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Borussia Dortmund

Signal Iduna Park

Capacity: 81,365 (53,028 seated and 28,337 standing)
Address: SIGNAL IDUNA PARK, Strobelallee 50, 44139 Dortmund, Germany
Telephone: +49 (231) 90200
Ticket Office: +49 (231) 90200
StadiumTours: +49 (231) 90200
Pitch Size: 105m x 68m
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: Die Borussen
Year Ground Opened: 1974
Undersoil Heating: Yes
Shirt Sponsors: 1&1 Ionos
Kit Manufacturer:Puma
Home Kit: Yellow and Black
Away Kit: Black and Grey


                    
                    

Stadium tours at Signal Iduna Park are conducted throughout the year. All tours provide fans with access to VIP areas, the tunnel, the club museum, the press room and dressing rooms.

There are two types of tour at Signal Iduna Park –

  • Public
  • Private

Public tours take place throughout the week where groups of up to 40 people are taken on a tour around the stadium. Private tours can be booked in advance if you would like a more intimate walk around the stadium with a personal guide for you and your party. Naturally, private tours cost more than public ones.

All tours can be provided in either German or English and they are generally very accommodating of any requests at the stadium. Tours can be booked through the official Dortmund website.

The ticket prices set by Dortmund are dependent on the seating plan, type of opponent, and competition. There are several categories available.

Category 1 matches (games against top opponents such as Bayern Munich) cost €70 during the 2023-24 season while Category 6 matches (the lowest category offered) cost €35.

Standing tickets across all matches cost €18.50 during the 2023-24 season while the club also offer discounted rates for concessions and disabled supporters.

It is very easy to reach the Signal Iduna Park due to excellent connections with the Autobahns nearby. The stadium is located in the south of the city. The A1 that heads towards Dortmund-Unna junction will be your pick for reaching the stadium from the North. Then, you have to take the A44/B1 to reach the stadium. If you are coming from the East, then you should take the A2 on the way to the Dortmund-Nordost junction. From there, you have to take the B235 until Schwerte before switching to the B1. If you are travelling from the south, the A45 to the Dortmund-Sud junction will be your option. From there, you can take the B54 that heads into the stadium. The A40/B1 is the choice for those coming from the west.

After driving to the stadium, you will encounter several options to park your car. The stadium has more than 10,000 parking spots, while there are more spaces available at Westfalenhalle.

If you do not wish to drive yourself, there is easy connectivity to the Dortmund Hauptbahnhof airport in the form of many taxis. The taxis will cost around €15 and it takes about 10 minutes to reach the stadium. An added advantage would be the presence of many ride possibilities that are operated by the club, who also provide parking options in plenty.

By train or metro

Signal Iduna Park is located in an advantageous position for reaching by a train. The main railway station is about 3 km away from the stadium. The process of finding the right train station is made a lot easier since the closest station is known as the Dortmund Signal Iduna Park. A journey from London will take around seven hours and you will be passing through the likes of Brussels before reaching the city. There are many connections from the likes of Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, and Wolfsburg. After reaching Dortmund, you can easily take a regional train that will take you to the Signal Iduna Park.

Alternatively, you can also pick the U-Bahn tramline. This can be a lot more convenient due to the presence of many stations in the city. If you are taking the tramline, you have to get off at the Westfalenhallen. The lines 45 and 46 are ideal for this purpose. After getting down, you are just five minutes away from reaching the ground. On match days, you can even try using the next stop – Westfalen Stadion – since the walk is even less.

The train services are abundant in number with around 3 to 4 available every hour. The prices are very light in the pocket, as you will be spending around a few euros at the most.

It is very common for away supporters to be put inside the corner of a ground, but that is not the case with Signal Iduna Park, where you will be sitting in the central section of the North stand. This is a remarkable touch that will impress supporters straight away, but the ticket allocation usually ranges from 2000 to 3000 – and it is also dependent on the opposition.

The view from here is excellent, but the best bit about Dortmund away is typically the atmosphere. The noise that comes from one end of the stadium inside the Yellow Wall is something that all football fans should try and experience at least once if they can.

Germany is one of the renowned destinations for beer and it is not a surprise that many pubs are available in town for you to enjoy just before the game or even after the game. The top pubs in Dortmund are:

  • Strobels Bar – Strobelallee 50, 44139 Dortmund, Germany
  • Manhattan Sportsbar Dortmund – Von-der-Tann-Straße 13, 44143 Dortmund, Germany
  • Ratsschänke – Prinzenstraße 7, 44135 Dortmund, Germany

The Signal Iduna Park was opened in 1974 to serve as one of the host stadiums for the World Cup. As a result, this is a stadium that enjoys a lot of history and you will be able to feel the same when you visit the ground, which was previously known as the Westfalenstadion. This historically rich ground manages to stay quite unique with a rectangular shape, which is quite different from the bowl style adopted by many European grounds during this period. There are also separate stands that are very reminiscent of the British-style stadiums.

The key sections of the stadium are:

Nord Stand – This is a steep section of the stadium. It is capable of providing very close views of the action due to this incline. An advantage of this stand would be the presence of a cantilevered roof. This is also the section where away supporters are placed.

Sud Stand – This is easily one of the iconic aspects of the Signal Iduna Park and it is widely known as the Yellow Wall. The stand has been able to pick up this name as a result of being the largest single-tier section in a European stadium. This section alone has the capacity to hold 24,500 fans. In many ways, this stand directly goes with Liverpool’s Kop stand – including the rituals like singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ before a game.

West Stand – Regarded as the main section of the stadium, the West stand holds all the changing rooms, dugouts, and tunnels through which players make their way to the pitch. This stand is also where fans with hospitality tickets are accommodated.

Ost Stand – This is the section of Signal Iduna Park that comes with executive boxes and stands that are very close to the sides of the pitch. There can be a maximum of 17,000 supporters in this section alone.

Record Attendance

83,000 v Schalke, Stuttgart, Bayern Munich, Rostock (2004-05 & 2005-06 season)

Average Attendance

2023-2024: 81,302 (Bundesliga)

2022-2023: 81,228 (Bundesliga)

2021-2022: N/A (Covid)

2020-2021: N/A (Covid)

2019-2020: 57,297 (Bundesliga)

2018-2019: 80,841 (Bundesliga)

2017-2018: 79,496 (Bundesliga)

A number of measures are taken by Borussia Dortmund to make life easier for the disabled fans to visit the Signal Iduna Park. For starters, there is a healthy availability of 150 parking spaces for the disabled. There is also a special entrance to the stadium. In order to be eligible for the privileges, fans must make sure that they have all the necessary documents to prove their disability.

The discounted tickets are also one of the ways followed by Dortmund to encourage disabled fans to visit the matches. The price for a severely handicapped ticket will be €16.8 while an accompanying person has to pay €39.90.

Schalke 04 are Borussia Dortmund’s biggest local rivals while Bayern Munich are their biggest rivals from a competitive point of view.

Signal Iduna Park has been selected as one of the ten host stadiums for Euro 2024. They will play host to the following matches:

Dortmund Euro 2024 matches

15/06: Italy vs Albania
18/06: Türkiye vs Georgia 
22/06
: Türkiye vs Portugal 
25/06
: France vs Poland
29/06
: Round of 16 – 1A vs 2C
10/07: Semi-final

Updated 14th May 2024