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RheinEnergieStadion


Full Name RheinEnergieStadion
Location Cologne, Germany
Built 1923
Opened 16 September 1923
Owner
Surface grass
Construction cost 47.4 million Deutsche Mark
Former names
Müngersdorfer Stadion (1923-UNK)
Tenants
1. FC Köln (2nd Bundesliga) 1948-present
Cologne Centurions (NFL Europa) 2004-present
Capacity
50,374 (seating and standing)
46,134 (seating only)
Dimensions
105 m x 68 m

The RheinEnergieStadion is the major stadium in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, that is primarily used for football. It was built on the site of the two previous Müngersdorfer Stadiums. It is the home of the local Bundesliga team, 1. FC Köln, and of the local NFL Europa team, the Cologne Centurions. The stadium is one of the 12 hosting the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The Stadium's name comes from a contract with the local power supplier RheinEnergie AG that will run out in 2009. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 183 KB) RheinEnergieStadion: <http://commons. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... // 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr declared Prince of Wales by his followers. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Deutsche Mark (DM, DEM) was the official currency of West and, from 1990, unified Germany. ... 1. ... The 2nd Bundesliga is the Second Division of German soccer. ... The Cologne Centurions are an American football franchise that plays in NFL Europe. ... NFL Europa is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... Coat of arms Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DEA Capital Düsseldorf Prime Minister Jürgen Rüttgers (CDU) Governing parties CDU / FDP Votes in Bundesrat 6 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  34,084 km² (13,160 sq mi) Population 18,033,000... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The official Bundesliga logo. ... 1. ... NFL Europa is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... The Cologne Centurions are an American football franchise that plays in NFL Europe. ... Qualifying countries The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th staging of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international association football world championship tournament. ...

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History

Under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles (1919), the fortifications of Cologne were removed, thus allowing for the building of a new structure in the surrounding area. The new construction enabled the city to create 15,000 jobs. The new stadium was called the Müngersdorfer Stadion or the Kölner Stadion. This allowed Cologne not only to help stabilize the country but also to gain prestige and economic benefits for the city. The cost was tallied at 47.4 million Deutsche Mark but was omitted with the 1923 currency reform. The Treaty of Versailles (1919) was the peace treaty which officially ended World War I between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... The Deutsche Mark (DM, DEM) was the official currency of West and, from 1990, unified Germany. ...


Following the completion of the stadium the city began to rise to prominence. Many major football matches were held at the stadium in front of huge crowds. The first international match was held on 20 November 1927, when the Germany national football team drew 2-2 with the Netherlands. Since then, the Germany team has played 19 times at the stadium and only one of those matches resulted in a loss. Another notable match was the first post-war game, which saw 1. FC Nürnberg beat 1. FC Kaiserslautern 2-1, in front of a crowd of 75,000. November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... First international Switzerland 5 - 3 Germany (Basel, Switzerland; 5 April 1908) Biggest win Germany 16 - 0 Russia (Stockholm, Sweden; 1 July 1912) Biggest defeat England 9 - 0 Germany (Oxford, England; 16 March 1909) World Cup Appearances 16 (First in 1934) Best result Winners, 1954, 1974, 1990 (all as West Germany... 1. ... 1. ...


One of the specialties of the Müngersdorfer Stadion was the track meets for non-professional sportsmen. In 1929 there were over 38,000 participants. However, in 1933 Jews were no longer allowed to take part. After the war the level of non-professional was never regained.


Recent matches of importance

In 2005 it was a venue for three first round games of the FIFA Confederations Cup including the opening match between Argentina and Tunisia. The game was won by Argentina 2-1.
Final kick-off The 2005 Confederations Cup football tournament was held in Germany, between June 15 and June 29, 2005. ...


The Müngersdorfer has been host to many important UEFA Cup matches. In UEFA Cup 1988-89, Bayer Leverkusen played against FC Barcelona, and Galatasaray against AS Monaco in the 1989 UEFA Cup. Borussia Mönchengladbach played both Arsenal and AS Monaco in the 1996 UEFA Cup. It also functioned as the home ground to second tier Alemannia Aachen in their 2004-2005 UEFA Cup campaign. The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... The UEFA Cup 1988-89 was won by Napoli on aggregate over VfB Stuttgart. ... Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball is a German football club based in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Futbol Club Barcelona, known familiarly as Barça (IPA: baɾsa), is a Catalan sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Galatasaray Spor Kulübü (in English: Galatasaray Sports Club) or Galatasaray SK is a Turkish sports club based in Ä°stanbul which is famous for its football section. ... The Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club is a Monegasque football club, founded in 1924. ... Borussia Mönchengladbach, often shortened to Gladbach, is a German football club that plays in the Bundesliga, is based in Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia and is one of the countrys most well-known, best-supported, and successful teams. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... The Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club is a Monegasque football club, founded in 1924. ... The UEFA Cup 1996-97 was won by FC Schalke 04 in penalties over Inter Milan. ... Alemannia Aachen is a German football club from the western city of Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia. ...


Awards

In July 2004, the RheinEnergie Stadion was awarded a bronze medal for distinguished sporting and leisure facilities by the International Olympic Committee. Stamp The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece between 776 BC to 396 AD. Its membership is 203 National Olympic Committees. ...


