Borussia Dortmund will face Bayer Leverkusen at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK on Saturday. Kick-off is at 18:30 CET. We have compiled all the info on our first Bundesliga home game of the season for you in the usual compact format. This page will be updated if there is any news.
Traffic obstructions on arrival
Due to construction works in the street "Im Rabensloh", there are currently traffic obstructions around the stadium. You should therefore avoid the area "Im Rabensloh / Strobelallee" if travelling by car. Please follow the signposting to the official parking spaces in the vicinity of the stadium and the instructions by City of Dortmund staff. We also recommend that you arrive at the game early.
Early bird offer
In order to make your journey to SIGNAL IDUNA PARK and stadium entry as smooth as possible, we ask that you arrive early. Early birds will be rewarded with a special offer: there will be a 19.09% discount on food and drinks at the stadium kiosks up until 90 minutes before kick-off.
Tickets: The match is sold out
The first home game of the 2022/23 season is sold out. All 81,365 tickets were sold during the advance sale. There will be 5,300 travelling fans from Leverkusen.
Flashback: No draws since 2017
The last 13 clashes between the two teams at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK have produced a winner: BVB on nine occasions, Bayer on four. The last fixture in Dortmund that ended in a draw was a 1-1 stalemate on 31 January 2009. The respective away team won both matches last season. The visiting team has never won this fixture three times in a row before.
Live broadcast: Sky & Net Radio
The match can be watched on live TV via the pay-TV channel Sky. The match build-up will start at 17:30 CET on Sky Sport Bundesliga and will be presented by Sebastian Hellmann, with Lothar Matthäus (pictured above) and former national team players Julia Simic and Tabea Kemme as the studio pundits. Wolff Fuss will be the commentator. The BVB Net Radio will give you the Black & Yellow take from 18:10 CET, with the usual suspects Norbert Dickel and Boris Rupert on the mic. Match highlights as well as the press conference and match reactions will be available on BVB TV, among others.
Shirts: Leverkusen to wear red
Borussia Dortmund will line up in their usual colours: yellow shirts, black shorts and yellow socks. Bayer 04 Leverkusen will play in all-red strips (red shirts, red shorts and red socks).
Weather: bright, 20 degrees
The weather forecast for Saturday: slightly overcast. The probability of rain is listed as being 2%.
Compiled by Boris Rupert