April will see the Borussia Dortmund first team take on Atlético Madrid for a place in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. There will also be Bundesliga clashes with Stuttgart, Mönchengladbach, Leverkusen and Leipzig. In addition, the world’s most beautiful stadium celebrates its birthday.

Tuesday 2 April: 50 years of the world’s most beautiful stadium
Inaugurated as the Westfalenstadion in 1974, SIGNAL IDUNA PARK will turn 50 years old on 2 April 2024. Borussia Dortmund will celebrate the birthday of its temple with numerous initiatives. BVB-TV is planning a new edition of its popular talk-show “Brinkhoff’s Ballgeflüster” live from SIGNAL IDUNA PARK with anecdotes and stories about the stadium. In addition, the home game against VfB Stuttgart on 6 April will be dedicated to the anniversary, and a special exhibition on the history of the temple will be held in the BORUSSEUM on that day. 

Saturday 6 April (18:30 CET): BVB vs. VfB Stuttgart
There have already been two meetings with VfB Stuttgart this season, both of them away from home: BVB suffered a 2-1 defeat in the reverse fixture and then lost 2-0 in the DFB-Pokal round of 16 only a few weeks later, but they will now be aiming for three points against the team third in the table. The Black & Yellows have won their last two home games against the Swabians 5-0 and 2-1.

Wednesday 10 April (21:00 CET): Atletico Madrid vs. BVB
Borussia Dortmund initially face a trip to Spain in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League: the Black & Yellows will be aiming to use the first leg against Atlético Madrid at Estadio Metropolitano to put themselves in a good position. The two clubs have faced each other at European level six times to date. Dortmund’s record is positive with three wins compared to one draw and two defeats. Atlético beat Inter Milan on penalties in the round of 16 following a 1-0 loss (away) and a 3-2 victory (home).

Saturday 13 April (15:30 CET): Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. BVB
The Black & Yellows will visit the other Borussia on the Lower Rhine. There have recently been two home wins (4-2, 5-2) against Mönchengladbach. The most recent away win dates back to March 2021 (1-0), when the team won in the quarter-finals on the DFB-Pokal en route to winning the title.

Sunday 14 April (15:00 CET): BVB Women vs. TV Brechten
“Bratwurst. Beer. Borussia“ will be the motto for the BVB Women’s top match against TV Brechten. The advance sale of tickets for the Landesliga match is under way: there is first of all the possibility to buy tickets in advance via the BVB Online Shop – the proceeds will go to the BVB foundation “Leuchte auf”. The highlights of the matchday programme at Stadion Rote Erde will include an autograph session with BVB legends, an assortment of activities, a betting game and a visit from mascot EMMA.

Tuesday 16 April (21:00 CET): BVB vs. Atlético Madrid
The return leg against Atlético Madrid will take place approximately a week after the first meeting. That game will determine who makes it into the semi-finals. This clash most recently took place in the group stage of the 2018/19 season when BVB ran out 4-0 victors at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK and lost 2-0 away from home. 

Sunday 21 April (17:30 CET): BVB vs. Bayer Leverkusen
Borussia Dortmund will take on the league leaders: Bayer Leverkusen top the table this season with a comfortable lead. The Werkself will pay a visit to SIGNAL IDUNA PARK with five matchdays to go until the end of the campaign. BVB have won five of their last six home games against Leverkusen – most recently in August 2022, a 1-0 victory thanks to a Marco Reus goal. 

Saturday 27 April (15:30 CET): Rasenballsport Leipzig vs. BVB
Dortmund and Leipzig have so far been battling from a distance for a place in the UEFA Champions League next season. Now it’s time for the two teams to go head to head in Saxony. While Leipzig have won their last three home games against BVB in all competitions, the Black & Yellows managed to win the three previous meetings in Leipzig. 
Christina Reinke