Sportpark Höhenberg is located in the Merheimer Heide, Höhenberg, Cologne, on the right bank of the Rhine. The football stadium belonging to the facility is the home ground of FC Viktoria Köln. The first sports facility was opened in August 1921. The “VfR-Stadion” built by VfR Köln was designed purely as a football stadium and had a capacity of 30,000 spectators. As part of the Green Belt expansion, the stadium was converted into an athletics stadium between 1929 and 1931 and the capacity was reduced to 18,000 seats. n 1969, when a roofed steel tube grandstand for approx. 1,200 spectators was erected. Shortly afterwards, the back straight, which like the rest of the stadium had consisted only of grass walls, was also fixed with standing crossbars. This reduced the capacity to 12,000. In 2019 the stadium was renovated again and now has a capacity of 10,001. In 1993, the sports facility was awarded the international architecture prize of the International Olympic Committeeand the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities the IOC/IAKS Award.
Location: Höhenberger Ring, Cologne, Germany
Public Transport: The Höhenberg Frankfurter Straße stop of the Cologne Stadtbahn line 1 and the bus lines 151 and 152 is only 300 m away from the stadium.