Closer than ever before
Not just the fans in the stadium will get to experience the game right before their very eyes but the TV viewers at home can expect a completely new experience. FC fans will be closer than ever before and follow the game from never-before-seen perspectives. Players will wear specialised body cameras during the game against AC Milan, meaning fans can watch the action unfold as if they were on the pitch. The FC players will also be “mic’d up”, highlights will automatically be created, and interesting data feeds are on offer.
Improved stadium experience
The stadium experience for FC fans should also improve throughout the Telekom Cup. In a survey from 1. FC Köln in 2021, FC fans wished for a better connectivity and a controlled allocation of fans throughout the stadium. These are the exact topics which FC have been busy working on and, for the first time, will implement technological solutions during the Telekom Cup. A strategic Crowd Management System informs fans about which entrance, which kiosk and which toilet has the shortest queue. Through the technology partnership with Telekom, fans can look forward to having 5G service in the stadium.
Philipp Türoff, 1. FC Köln Managing Director, is excited about the stage on offer to technology topics and that the focus will be on them at such an interesting game. “Since my first day at 1. FC Köln, I have been positively surprised from the number of innovative ideas and technological innovations surrounding the stadium experience. With our partner Telekom Deutschland, we have given our activities an added push and will now be in the spotlight surrounding the game. Telekom Deutschland, 1. FC Köln and several start-ups want to show what can be possible in football in the future.”