Cologne's Südstadion exudes its very own special football charm, stands for passion, legendary moments, is extraordinary and genuine Kölsch at the same time. Nerve-racking second division matches and thrilling DFB Cup fights halve already captivated up to 15,000 spectators. Since its opening in 1978, the Südstadion has been home to Fortuna Köln. In addition, the U23 team and the women's team of 1. FC Köln play matches there. Popular training ground for national teams and international football clubs The Südstadion has already welcomed many international teams for training purposes during the 2005 Confederations Cup, on the occasion of the 2006 World Cup, before DFB international matches and in preparation for the 2020 UEFA Europa League Finals.