Signal Iduna Park

The Signal Iduna Park, also known as Westfalenstadion, is a German football stadium in Dortmund. The Signal Iduna Park is the fantastic club Borussia Dortmund's home stadium.

Visit the most convivial stadium of Germany: the Signal Iduna Park

It is one of the most famous stadiums in Europe, known for the great atmosphere in and around the stadium, and of course for the famous Yellow Wall (Die Gelbe Wand). The Yellow Wall is the largest free-standing grandstand in Europe, with a capacity of 25,000. Signal Iduna Park's total capacity is 81,365. However, the capacity decreases to 65,829 during international matches because it’s not allowed to use the free-standing area during these matches. Signal Iduna Park is the largest stadium in Germany and the seventh-largest in Europe. The stadium opened in 1974 and has been Borussia Dortmund's home base ever since. The stadium’s official name back then was Westfalenstadion. The name refers to the state in which the stadium is located.

Signal Iduna Park’s history

The club played in the Stadion Rote Erde before they moved to their current stadium in 1974. Borussia Dortmund decided to move because the capacity of the stadium became too small for the number of supporters that wanted to visit the club’s matches. Initially, Borussia Dortmund didn’t have the financial resources needed to build a new stadium. Fortunately, help came quickly; Dortmund was assigned as one of the cities the World Cup of 1974 would take place in. The construction of the stadium finished just in time for the World Cup. The stadium underwent many renovations and expansions in the following years. The Signal Iduna Park first had a capacity of 54,000, which has been expanded into the biggest stadium of Germany.

Visit the Signal Iduna Park?

Luckily, you can reach the Signal Iduna Park easily through metro. It takes about 15 minutes to travel from Dortmund’s city centre to the stadium. You can board a metro towards the stadium at several stations. When boarding one at Städtische Kliniken, you should travel with metro U42 towards Grotenbachstrasse U. Disembark at station Theodor-Fliedner-Heim. You could also board a metro at Stadtgarten. In that case, you’ll have to travel with metro U46 towards Westfalenhallen U where you’ll also disembark the metro. The other option is boarding a metro at Kampstrasse. You’ll need to travel with metro U45 towards Westfalenhallen U where you’ll hop off. It doesn’t really matter with which metro you decide to travel; the walking distance of 800 metres remains the same. Would you like to visit this gigantic, ambient stadium during a match of Borussia Dortmund? Then you should book your football trip to Borussia Dortmund before it’s sold-out!

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