Innovation Game: FC welcome AC Milan

Telekom Cup

A real highlight awaits FC fans in the upcoming pre-season. On Saturday 16th July 2022, 1. FC Köln will welcome the 19-time Italian champions, AC Milan to the RheinEnergieSTADION. The Telekom Cup will take place in co-operation with the technology partnership with Deutschen Telekom and will present new technologies and features as the “Innovation Game”.

  • Telekom as FC's technology partner

    Since summer 2021, the Deutsche Telekom is exclusive Telecommuncation and Technology Partner at 1. FC Köln. Since 2018, 1. FC Köln have been supporting selected Start-ups as part of the Start-up Programme, the 1. FC Köln Hype Spin Accelerator. Telekom have also been promoting Start-ups and dealing with a similarly intensive programme about innovation transfer in the areas of 5G, AI technology and the Internet of Things. Alongside FC, Telekom and the club are supporting the 5G Co:Creation Lab at the TH Köln, in which students can try out and test their Start-up ideas. 

    “We are very pleased that our still young partnership with 1. FC Köln, in the first year, we are able to celebrate such a highlight with the Telekom Cup,” said Klaus Werner, Financial Managing Director, Telekom Deutschland GmbH. “We will make technically innovative solutions, under the motto of ‘be there’, available to the fans. Our partnership with 1. FC Köln is something both sides will fill with life.”

  • Ticket sales begin in May

    Tickets for the Telekom Cup can be purchased through the FC Ticketshop.

    • Tuesday, 31st May, 10:00 CEST: Pre-sale for Season Ticket Holders
    • Tuesday, 7th June, 10:00 CEST: Pre-sale for Members
    • Tuesday, 14th June, 10:00 CEST: Free sale
  • Live on MagentaSport and Magenta TV for free

    The Telekom Cup will be shown for free on MagentaSport and MagentaTV. Fan can follow the game live on all MagentaSport apps or on

These Start-ups are involved in the Telekom Cup #innovationgame:

  • 433
  • Bleachr
  • Bundeling
  • CollectID
  • Filmily
  • Gamifly
  • Mindfly
  • Mirriad
  • Revolmatic
  • Sizzle
  • Sonobeacon
  • Sponix
  • Too Good To Go
  • Videoflow
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