Signal Iduna Park, originally known as Westfalenstadion before a 16 year sponsorship deal with insurance company Signal Iduna Group, has been the home of Borussia Dortmund since it was opened in 1974. Signal Iduna Park can hold an impressive 80,200, making it the largest stadium in Germany and sixth largest in all of Europe.
A mind-boggling 24,000 ravenous and rowdy fans fit onto a terrace above the southern side goal line, fittingly known as the Südtribüne or south terrace. The Südtribüne is one of the most insane and imposing stadium features in all of sports and is a sight to behold. Dortmund fans affectionately refer to it as the Yellow Wall.
Signal Iduna Park hosted six matches in the 2006 World Cup in Germany, including the extra time thriller semi-final between hosts Germany and Italy that saw Italy through to the final. For the World Cup games and Germany international games that Signal Iduna Park frequently hosts, capacity is reduced to 65,000 as the south terrace becomes seated. Signal Iduna Park also hosted for games of the 1974 World Cup just after it opened.