Signal Iduna Park with it`s old name Westfalenstadion is a football stadium in the German city of Dortmund in the industrial metropolitan area of the Ruhrgebiet ("Ruhrpott").
The stadium is officially named Signal Iduna Park under a sponsorship arrangement lasting from December 2005 until June 2016, giving naming rights to the Signal Iduna Group, an insurance company. The older name Westfalenstadion derives from the former Prussian province of Westphalia, which is part of the German federal state North Rhine-Westphalia. It is one of the most famous football stadiums in Europe and was elected best football stadium by The Times for its renowned atmosphere.
It is the home stadium of the BV Borussia Dortmund football team playing in the German Bundesliga. It has a league capacity of 80,720 (standing and seated) and an international capacity of 65,718 (officially seats only). It is Germany`s biggest stadium and established the European record in average fan attendance in 2004–2005 with a total of almost 1.4 million fans. The supporters` enthusiasm increasingly produces over 50,000 sold season tickets.
Inauguration: 2 April 1974
First match: Borussia Dortmund-Schalke 0-3
Renovations: 1992, 1996 & 2003
Capacity: 82,700 (67,000 at international matches)
Pitch dimensions: 105*68
Strobelalle 50, 44139 Dortmund
The stadium is located in the south of Dortmund, about 3 km from the city centre and the main railway station.
Signal Iduna Park can be reached with the light rail lines U42 (Theodor-Fliedner-Heim Station), U45 (Stadion Station), U46 (Westfalenhallen 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, and Ludenscheid.
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 Station and getting out at Signal Iduna Park.
From the A45:
Leave the A45 at the junction Dortmund Sud and turn onto the B45 into the direction of Dortmund. Follow the signs to the stadium.
U45 to Westfalenstadion (from the station in the city centre)
Flughafen Dortmund (13 km)