Westfalenstadion or Signal Iduna Park due to sponsorship is seen as a footballing mecca.
Over 80,000 Dortmunders pack the iconic stadium week after week and tickets can be hard to come by. Having visited Dortmund a few times I will take you through my guide on how to purchase tickets without using resale platforms such as Viagogo or Stubhub. Of course, for big games against Bayern Munich and Schalke 04 sales very rarely make it past member sales making general sale impossible.
1) Go to Dortmund’s website and create yourself an account, this will make the purchasing of tickets quicker and easier.
2)Go to http://www.bvb.de/eng/login/Registration and fill in the registration form.
3) Check the on sale dates of your tickets, Dortmund offers tickets out to members before general sale so don’t get the members sale confused with general sale. Note that the time will be in German time (usually 8am GMT).
4) Do a test run – As you’ll be booking tickets in advance you’ll have the chance to test the site out with a game that you won’t be attending, this will give you a better idea of the ticketing process so when the time comes to buy tickets for your game you’ll be well prepared.
5) Now this is the part where you’ve got to be lucky. I always recommend loading the ticketshop up in multiple browsers around 10 minutes before the on sale date. As soon as the clock strikes 8am refresh the page and search for the number of tickets you want, as it’s Dortmund there’s no room to be choosey. As soon as you get offered two tickets add them to your basket immediately.
6) You didn’t get tickets? What to do? Don’t panic! On my second visit to the Westfalenstadion I didn’t manage to get tickets straight away, I just kept refreshing the page and tickets became available when other buyers have timed out and lost tickets – I managed to buy 6 Dortmund V Tottenham tickets in this way.
7) If you were successful in purchasing your tickets then Dortmund offer a fantastic print @ home service, if you choose this option then tickets will be sent to your email address immediately on purchase. I recommend this way as your ticket also acts as your train travel, for example you can travel from Dusseldorf to Dortmund for free on your match ticket – please note that you can only use Regional trains and not intercity trains.