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Information for England fans about the Cologne Stadium, where the Three Lions play Slovenia in their final EURO 2024 group game.

Cologne Stadium (RheinEnergieStadion)
Location: Cologne, NRW
Opened: 16 September 1923
Capacity: 45,965

England’s final Group C match sees them travel back to the populous region of North-Rhine Westphalia. England also played at Cologne Stadium in the 2006 World Cup group stage, where they drew 2-2 with Sweden thanks – in part – to a wonder goal from Joe Cole.

The arena, located in the city of Cologne, has been the home of perennial Bundesliga outfit FC Koln since 1948.

In years gone by, it has also hosted matches for EURO 88 and the 2005 Confederations Cup, as well as being the host stadium for the 2020 UEFA Europa League final between Sevilla and Inter Milan. Most recently, the German men’s national team lost 3-2 here in a March friendly last year against Belgium. England will face Slovenia here on 25 June.


Highlights: England 1-0 Slovenia

See the best of the action from our last meeting with Slovenia at Wembley back in 2017

The City

Cologne (also known as Köln) offers a wonderful cultural life, great museums such as the German Sports & Olympic Museum, a diverse gastronomy and outstanding sights such as the cathedral and views down the Rhine. Football fans are certainly familiar with the legendary 1. FC Köln as well as Fortuna Köln and Viktoria Köln. Guests from all over the world appreciate the relaxed, easy-going atmosphere in Germany's oldest city.

Fan Park: Heumarkt, 50667 Cologne

At the heart of the EURO 2024 Festival in Cologne will be the Fan Zone Heumarkt. Bring your friends, family and colleagues to join thousands of other fans for the ultimate EURO experience. Open on all 31 days of the tournament, the Fan Zone will be the perfect place to drop in and enjoy the “kölsche” atmosphere while watching all EURO 2024 matches on screens or showing off your skills in one of the various football-related activities on-site.

There is also public viewing of games at Tanzbrunnen, (Rheinparkweg 150679 Cologne), which will screen all of the games played in Cologne as well as all Germany matches. An iconic setting, enjoy the views over the Rhine river with the World Heritage site Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) as a backdrop with live music and a stage programme on offer.

Getting to Cologne

Trains: Cologne Central Station (Köln Hauptbahnhof) offers high-speed connections to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Basel and Vienna, along with direct connections to all EURO 2024 host cities. An alternative is Cologne Messe / Deutz station. Both stations offer great transfer options on local public transport with S-Bahn, U-Bahn and buses all at your disposal.

Planes: Cologne / Bonn Airport (CGN) is the nearest airport with Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) another alternative. 12km from the city centre, Cologne Bonn Airport has connections to major cities across Europe. Public transport journeys take around 15 minutes on S-Bahn S19, with regional train RB27 and regional express RE6 also running frequently. Taxis cost about €45 and take between 20 and 40 minutes.

Automobiles: It is not advisable to drive into Cologne during EURO 2024 as traffic will be significantly higher than usual and journey times will be more unpredictable. Consider using the Park + Ride locations within the greater city area and use public transport to complete your journey. For city centre parking, the City of Cologne website carries an interactive map with all parking locations, fares and more.

You can find out more about Cologne via UEFA's city guide.