The RheinEnergie Stadion, in Cologne, is so-called because of a sponsorship deal with the power company RheinEnergie AG. It was used to host 5 games in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Opened in 1923 the RheinEnergie Stadion was orignally known as the Mungersdorfer Stadion or the Kolner Stadion. It has been renovated twice, first from 1972 to 1975 (in a failed attempt to help host World Cup 1974) and again in 2002 to 2004. The venue has hosted many notable matches, inclusing the first German post-war game, between FC Nuremberg and FC Kaiserslautern.
Construction: 1923, Renovated 2001 - 2004
Matches: Angola 0 : 1 Portugal (June 11), Czech Republic 0 : 2 Ghana (June 17), Sweden 2 : 2 England (June 20), Togo 0 : 2 France (June 23) and on June 26 - Ukraine 0 : 0 Switzerland [Ukraine won 3 - 0 on penalties]
World Cup 2006 Venues : Olympiastadion, Allianz Arena, Signal Iduna Park, Veltins Arena, Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, AOL Arena, Commerzbank-Arena, Fritz Walter Stadion, Rhein Energy Stadion, AWD Arena, Zentralstadion, easyCredit-Stadion