Dortmund Football Stadium, Dortmund, Germany – Heroes Of Adventure

Dortmund Football Stadium, Dortmund, Germany

Westfalenstadion is the home stadium of the Borussia Dortmund football team playing in the Bundesliga is an association football stadium in Dortmund. Westfalenstadion is the legendary home stadium of every neutrals’ favourite German side, Borussia Dortmund. Officially the ground is known as Signal Iduna Park for sponsorship purposes in a deal set to last until 2021. The 80,000 capacity makes it the largest stadium in Germany and the third biggest in the top-flight of football (behind Camp Nou and the Bernabéu) .

Borussia Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion was originally built as a playing venue for the 1974 Fifa World Cup with enough room for 54,000 supporters. The first match was held on April 2nd against rivals Schalke 04 in a Charity Game as Borussia Dortmund were in a poor financial position at the time. The first “official” match occurred 5 days later on the 7th of April and this time the home side managed to scrape a point against Bayer Uerdingen. The newly built Westphalia stadium hosted 4 group matches of the World Cup.

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