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Information for England fans about the BVB Stadion in Dortmund, where the Three Lions play their EURO 2024 semi-final against the Netherlands.

BVB Stadion (Signal Iduna Park)
Opened:2 April 1974

England’s semi-final against the Netherlands will take place in Dortmund in a stadium where they have only ever played once before.

The Three Lions lost 1-0 in a friendly to Germany in March 2017 but will be aiming to make happier memories when they taken on the Dutch for a spot in the final of EURO 2024.

First opened back in 1974, the BVB Stadion plays host to Borussia Dortmund during the domestic season and is famous for the 'Yellow Wall' created by the club's supporters on home matchdays. 

It hosted six matches at the 2006 FIFA World Cup - notable Germany's 2-0 defeat to Italy in the semi-final - while five matches have already taken place in the city at EURO 2024, including the hosts' 2-0 victory over Denmark in the last 16.

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Fan Parks

FanZone Friedensplatz will feature football activities, mini-tournaments, music, gaming and screening of all EURO 2024 matches throughout the tournament. With plenty of shaded areas and seats, it is the perfect venue for all travelling fans and is free to enter, with no ticket required.

Public Viewing Westfalenpark is also an option for screenings of every match played in Dortmund as well as the final. There are also concerts on 12 and 13 July.

Hosting powerhouse club Borussia Dortmund means football plays a huge role in the city but there is plenty else to take in too, with the area priding itself on its food and drink offering. You can also find the official German Football Museum at the central train station. 

Getting to Dortmund

Trains: Dortmund Central Station is the city’s main local and long-distance transport hub. From there, several subway and train routes are available to get you to the stadium, with Stadion, Westfalenhallen and Signal-Iduna-Park stations all within a five minute walk of the BVB Stadion.

Planes: Dortmund Airport (DTM) and Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)are both good options, with the former just 13km east of the city centre. From there, the Airport Express is a direct, non-stop route to Dortmund Central Station and takes approximately 25 minutes. 

Automobiles: Travel to Dortmund by car during EURO 2024 is not recommended. Public parking at the stadium will be limited and for pre-booked cars only. Matchday traffic will significantly increase your journey times. If travelling by car is your only option, your best bet is to use the city's park + ride locations.

You can find out more about Dortmund via UEFA's city guide here