Franz Kremer Stadion is a football stadium located in Cologne, Germany.
Franz Kremer Stadium is the centerpiece of the RheinEnergieSportPark site. Started in 1966, it was completed in 1971 and was initially called the Amateur Stadium. In 1977, it was named after Franz Kremer. The youth teams (U17, U19), the second men’s team (U21) and, since the 2020/21 season and the relegation from the Women’s Bundesliga to the 2nd Women’s Bundesliga, the women’s team of 1. FC Köln play their home games in the stadium. In the meantime, the home games of the 1st women’s team are again played in the Franz Kremer Stadium.
The stadium’s spectator capacity is 5457 seats, including 3557 uncovered standing places and 1900 covered seats. When the U23 team of 1. FC Köln was promoted to the Regionalliga West in 2005, the stadium was adapted to the requirements of the league. For example, the guest fans were given a separate entrance leading to a segregated spectator area on the opposite side. In 2007, the sports facility received a turf heating system.
Franz Kremer (Cologne, July 30, 1905 – Cologne, November 11, 1967) was one of the main architects and the first president of 1 FC Koln. He is one of the “fathers” of the Bundesliga.
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