So, I’m in Dortmund, and the season has started, but I’m unlikely to get to see a game in the stadium this year. Some spectatores are allowed, but it’s only about 1/8 of the capacity, and all of those tickets go to season ticket holders. (You may ask why I don’t have a season ticket, and that’s because there’s a very long queue, which I am on, but I’m unlikely to ever get one. Only a handful become available each year, and the queue is very long, so long, in fact, that they are no longer accepting new applicants.)
At least the fan shop has a new puzzle to cheer me up! It shows the stadium with its unmistakeable 8 yellow pylons. For sponsoring reasons, the stadium if officially known as Signal Iduna Park, but its real name is Westfalenstadion. In the foreground there’s the old stadium, where the second team plays. I actually did manage to get a ticket for one of their games (an unfortunate 1-1 agains Rot-Weiss Essen, with the equalizer conceded in injury time).
The puzzle was of great quality (not always the case with this type of merch), it reminded me of Heye, but there was no indication on the box where or by whom it was produced. I don’t usually go for images that are mostly black and white, but I loved this!