Borussia Dortmund v Spurs - travel advice
09 March 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
Information for our supporters travelling to Germany for our Europa League Round of 16 first leg against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday night (March 10).
A reminder that kick-off is 7pm local time, 6pm UK.
Signal Iduna Park Stadium
Dortmund’s famous home (also known as the Westfalenstadion) is Germany’s largest stadium with a capacity of 81,359 for Bundesliga matches. The stadium was initially built for the 1974 World Cup and hosted matches again in the 2006 tournament in Germany.
Getting to the stadium
The address for the Signal Iduna Park Stadium is Strobelallee 50, 44139 Dortmund.
For supporters travelling on the official trip via Thomas Cook, your coaches will drop you at the stadium when you arrive. You will then be able to take the U-Bahn 45 or 46 in to the town centre where you will find a square which is known locally as ‘The Market’. Your coaches will stay at the coach park for the remainder of the trip.
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 centre and get off at station ‘Westfalenhallen’. From there it is a five-minute walk to the stadium. Both line 45 and 46 serve the station. On matchdays, there is also a special service that will continue to station ‘Westfalen Stadion’ which is even closer to the stadium. Please be aware that your match ticket doubles up as a U-Bahn ticket so your travel is included.
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 alighting at Signal Iduna Park.
By car, leave the A45 at the junction Dortmund Sud and turn onto the B45 into the direction of Dortmund. There is pay and display parking availability around the stadium, but it will be busy. Parking is also available at the Dortmund University of Technology where shuttle buses transport fans to the stadium.
At the stadium
Once at the stadium all supporters will enter via turnstiles at the North Stand (middle section). Dortmund club staff will carry out searches and THFC Stewards will be on hand to assist. The normal prohibited items are forbidden.
Flags and banners are welcome and will be checked prior to entry. There is an area where they can be placed to the front of the visitors’ section - 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 stadiums 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 take a bag with you, there is a dedicated place (Abgabestelle Gast) located opposite the turnstiles to leave it. These can be pointed out to you by Stewards. This is chargeable at 1 Euro per item.
Our supporters will be located in Sectors 8, 60 and 61 in the lower tier and Sectors 70 and 75 in the upper tier. Please be aware that it is 104 steps to reach the upper level.
The catering facilities are good and located at the bottom of gangways 60 and 61 and also on the upper level that will service Sectors 70 and 75. The welfare facilities are clean and well maintained. Seating is numbered with unrestricted views.
It is highly likely that Spurs fans will be kept back for up to 20 minutes 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 people.
Please remember to have the correct Travel Insurance prior to travelling.
If you experience any problems in Dortmund, please call our dedicated Travel Line - 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.