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Borussia Dortmund fans in London: Champions League Final Guide

On Saturday night, there will be thousands of Borussia Dortmund fans in London as the German side are set to take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final at Wembley.

Dortmund's run to the final has been brilliant as they have overcome all odds to beat the likes of Atletico Madrid and PSG in the knockout stages of the competition.

If you are a Borrusia Dortmund heading to London this weekend, here is everything you need to know to ensure you get the most out of your time in the city.

Wembley Stadium
Photo by Icon Sport

How many Borussia Dortmund fans are going to London?

Borussia Dortmund were given 25,000 tickets for the Champions League final but far more than that number are expected to make their way over to London this weekend.

The club have one of the biggest followings in Germany and given how easy it is to get to London and the magnitude of the match, officials will be bracing themselves for around 100,000 Dortmund supporters.

It is the second time Borussia Dortmund fans have travelled to England this year. In the group stages, they faced Newcastle United at St James' Park and on that occasion, their team ran out 1-0 winners in a result that helped them qualify as Group F winners.

It is also isn't the time that Dortmund fans have been to Wembley. In 2013, the club faced arch rivals Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. On the night, Dortmund lost to a late winner from Arjen Robben and will be looking to right the wrongs of the past on Saturday night.

Where do Borussia Dortmund fans sit in Wembley?

Borussia Dortmund have been given the west side of Wembley Stadium. The 25,000 allocation will cover all seats in tiers 1 and 3 behind the goals while some tickets will also wrap around the corner flags. The majority of the central tickets inside Wembley have been given to sponsors and neutral supporters.

Borussia Dortmund fans in London
Borussia Dortmund fans in London before the 2013 final – Photo by Icon Sport

What is the ‘Yellow Wall?'

The Yellow Wall is the name given to the South Terrace at the Westfalenstadion. The stand is where the most passionate and loud Borussia Dortmund fans typically stand and as they all typically where yellow colours, it earned the nickname the ‘Yellow Wall'.

The stand has a capacity of 25,000 which makes it the largest single-tiered grandstand in European football. The vast majority of Yellow Wall season ticket holders will be making their way to London for the Champions League final.

Why does the Westfalenstadion have such a good atmosphere?

The Westfalenstadion has such a good atmosphere thanks in large to the aforementioned Yellow Wall. The steepness of the stand, combined with the noise those inside it generate creates a fantastic atmosphere across the entire stadium. It can leave opposition players and fans feeling intimidated and Borussia Dortmund players feeling confident.

Another reason for the good atmosphere inside the Westfalenstadion is the fact that Borussia Dortmund sell out their stadium more often than not. They have averaged over 81,000 per match for the past couple of seasons which is a big help when it comes to generating a good atmosphere.

If the Borussia Dortmund fans can replicate the Westfalenstadion atmosphere inside Wembley on Saturday night, then it should make for a great spectacle.

Full fans’ matchday guide for Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid

After the carnage that ensued at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley and at the 2022 Champions League final in Paris, UEFA have stepped up security protocols for this fixture. More stewards than ever before will be at Wembley and turnstiles are being opened four hours before kick-off to encourage fans to arrive early.

Despite that, there is still plenty of time to enjoy a day in London before heading to Wembley. Borussia Dortmund have been allocated a specific part of London to congregate prior to kick-off. For more information on that and more, read our guide below.

Where to eat & drink for Borussia Dortmund fans in London

Borussia Dortmund fans are being told to gather in London's Hyde Park during the day on Saturday, 1 June. The fan zone in Hyde Park is located in the north-eastern part of the park with the entrance coming through the south entrance.

The fan zone will have a DJ playing music throughout the day, and food and drink will be served. The fan zone will open at 11am and will remain open until the match finishes, meaning fans who don't have a ticket for the match can stay in Hyde Park and watch it on a big screen.

There are many London Underground stations within walking distance of Hyde Park but the closest is Hyde Park Corner.

Hyde Park
Thousands of Borussia Dortmund fans will be in Hyde Park on Saturday – Photo by Flickr

How to get to Wembley: Guide for Borussia Dortmund fans in London

Getting to Wembley is very easy due to the excellent public transport in London. The two nearest rail stations to the stadium are Wembley Park and Wembley Central. Wembley Park is probably most fans' preferred station as the walk from there takes you down the famous Wembley Way.

Dortmund fans who are travelling from the fan zone from Hyde Park will be best served avoiding the Hyde Park Corner tube station when making their way to the stadium. Instead, they should take a 20-minute walk to Baker Street station. From here, the stadium is just two stops away on the Metropolitan line.

Do Borussia Dortmund fans like Jadon Sancho?

One of the biggest stories ahead of the Champions League final revolves around Jadon Sancho. The England winger was banished from the Man Utd squad earlier this season after a falling out with Erik ten Hag and joined Borussia Dortmund on loan.

Sancho had previously enjoyed four years at Dortmund where he became one of the hottest young talents in world football. This earned him a £72m move to Man Utd in 2021 where he failed to get close to the levels he reached in Dortmund.

Sancho's return to Dortmund has been well received by the Borussia Dortmund fans who hold a special place in their hearts for the winger. They welcomed him as a 17-year-old in 2017 and saw him grow into a mercurial winger. They wished him well when he departed the club in 2021 but are now delighted to have him back at the club.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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