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“The Temple of the Yellow Wal”


Full name : Signal Iduna Park
Former names : Westfalenstadion, FIFA World Cup Stadium,
Dortmund (2006 FIFA World Cup)
Location : Dortmund, Germany
Coordinates : 51° 29′ 33.25″ N, 7° 27′ 6.63″
Built : 1971–1974
Opened : April 2, 1974
Renovated : 1992, 1995–99, 2002–03, 2006
Construction cost : 32.7 million in 1974 / estimated 200 million in 2006 DM
Architect : Planungsgruppe Drahtler
Capacity : 80,552 (seating and terracing)
65,718 (seating only)
24,454 (terracing Südtribüne)
Field dimensions : 105m x 68m
Tenants : Borussia Dortmund

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 2011, 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 Republic North Rhine-Westphalia.

It is the home stadium of the BV Borussia Dortmund football team playing in the
German Bundesliga. It has a league capacity of 80,552 (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 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. Regularly 24,454 fans
on the famous terrace called Südtribüne fill the largest still existing standing
area in European football. Famous for the intense atmosphere it breeds, the
stadium has been nicknamed “The Opera House of German Football”, “The
Temple” or referring to the faithful Südtribüne “Yellow Wall”. The
Westfalenstadion hosted matches of the 1974 World Cup with Zaire, Scotland,
Sweden, Brazil and later finalists Netherlands. It hosted several matches of the
2006 FIFA World Cup national teams of Trinidad & Tobago, Sweden, Germany,
Poland, Togo, Switzerland, Japan, Brazil, Ghana and World Cup holders Italy. In
the semi-final they were the first to beat Germany in an international match
played at Dortmund.

Various national friendlies and qualification matches for World and European
tournaments have been played here as well as matches in European club
competititons. Borussia Dortmund played legendary UEFA Cup matches with
Glasgow Celtic in 1987 and 1992 in front of sympathizing sets of supporters. BVB
lost to Juventus Turin in the UEFA Cup finals of 1993, only to win the UEFA
Champions League final against them in Munich in 1997. Dortmund hosted the
2001 UEFA Cup Final between Liverpool F.C. and Deportivo Alavés (5:4 after
golden goal).



Plans to construct a new stadium were drawn up in the 1960’s, as the need
arose to expand and refurbish the traditional ground of Borussia Dortmund,
the Stadion Rote Erde (“Stadium Red Earth”). Following the historic triumph in
the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup 1966 (Dortmund was the first German team to win
a European club title), it became clear that the Stadion Rote Erde was too small
for the increasing number of Borussia Dortmund supporters. The city of
Dortmund, however, was not able to finance a new stadium and federal
institutions were unwilling to help.

In 1971, Dortmund was selected to replace the city of Cologne, which was
forced to withdraw its plans to host games in the 1974 FIFA World Cup. The
funds originally set aside for the projected stadium in Cologne were thus re-
allocated to Dortmund. However, architects and planners had to keep an eye on
the costs due to a tight budget. This meant that plans for a 60 million DM oval
stadium featuring the traditional athletic facilities and holding 60,000
spectators had to be discarded. Instead, plans for a much cheaper 54,000
spectator football arena, built of pre-fabricated concrete sections, became a
reality. Ultimately, the costs amounted to 32.7 million DM, of which 1.6 million
DM were invested in the refurbishment of the Stadion Rote Erde. The city of
Dortmund, initially burdened with 6 million DM, only had to pay 800,000 DM,
and quickly profited from the
stadium’s high revenues.

In the 1974 FIFA World Cup, the Westfalenstadion hosted 3 Group games and 1
Final Group game, during which the stadium was almost always filled to its
maximum capacity of 54,000.

On the 2nd of April 1974, Borussia Dortmund officially moved into their new
home and has played in the Westfalenstadion ever since. Having been relegated
in 1972, the BVB was the only member of the 2. Bundesliga (second Division) to
host the 1974 World Cup games in a completely new stadium. In 1976, after
promotion to the Fußball-Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund played its first game
in Germany’s highest division in their new home stadium.



Situated directly opposite the Stadion Rote Erde, the Westfalenstadion is
composed of 4 roofed grandstands, each facing the playing field on the East,
South, West and North sides. The Eastern and Western stands (Ost- und
Westtribüne) run the entire length of the field, while the breadth is covered by
the North and South stands (Nord- und Südtribüne).

Originally the corners between the four grandstands remained empty, the
spectators appreciated the extensive roof, which covered over 80% of the
stands. The Eastern and Western stands housed the stadium’s 17,000 seats,
while the 37,000 standing places were housed in the Northern and
Southern stands.

Thank You For DATA And Image : http://en.wikipedia.org


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  • 1. niponphoto  |  วันเสาร์ 20 ธันวาคม 2008 ที่ 12:17 pm

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  • 2. allforblue  |  วันอังคาร 23 ธันวาคม 2008 ที่ 10:42 pm

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