Rote Erde Stadium – home of the BVB Amateurs at Signal Iduna Park
If you come to Dortmund and you love your football then you just have to go to the Rote Erde Stadium because this was BVB’s home ground until the opening of the Westfalen Stadium, today’s Signal Iduna Park. Today it is used as an athletics stadium and for the BVB Amateurs games.
This little stadium in the shadow of the Dortmunder Temple, as the locals call the Westfalen Stadium, was opened as the Rote Erde Arena in 1926. In the 1950s and 1960s, BVB was very successful here - they were Deutscher Meister three times during that period. Legendary players such as Timo Konietzka, Siggi Held and Adi Preißler had the crowds roaring in the Rote Erde Stadium. In the 1960s, 42,000 fans fitted into the stadium.