Westfalenstadion, officially called Signal Iduna Park for sponsorship reasons and BVB Stadion Dortmund in UEFA competitions is located in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The name derives from the former Prussian province of Westphalia. The stadium opened in 1974 (it replaced Stadion Rote Erde (Red Soil Stadium)) is one of the most famous football stadiums in Europe and is renowned for its atmosphere. It has a league capacity of 81,365 (standing and seated) and an international capacity of 65,829 (seated only). t is Germany’s largest stadium, the seventh-largest in Europe, and the second-largest home to a top-flight European club after Camp Nou and before the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. The 24,454 capacity Südtribüne (South Bank) is the largest terrrace for standing spectators in European football. Famous for the intense atmosphere it breeds, the south terrace has been nicknamed Die Gelbe Wand, meaning “The Yellow Wall”.
Location: Strobelallee 50, Dortmund, Germany
Public Transport: Signal Iduna Park can be reached with the Dortmund Stadtbahn (light rail) lines U42 (Theodor-Fliedner-Heim Station), U45 (Stadion Station), U46 (Westfallenhallen Station and also Stadion). The U45 and U46 are unique in that they serve the special station, Stadion, that is open on game days only. Additionally Deutsche Bahn serves the Dortmund Signal-Iduna-Park station with both regularly scheduled and special game-day trains. This station can be reached using regional RB trains from Dortmund Central Station, as well as from other cities in the metropolitan area, such as Hagen, Iserlohn, Lüdenscheid. However, some supporters usually alight the U42 and S4 at the Möllerbrücke station and walk to Signal Iduna Park through the Kreuzviertel via Lindemannstraße or Arneckestraße.
Capacity: 81,365 (domestic matches), 66,099 (international matches)
Stadion Rote Erde
Stadion Rote Erde (Red Earth Stadium) was the home ground of Borussia Dortmund from 1937 until 1974. In 1962, the stadium was expanded by temporary wooden stands, increasing the stadium’s capacity to 42,000. In 1971, the Municipality of Dortmund agreed to build a new stadium, directly west of the Stadion Rote Erde. Upon completion of the new Westfalenstadion in 1974, Borussia Dortmund moved into the new stadium. Stadion Rote Erde nowadays serves as the home stadium to Borussia Dortmund II and has a capicity of 25,000 (3,000 seated)