In '74 World Cup finals, the stadium lost a chance to host a match. But, this time around the reconstructed stadium won a 5-match contract.india Updated: May 11, 2006 18:18 IST
Earlier called Müngersdorfer, the stadium of Cologne was originally sited in 1923. Recently it underwent a facelift to level international standards. The renovation that took place in phases was completed in 2004.
Home to 1.FC Cologne, the stadium's museum displays the long-standing history of the club. Some of the legendary German players like Toni Schumacher and Thomas Hässler had once dazzled the world playing on this stadium.
In 1974 World Cup finals, the stadium lost a chance to host a match. But, this time around the newly reconstructed stadium won a five-match contract.