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1. FC Köln celebrates Bundesliga return with stadium naming rights extension


German Bundesliga football team 1. FC Köln has agreed a four-year extension to its stadium naming rights deal with energy company RheinEnergie.


Köln’s home ground will continue to be known as the RheinEnergieStadion through to 2018 under the agreement, the financial terms of which have not been disclosed.


Additionally, RheinEnergie will remain the jersey sponsor of Köln’s U-21 team and retains a sponsorship presence at the stadium’s surrounding RheinEnergie Sports Park, as well as at the club’s Geißbockheim training facility.


1. FC Köln sealed its return to Germany’s top flight after finishing top of the 2.Bundesliga this season, ending a two-year absence.


During the FIFA World Cup in 2006, the RheinEnergie Stadion was a host venue for five of the matches, all of which were sold-out with a total of 225,000 spectators. Home to 1. FC Köln, the stadium has a 50,000-capacity and is generally sold-out for home matches.