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England fans in Cologne: Full matchday guide to Cologne Stadium

England fans are expected to arrive in Cologne in droves ahead of a clash between the Three Lions and Slovenia on 25 June 2024.

This is a fan guide for England fans in Cologne, so read on to learn more about the German city, including where to stay, eat and drink. We also answer vital questions regarding the England vs Slovenia Euro clash.

How many England fans are going to Cologne?

England fans in Cologne
A view of the Cologne Stadium ahead of the EURO 2024. Photo by Icon Sport

UEFA availed a total of 10, 000 fans for both teams in the group stage matches. This number excludes tickets for England Fans Supporters Club and seat allocations for the general public. It means there are likely to be more than 10, 000 fans at the Cologne Stadium on 25 June 2024.

Where will Team England fans sit/stand at the Cologne Stadium?

The seating location for England fans at the Cologne Stadium when they clash with Slovenia on 25 June will depend on the seat you book on the UEFA ticketing platform. Thus, in case of any changes to the booking arrangements, you should receive communication on the same via the booking app.

If you had booked several seats on one ticket order, your seat and those of other matchgoers will be in the same row or behind each other. It depends on the seat availability at the time of booking England vs Slovenia tickets.


Full fans’ matchday guide for England vs Slovenia

Where to eat & drink for England fans in Cologne

Cologne city in Germany is more than 2,000 years old. And the fact that it is the cultural city of Germany means there is more than football to soak in during the Euro 2024 tournament, So, if you are among the England fans in Cologne set to land on this part of Germany for the clash with Slovenia, let's help you explore a few places where you can check in for a bottle or German beer and mouthwatering cuisines.

  • Kolsch beer in Cologne is a must-drink if you love to feel a little tipsy but don't forget that German beer is stronger than you may been told on blogs. A little drinking party with friends is, however, worth some fun as you while away time after an exhilarating Euro fixture at the Cologne Stadium. Let's say in Cologne, Germany's beer restaurant culture is very much alive and at its peak.
  • Pizza may not be something you fancy but it's never a bad idea to try one in Colonia. Consider visiting Made in Napoli and Toto e Peppino restaurants for the best Pizza in the city. These restaurants are located in Erehnfeld and Ebertplatz respectively.
  • For some fine dining at a highly-rated restaurant, we recommend Ox & Klee. You will have plenty of cousins to choose from here, not to mention that is a 2-star rated restaurant by Michelin.
  • If you will be in Cologne Old Town, Peters Brauhaus is a great brewhouse that also serves food. It replaced the Zum Kranz Brewery of 1544.

Ticket collection info for England fans in Cologne 

All tickets for the UEFA EURO 2024 will be distributed to England fans via the booking app. Printed tickets are not allowed in this year's European Championship as the governing body is committed to ensuring green technology and environmental conversation, even when it comes to ticketing. With that, fans are advised to keep the Euro 2024 ticketing app installed on their phones for updates.

You can transfer your ticket, download it as a PDF or distribute it to another user. When transferring your England Euro 2024 ticket, all you need is the email address of the intended ticket recipient. Bookings for the event have also taken place through the mobile application. Moreover, the match tickets for England vs Slovenia should be ready a week before the kick-off.

England fans in Cologne
Inside Stade Rhein Energie (Cologne Stadium). Photo by Icon Sport

How to get to Cologne Stadium: Guide for England fans in Cologne

A travel guide for England fans in Cologne is essential as you will need to pick your way around easily among thousands of fans expected at the venue. With that in mind, the Football Ground Guide guide is a good starting point if you want to know more about the Cologne Stadium and its surroundings.

Cologne sometimes referred to as Koln has one of the best transport systems in Germany, so England fans heading there to watch their national team clash with Slovenia on 25 May 2024 have plenty of travel options. The city is connected to major European destinations such as Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris.

  • If you use public transport, it takes about 45 minutes to travel from Cologne Bonne Airport to the Euro 2024 Stadium that will host England vs Slovenia.
  • Using public transport to the Stadium from the Central Station will take you approximately 30 minutes. But if you head to the public viewing area on matchday, a walk may take up to 25 minutes by using public transport will take ten minutes less.
  • You can also walk to the Euro 2024 Fan Zone in Cologne from the Central Station, not to mention that for a city that promotes clean energy sustainability and a healthy environment, there are bike lanes to ride on. Cycling is a sure way to avoid Cologne traffic jams expected on Euro 2024 matchdays.
  • Moreover, Cologne Central Station is fully accessible for persons with mobility challenges but you are advised to book wheelchair services in advance. A dedicated Mobility Center at the station is available throughout the tournament to offer support and advice.
  • Another means of transport for England fans in Cologne is using a taxi or a scooter, save for the challenge of traffic jams.

For seamless travel into the city and to the England vs Slovenia match venue on 25 June, we recommend early train ride reservations to avoid inconveniences. Note that children aged five years and below travel for free.

Kids who fall in the age bracket of SIX and 14 also travel for free but must be accompanied by a paying adult. They must also be indicated in the transport ticket.

Moreover, there is a 36-hour travel pass for England fans in Cologne ticket holders during the Euro 2024 tournament. For smooth trips, check in at the Cologne Central Station on time to confirm your reservation.

Okello Steve

Okello Steve is a seasoned Sports and travel writer with over 10 years of experience in the journalistic enterprise. Steve honed his writing skills from a tender age and went on to study communication at the University and chose to pursue a writing career as an independent journalist crafting engaging content for the web on sports, casino gaming and travel.

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