Scarlet, Orange, Admirals blue
Address: Junkersdorfer Straße
Playing Surface: Grass
Since its renovation the RheinEnergieStadion has been given a completely new touch of magic and brilliance. In comparison
to the old Müngersdorfer Stadion (a stadium for soccer, athletics, concerts etc.) the new stadium located in the green
belt of Cologne is a big sports arena purpose-built for soccer – and now American Football.
almost 51,000 seats the visitors will be able to follow the events on the field. Forty-eight lounges on two VIP-Levels are
integrated into the ‘Westtribüne’ (west stands). The building behind the old ‘Nordkurve’ (north
curve – called „Abel-Bauten“) is classified as a historical building. This complex was built in the 1920s
and preserved in its original appearence.
For the Soccer World Cup in 2006 the RheinEnergieStadion
did host four group games, featuring the likes of England, France, Sweden, Portugal and the Czech Republic, and one second
City/Region: The history of Cologne spans
at least 2,000 years. The city is one of the oldest in Germany. It is this long history that has given Cologne its unique
big-city character and, at the same time, intimate flair. In Cologne traditions are connected with and integrated into functional
modern age. The City’s name leads back to the old Roman empress Agrippina. Emperor Claudius’ wife (Agrippina)
was born near the river Rhine. In 50 AD she let her "Colonia" be declared a city.
today, evidence the Romans can be found everywhere in Cologne. Some examples include: The Dionysos Mosaic in the Roman-Germanic
Museum, parts of the Roman town wall and the Roman water pipe, which used to bring fresh water from the Eifel (mountain area
south of Cologne) into the City. The Map of Cologne also mirrors the old Roman web of streets. The Hohe Straße, now
a shopping district between the Dom and Neumarkt, has been an area of trade for more than 2,000 years and has seen many changes.
Amateur Football:The Cologne Crocodiles were formed in March
1981 and are the city’s oldest football team. From 1981 to 2003 the Crocodiles played very successfully in the first
division of the GFL (German Football League). In just their second season they were the number two-ranked team in the league.
They reached this position five more times in the ensuing seasons. The Crocodiles celebrated their greatest success in 2000
when they finally won the German championship.
A new Cologne team called the Falcons, coached by
the former Crocodiles quarterback Michael Davis, plans to carry on and surpass the former successes of the Crocodiles. Davis
has already guided the Falcons into the German Football League.
Cologne has one more high-quality team in the Red Barons.
The most famous German football player Werner Hippler played for the Red Barons. In 1988, the Red Barons defeated the Düsseldorf
Panthers 25-20 and won the first German Championship for the City of Cologne.