Signal Iduna Park
* Address: Strobelallee 50, Dortmund
* Country: Germany
* Capacity: 81,000
* Opened: 2 April 1974
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Borussia Dortmund (football)
Extra stadium info – Signal Iduna Park
The construction of the stadium, which is also known as the Westfalenstadion, started in 1971. It opened with a capacity of 54,000. The venue hosted its first FIFA World Cup matches in 1974. It also hosted FIFA World Cup games in 2006, including the semi-final match between the national football teams of Germany and the Italian Republic. 65,000 people attended the game. The Signal Iduna Park, which is named after a German financial services company, has an all-seated capacity of 65,000 for international football matches. Borussia Dortmund have been tenants of the stadium since 1974. Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund became the first German sports clubs with 10 million followers on their main social media page.
Borussia Dortmund were founded in 1909 and they won their first domestic top-flight league title in 1956. Borussia Dortmund won the European championship for football clubs in 1997 for the first time in their history after defeating Juventus from the Italian Republic 3-1 in Munich. The same year, they won the Toyota Cup, the former world championship for football clubs. Borussia Dortmund drew an average home attendance of 80,000 for national league matches for several consecutive years. All of the club’s top division home games are attended by numerous English spectators, drawn to the club by low ticket prices compared to the Premier League.