are no seats that will be cheaper than others. In the regular German season, the top tiers behind each goal contain the cheapest seats.

If this is my first visit, where should I sit?

If you have never been to the stadium before, the best places to sit are in the East or West Stands. In these stands, you are given the best view of the pitch, overlooking the rest of the stadium. The West Stand, in particular, gives you a fantastic view of the dugouts.

What about VIP areas?

The VIP areas at the Cologne Stadium run along the east and west stands. Here, there are a total of nearly 50 lounges and 1800 seats that are offered to business guests.

VIPs at this stadium receive some of the best views possible, with seats near the centre circle above the pitch.

Can I get tickets to games at Euro 2024?

If you haven’t already purchased tickets for the Euro 2024 games at the Cologne Stadium, then entry may be difficult.

The first sales of tickets took place in October 2023, with further sales taking place in December 2023 and then again in March and April 2024 for fans of qualified nations.

Some tickets will be resold leading up to the game, so it is worth keeping an eye on official Euro 2024 platforms to check when tickets may go on sale. They will likely be few and far between and so you will need to act quickly to find them.

Is there access for disabled users?

Accessibility was one of the key priorities when the stadium was renovated in the early 2000s. Fans and stadium visitors with limited mobility, sensory or other disabilities will be able to enjoy the footballing experience in full.

There are 100 available spaces for wheelchair users and an accompanying guest. These are located in the East Stand, close to the action behind Row 3. Accompanying guests sit in front of the wheelchair users in normal seats.

There are 20 spaces for visually impaired guests at the stadium, who sit in the rows in front of the wheelchair users in the East Stand. Pairs of headphones with audio narration are available for these guests.

There is a special entrance to the East Stand to reduce waiting times for disabled spectators.

What do I need to do in case of an emergency?

In the unlikely event of an emergency, please reach out to a first responder or volunteer for immediate assistance.

There will be a variety of support services, and response mechanisms will be in place at EURO 2024 to ensure all fans can enjoy their time at the stadium safely.

Can I still turn up without a ticket?

It is not recommended that you arrive at the Cologne Stadium without a ticket, as the venue’s area is not designed to hold more supporters than tickets sold.

There are Fan Zones throughout Germany, including the Fan Zone Tanzbrunnen in Cologne. Here, you will be able to watch games on large screens alongside supporters of other nations.

Which games are being played here at Euro 2024?

There will be five games in total played at the Cologne Stadium during Euro 2024. While the stadium is hosting a number of games, it will not play host to any games beyond the Round of 16 on 30 June.

The five games and the dates they are to be played are:

  • 15 June 2024 at 15:00: Hungary vs Switzerland
  • 19 June 2024 at 21:00: Scotland vs Switzerland
  • 22 June 2024 at 21:00: Belgium vs Romania
  • 25 June 2024 at 21:00: England vs Slovenia
  • 30 June 2024 at 21:00: Round of 16

What rules do I need to know before entering?

Please be aware that stadium rules may be different from the regular season, and it is worth noting that there are some items that are not permitted inside.

  • Bags larger than A4 size won’t be allowed into the stadium.
    You can bring a small power bank, no larger than your phone.
  • Make sure you have a valid form of ID.
  • Remember that professional cameras and cane umbrellas are not permitted inside the stadium. However, you can bring a small, fully collapsible umbrella.
  • All EURO 2024 stadiums are smoke-free venues. Therefore, smoking, e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products are not allowed. Please be considerate of other fans.

What is travel like to and from the stadium?

If you have a match ticket, you’re entitled to a 36 Hour Travel Pass at no additional cost for the entire VRS and VRR networks, valid from 06:00 on matchday until 18:00 the following day. These are the public transport networks in Cologne and will enable you to travel within the state and its surrounding areas for free on the day of the game.

Can I park at the stadium?

Public parking at Cologne Stadium is available for pre-booking at €24 per match on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that spaces for cars are extremely limited.

Driving to the stadium is generally not recommended, and it is strongly advised that you make use of public transport on matchday. If you do drive, consider sharing a car with friends and family to make the most of this option.

Dedicated accessible parking has been made available to Wheelchair and Easy Access ticket holders.

Can I purchase food at the stadium?

There will be a range of hot and cold food that can be purchased from within the stadium.

There will be a range of kiosks serving a variety of food and drinks outside of the stadium too, should you wish to eat before going inside.

Where can I eat nearby?

Aside from the kiosks outside the stadium, there are a range of restaurants in the vicinity.

Within a mile of the stadium, restaurants such as My Way, Taco Loco and Em Ringströßje will serve hot food and meals.

Due to the free travel across Cologne with a matchday ticket, there are hundreds of restaurants serving food from Germany and worldwide menus. The city is extremely diverse, and it will be possible to find a restaurant serving whatever takes your fancy at the time.

Please note that because Cologne will be busy with tourists on matchdays and throughout the tournament, it would be wise to book a table at a restaurant in advance if you wish to visit one prior to a game.

Can I take food and drinks into the stadium?

No, you will not be allowed to take food or drinks into the stadium. This includes drinks containers, regardless of whether they are full or empty.

A small amount of baby food is permitted inside if you are attending with a baby, though it is generally not advisable to take babies into the stadium.