ME 2024: Signal Iduna Park prepares for tournament

source:; author: Paulina Skóra

ME 2024: Signal Iduna Park prepares for tournament With a few months left until the 2024 UEFA European Championship in Germany kicks off, one of the 10 stadiums set to host the tournament is Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund. The venue will undergo minor renovations to improve the comfort of both fans and teams. What changes can be expected?


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Better connectivity

According to Sport Bild, the first priority is to enhance the cellular network within the stadium to avoid overloads. Everyone acknowledges the role of mobile phones, and there's a desire for fans to be able to check their team's situation or comment on on-field events without any hindrances. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Signal Iduna Park and the UEFA European Championship 2024, BVB, which has been the stadium's owner since 2006, intends to equip the facility with 5G technology. The plan includes installing precisely 128 antennas, primarily under the roof structure.

Signal Iduna Park© Instagram: @ahmad.h.0

Improving comfort

Several works are also planned for the stands. Protective nets behind the goals and in other sections will be replaced to improve visibility. Additionally, space for wheelchair users will be increased, likely affecting block 6 in the east stand and block 3 on the opposite west stand.

Conveniences will also extend to journalists covering the tournament from Dortmund. The press box in the east stand will be expanded, and a temporary media center will be established at the Rote Erde stadium, where BVB U-23 usually plays their matches.

Furthermore, a new air conditioning system will be installed in the team areas, which seems like a very sensible solution considering the high temperatures expected during the summer.

Signal Iduna Park© Groundhopping Merseburg (cc: by-nc)

Which matches will take place at the venue?

German journalists agree that this is certainly not all that BVB authorities have planned to do to ensure the best possible experience for fans from across Europe at Signal Iduna Park during the UEFA Euro 2024. Six matches will be held at the Signal Iduna Park as part of the tournament:

  • Italy vs. Albania (June 15, 9:00 PM)
  • Turkey vs. Play-off winner C (June 18, 6:00 PM)
  • Turkey vs. Portugal (June 22, 6:00 PM)
  • France vs. Play-off winner A (June 25, 6:00 PM)
  • Round of 16 match (June 29, 9:00 PM)
  • Semi-final (July 10, 9:00 PM)