Since last Thursday and until 31 July, SIGNAL IDUNA PARK is being used as a vaccination centre. This service is not limited to football or BVB fans; everyone will have the opportunity to get uncomplicated protection from the coronavirus in the form of either the BioNTech/Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

Vaccinations will also be an advantage with regard to the Bundesliga season, which starts on 14 August, if you want to attend the world's most beautiful stadium live for the opening home game against Eintracht Frankfurt or the Supercup against Bayern Munich on 17 August. As the incidence has been rising steadily again for a few days.

As part of the concept developed with the City of Dortmund for the (partial) re-admission of spectators, several factors are taken into account: not only the incidence in the city area, but that of the neighbouring districts too. Yesterday, this value stood at 12.4.

For the incidence levels 0 and 1, 25,000 spectators may still be admitted. For level 2, and therefore from an incidence of more than 35 new infections per week and per 100,000 inhabitants, a restriction of just 1,000 spectators is applied. However, in that situation, the current Corona Protection Ordinance allows vaccinated or recovered persons to fill the stadium to one-third of its capacity for international matches in Dortmund (66,099 seats). That means that 22,033 fans may be admitted – almost exclusively vaccinated or recovered persons.

In this regard, the Corona Protection Ordinance states in §3, Paragraph 3, Sentence 5: "Wherever a maximum permissible number of persons or households for gatherings and events is stipulated in this Ordinance, it shall not apply to immunised persons."

Borussia Dortmund is in an ongoing and constructive dialogue with the authorities regarding the (partial) re-admission of spectators. More important than all other consideration is the premise that the Corona Protection Ordinance can be implemented realistically and responsibly by the club and stadium visitors.

For more information on the stadium vaccination centre or to arrange a vaccination appointment, click here.