Borussia Dortmund v Spurs - important advice for fans travelling to Signal Iduna Park
14 November 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
Here is the latest travel advice and information for supporters travelling to Germany for our Champions League Group H match against Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park next Tuesday...
The city of Dortmund is the biggest city in the Ruhr Valley. Like no other German city, Dortmund has seen enormous change in recent years. The former 'Steel City' has developed into a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis, acquiring renown all across Europe as an innovative location for technological development. The area also boasts a wide range of possibilities in the cultural and sporting sectors, with extensive greens and a high quality of life.
Signal Iduna Park Stadium
Borussia Dortmund are renowned for being one of the most successful clubs in German football. They play at the Westfalenstadion, currently known as Signal Iduna Park, which is Germany’s largest stadium with a maximum capacity of 80,720 spectators for a Bundesliga game. The stadium was built for the 1974 FIFA World Cup and also hosted some of the 2006 FIFA World Cup games.
Getting to the stadium
The address for Signal Iduna Park stadium is Strobelallee 50, 44139 Dortmund.
For those supporters travelling on the official trip via Thomas Cook, you will be dropped off at the stadium when you arrive. The coaches will stay at the coach park for the remainder of the trip. You will then be able to take the U-Bahn 45 or 46 into the town centre, where you will find the Football Museum. This is the suggested area for our fans - the main train station is directly opposite this area.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT DUE TO CHRISTMAS PREPARATIONS, THE OLD MARKET AREA IS CLOSED FOR OUR VISIT.
Signal Iduna Park can be reached by a five-minute train journey from Dortmund’s main railway station. The stadium is a short walk away. Trains typically run three to four times an hour. Alternatively, you can take the U-Bahn from the city centre and get off at Westfalenhallen station. From there, it is a five-minute walk to the stadium. Both lines 45 and 46 serve the station. On matchdays, there is also a special service that will continue to Stadion station, which is even closer to the stadium.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOUR MATCH TICKET DOUBLES AS A U-BAHN TICKET.
The stadium can be reached from Dortmund Airport by taking the shuttle bus to the Holzwickede/Dortmund Airport train station, taking train RB59 towards Dortmund Central and getting out at Signal Iduna Park.
By car, leave the A45 at the Dortmund Sud junction and turn onto the B45 in the direction of Dortmund. There are pay and display parking places around the stadium but these will be busy. Parking is also available at the Dortmund University of Technology where shuttle buses transport fans to the stadium.
For further information, including how to reach the ground by car or coach, please visit Borussia Dortmund’s website.
At the stadium
Once at the stadium, all supporters will enter via turnstiles that are situated at the North Stand (left section). Searching will be carried out by Dortmund club staff and there will be THFC stewards on hand to assist.
The normal prohibited items are forbidden. Flags and banners are welcome and they will be checked prior to entry. There is an area where they can be placed, to the front of the visitors’ sector - please speak to a steward who will place the banner for you. As always, please note that it is common policy and normal ground rules at football stadia in the UK and elsewhere in Europe that flags of an overtly religious/sectarian/political nature will not be permitted and may be confiscated. Please respect this request.
Dortmund have a strict NO BAG policy. If you intend to bring a bag with you, there is a dedicated storage place (AbgabestelleGast) located opposite the turnstiles. This can be pointed out to you by stewards. This is chargeable at 1 Euro per item.
Tottenham Hotspur supporters will be located in sectors 55, 56, 57, 58 and 59 in the upper tier. To reach the upper levels, you will encounter 104 steps.
The catering facilities are good and are located at the bottom of the gangways. The welfare facilities are clean and well maintained. Seating is all numbered and has unrestricted views.
It is highly likely that Spurs fans will be kept back for up to 20 minutes following the conclusion of the game and we would ask all supporters to be patient during this time as it could lead to an earlier departure.
The club is rightly proud of the good behaviour of our fans during previous European travels and we would ask that you uphold this by respecting local amenities and cultures. Please do not place flags or banners on local statues or historic monuments or architecture as this may offend local inhabitants.
Please remember to have the correct travel insurance prior to travelling. If you experience any problems while in Dortmund, please call the Travel Line on 07971 880445 and we will endeavour to assist.
Finally, remember that you are an ambassador for the club and we would respectfully request that you behave accordingly throughout the entirety of your visit.
Enjoy your trip and Come On You Spurs!
Please refer to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website HERE for any further information.