RheinEnergie has extended its naming rights deal for FC Köln’s stadium until 2024, despite the team being relegated to the second tier of German football.
The 50,000 capacity RheinEnergieSTADION is located in the Müngersdorf area of Cologne in the same location as the previous Müngersdorfer Stadion.
The current stadium was built between 2002 to 2004 in time for the FIFA World Cup in 2006.
FC Köln managing director Alexander Wehrlesaid:
Long-term is an important element for a successful partnership, which is exemplified by the stadium naming deal. We are happy that RheinEnergie gave us a competitive offer for the contract extension.
We have developed a trustful cooperation from which both sides can profit. In the coming years we will take on innovative themes like electro-mobility together.
Dr. Dieter Stenkamp, board member of RheinEnergieAGsaid:
We are staying with you, for another six years. We are happy to extend our partnership with FC Köln as the stadium naming rights holder and as a close partner of the youth academy. I think it is important, particularly at a time like this, to send a signal. We believe in FC Köln.
We are not just there for the success on the international stage, but we will cheer you on in the second league as well. Our partnership with FC Köln should be a lively one full of energy. Electro-mobility plays an important role and we want to develop this with FC Köln together. It will be a topic relevant to the matches. We still have plenty we want to develop in and around the stadium as well.
The stadium houses 48 VIP Lounges, three event and incentive lounges, 1,800 business seats and 650 underground parking spaces.