In 1974, Dortmund's temple of football opened its doors for the first time. For the inaugural ceremony, Borussia Dortmund took on Ruhr Valley neighbours and rivals Schalke 04. The first ever goal in the new ground, however, was scored by a woman. The 17-year-old Elli Podschwadke had found the net for TBV Mengede 08 who were playing against VfB Waltrop prior to the actual opening game.
Since then, so many more goals have been scored in so many memorable matches at the stadium on Strobelallee. They are reason enough, therefore, to take a closer look back on the 40-year history and significance of the stadium, which is probably the most beautiful in the world. Have fun!
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