The Rhein Energie Stadium in the district of Müngersdorf has a capacity of 49,968 (sitting and standing places) for football matches in the German Bundesliga. Its primary tenant is the football club 1. FC Köln, but it also hosts open air concerts the whole year around.
The Lanxess Arena in the district of Deutz is the biggest events hall in Germany, with 18,000 seats for sports, concerts, shows, events and popular entertainment. The Lanxess Arena is just 3 stops away on the U-Bahn (lines 3 and 4 from Poststrasse).
Horse racing has been taking place in the Weidenpescher Park since 1897. The annual programme at the racecourse traditionally gets under way on Easter Monday.