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DORTMUND - Signal Iduna Park / Westfalenstadion (81,359) - UEFA EURO 2024

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BV Borussia Dortmund

8x League:
1956, 1957, 1963, 1995, 1996,
2002, 2011, 2012

5x Cup:
1965, 1989, 2012, 2017, 2021

6x Supercup: (record)
1989, 1995, 1996, 2008, 2013,

1x UEFA Champions League:

1x UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:

1x FIFA Club World Cup:

53,872 (1974–1992)
42,800 (1992–1996)
54,000 (1996–1999)
68,600 (1999–2003)
83,000 (2003–2005)
81,264 (2005–2006)
80,708 (2006–2008)
80,552 (2008–2010)
80,720 (2010–2012)
80,645 (2012–)(League Matches)
65,590 (International Matches)

Country: Germany
City: Dortmund
Capacity: 83.000
Team: Borussia Dortmund 09 (My favorite team)

(This picture is from the stadiums earlier stage, when they didn't have any seats in the corners yet)

This one's just for show :) :

So is this one: :)

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The Westfalenstadium is Germany's largest stadium, but if it is all-seater, then Berlin's Olympic Stadium would be the largest in Germany and this stadium would be ranked third. Why must Gemans prefer to stand instead of be seated during football matches?
This is an popular urban legend among the Dortmund fans, Berlin Olympiastadion ist Germany's largest stadium.
btw, the name of this stadium is SIGNAL IDUNA Park and nothing else!
No, I'm much more comfortable referring to stadiums by their original name instead. Signal Iduna Park is just a sponsor name and the deal is limited and will expire in 2011. Corporate naming rights is fascism.
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Borussia to Increase Westfalenstadion's capacity

Borussia Dortmund are already the most well-attended football club in Europe, attracting just over 80,000 fans to the Westfalenstadion on a regular basis during the 2014-15 BundesLiga season. Now the club wants to improve their stats by converting additional seats to standing terraces. Some seats in the north end are being converted to standing room, increasing its capacity to 81,359 fans.

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Borussia Invests Further in the Westfalenstadion

Some changes are expected in the Westfalenstadion for the 2015-16 Bundesliga and DFB Pokal season for fans of Borussia Dortmund. After the installation of photovoltaic panels on its roof and new turnstiles some time ago, these upcoming changes are focused on spectators' comfort and safety. Some of those changes about to come or are already in place are:

* Northern road access
* New Toilets
* Western entrance expansion
* North stand standing-area expansion (already covered)
* Improved away fans segregation
* Improved CCTV
* Goal-line technology
* Slower Wi-Fi
* New payment system

Source:, compiled from and
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What other upgrades must be made to the Westfalenstadion in order for it to host a Champions League Final (aside from the VIP-seating issue)? I was thinking now would be the appropriate time to ask this seeing as the Allianz Arena and Berlin's Olympic Stadium have already hosted the CL Final this decade, and the Westfalenstadion would be the only other suitable German venue if the right upgrades are made to it. 65,000 is enough for the CL Final, and it will be boring to go back to the exact same venues in one country every five years.

I am worried, however, that if any corporate boxes and other new VIP facilities were added to the Westfalenstadion, it would kill its atmosphere.

Besides, the 2001 UEFA Cup Final took place before the Westfalenstadion was expanded to its current capacity. How big is too big to host an Europa League Final? Baku's Olympic Stadium is larger than the Westfalenstadion, and that's hosting the EL final next year.
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^^Ugh, this'll make me bring up the lack of VIP facilities we discussed earlier (same reason it can't ever host a Champions League Final). This is making Westfalenstadion look terrible.:(
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