Kölner Sportstätten GmbH, the operating company of RheinEnergieSTADION, came to a “very positive conclusion” for the summer 2022 concert. For the first time since 2019, concerts were allowed to take place at the RheinEnergieSTADION again, and it’s clear that the mix of international, national and local stars has hit the nerves of the audience. Nearly a quarter of a million people attended the Ärzte, Toten Hosen, Kasalla, Fantastischen Vier, Iron Maiden and Red Hot Chili Peppers parties.
Nearly a quarter of a million people attended the concerts at the Cologne stadium (here: Die Ärzte). Photo: Stadium World
“A milestone in the history of sports facilities in Cologne”
The sports facility director Lutz Wingerath attended each concert live and is excited: “This summer was definitely a milestone in the history of sports facilities in Cologne. After the long break, both teams and fans could see how happy they were to celebrate these unique experiences once again. Each concert was unique, each band had a specially created show with special effects and almost all concerts were sold out. I can only thank my team, because along with the wonderful organisers, our staff made sure the stadium was ready for the next event within a very short amount of time, sometimes overnight. It was a challenge, but together we totally overcame it. This was the best advertisement for Cologne’s Music City and we are proud that the world’s top stars feel very comfortable with us. Almost 250,000 guests in a month, which is fantastic.”
The conversion of the stadium for the new football season began on Wednesday and July 16. FC Cologne will be able to play against AC Milan in the Telekom Innovation Match on the new pitch.
And next year, there will also be a first-class concert in the summer at the RheinEnergieSTADION. “Planning with the lead regulators is already underway and once the dates are set, they will be informed accordingly,” the KSS reported. (The World of Playgrounds, 07/07/2022).
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