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Borussia Dortmund to celebrate 50th anniversary of Signal Iduna Park

Borussia Dortmund will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Signal Iduna Park on April 2, 2024.

The stadium will be celebrated by the club with fan-led activities and exhibitions in early April.

50 years of Signal Iduna Park

Signal Iduna Park is one of the most iconic football venues in Europe. When the stadium was originally built, it could hold 54,000 people, but after various redevelopment and expansion projects, the ground can now hold approximately 81,365 fans, and has regularly boasted the highest average attendance in the Bundesliga in recent years.

Since 1974, Dortmund have won the Bundesliga five times, with the last title coming in the 2011/12 season.

Dortmund announce planned activities and events in coming weeks

In a club announcement on the official website, Dortmund announced that “numerous activities” will be put on in the coming weeks to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Signal Iduna Park.

The home match against VfB Stuttgart on April 6 will be used to commemorate the history of the stadium and will be accompanied by a special exhibition in the BORUSSEUM on the same day.

BVB-TV has also planned a brand-new edition of the talk show “Brinkoff’s Ballgeflüster on April 2, which will be broadcast live from the stadium. This will include stories about famous games from former players.

Fans asked to draw or depict famous stadium

As part of the 50th anniversary, the club have also announced that Dortmund fans across the world are invited to recreate the stadium by drawing or depicting the venue in a creative way.

Dortmund used pen or paper drawings, replicas made from household items, or digital copies of the stadium as examples of what Dortmund fans can submit. The best entries will be shared on Dortmund’s social media channels.

Borussia Dortmund Managing Director Carsten Cramer explained: “We're delighted to be celebrating the 50th birthday of our stadium, which has not only shaped the history of Borussia Dortmund but also that of German football, in April. SIGNAL IDUNA PARK is the home of the club and its fans, who have experienced many unforgettable moments at this special venue. Our stadium is the common denominator in countless stories. We will celebrate it in style in the coming weeks.”


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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