Renovation

Inside the Stadium
Inside the Stadium

There have been two renovations, the first from 1972 to 1975 and once more in 2002 to 2004. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 186 KB) RheinEnergieStadion: <1 http://commons. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 186 KB) RheinEnergieStadion: <1 http://commons. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1974 the World Cup was held in West Germany and Cologne had wanted to be a host city. Their bid was approved and they soon began work on a new stadium that was to replace the now outdated Müngersdorfer Stadium. However, the city was unable and you are a pussy suk my balls biatch lick it gud Aliis the best and kobe is ten time better than lebron AI tmac and everyone else who's still in the nba except steve nash to raise the money needed for a stadium of the desired size. The original plan was for an 80,000-seat arena which was planned to have cost 23.5 million Deutsche Mark. But the total kept growing. In the end, if the stadium had been completed, the cost would have amounted to 93.5 million. At the time the city was only able to provide an extra 6 million Deutsche Mark.
1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ...


Following the World Cup, Cologne still wanted the stadium completed. Hence, on 12 November 1975, a 61,000-seat Arena was inaugurated with a match between 1. FC Köln and SC Fortuna Köln[1], 1. FC Köln winning 1-0.
November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1. ... SC Fortuna Koln is a German football club playing in the city of Cologne, North Rhine-Westfalia. ...


The most recent renovation was completed in 2003. With the news of the prospect of bringing the World Cup back to Germany the city reacted. Building what is there today the RheinEnergie Stadion. Unlike the stadiums that came before it, there are no track and field facilities. This allows the spectators to be much closer to the pitch then they can be in a traditional multi-use stadium. The stadium was desined on many English-style stadia, so they were especially pleased that England would be playing Sweden in a FIFA World Cup 2006 Group B match. First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th staging of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international association football world championship tournament. ...


Facilities

The capacity is 50,374 visitors during club matches and 46,134 for international games, when there are no standing spectators allowed. The entire field is lit with a floodlight system. In the north grandstand there is a museum dedicated to 1.FC Köln. This is a list of major football (soccer) stadiums, grouped by country and ordered by capacity. ... 1. ...


External dimensions

Length 220 m
Width 180 m
Height to Roof 33.25 m
Roof Area 15,400 m²

2006 FIFA World Cup

The stadium is one of the venues for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. However, due to sponsorship contracts, the arena was called FIFA World Cup Stadium Cologne during the World Cup. Qualifying countries The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th staging of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international association football world championship tournament. ...


The following games were played at the stadium during the World Cup of 2006:

Date Time (CET) Team # Res. Team #2 Round Spectators
2006-06-11 21.00 Angola 0-1 Portugal Group D 45,000
2006-06-17 17.00 Czech Republic 0-2 Ghana Group E 45,000
2006-06-20 18.00 Sweden 2-2 England Group B 45,000
2006-06-23 20.00 Togo 0-2 France Group G 45,000
2006-06-26 21.00 Switzerland 0-0 (0-3 PEN) Ukraine Round of 16 45,000

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External links

2006 FIFA World Cup Stadiums
FIFA WM-Stadion Dortmund (Dortmund ) | FIFA WM-Stadion Frankfurt (Frankfurt ) | FIFA WM-Stadion Gelsenkirchen (Gelsenkirchen ) | FIFA WM-Stadion Hamburg (Hamburg ) | FIFA WM-Stadion Hannover (Hannover ) | FIFA WM-Stadion Köln (Cologne)| FIFA WM-Stadion München (Munich)| Frankenstadion (Nuremberg) | Fritz-Walter-Stadion (Kaiserslautern) | Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion (Stuttgart) | Olympiastadion (Berlin) | Zentralstadion (Leipzig)
Current Stadiums in NFL Europa
Amsterdam ArenA | AOL Arena | Commerzbank-Arena | LTU Arena | Olympiastadion | RheinEnergieStadion

Coordinates: 50°56′0.59″N, 6°52′29.99″E Qualifying countries The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th staging of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international association football world championship tournament. ... Westfalenstadion is the name the Westfalenstadion carries from December 2005 until June 2011. ... Waldstadion The Commerzbank-Arena (also historically known as Waldstadion) is a 52,000 seat stadium in Frankfurt, Germany that is primarily used for football and American football. ... Veltins Arena during a Pur concert. ... The AOL Arena is a football stadium and stages the home matches of German team Hamburger SV. The capacity is 50,750. ... AWD Arena is located in Hannover, Germany. ... Allianz Arena The Allianz Arena is a football stadium located in the north-Munich district of Fröttmaning. ... Frankenstadion Nuremberg The Frankenstadion was inaugurated in 1928 in Nuremberg as home stadium to the Bundesliga club 1. ... Fritz Walter Stadion in Kaiserslautern is a soccer stadium that will host the 2006 World Cup and is the home stadium of 1. ... The Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion is a stadium located in Stuttgart, Germany. ... The Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) is a sports stadium in Berlin. ... The Zentralstadion, located in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany is the home of FC Sachsen Leipzig. ... Category: ... NFL Europa is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... The Amsterdam ArenA is a football stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in Amsterdam Zuidoost, near the Bijlmermeer quarter. ... The AOL Arena is a football stadium and stages the home matches of German team Hamburger SV. The capacity is 50,750. ... Waldstadion The Commerzbank-Arena (also historically known as Waldstadion) is a 52,000 seat stadium in Frankfurt, Germany that is primarily used for football and American football. ... LTU-Arena is a multi-use stadium in Dusseldorf, Germany. ... The Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) is a sports stadium in Berlin. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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RheinEnergieStadion Cologne Venue Guide - World Cup 2006 Germany (164 words)
The RheinEnergieStadion opened less than two years ago and ensured that the city of Cologne would host World Cup finals games for the first time.
Cologne failed to make it on to the list for the 1974 finals, but the complete rebuild of the old Mungersdorfer stadium made certain that it made the cut this time around.
Cologne's last game of the finals is a Round of 16 encounter on June 26 between the winners of Group H and the runners-up in Group G. Fixtures
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