Let’s put the World Cup aside for a moment, talking about what kept us busy until last week and that now - apart for the transfer market - will leave space to international football for a few weeks. In fact, it’s a busy moment for the football clubs and their stadiums, with massive renovations on the horizon and others that are already in the making. Just like Tottenham, that will have the New White Hart Lane done for the start of the season, and Chelsea, that already got the green light for the renovation of Stamford Bridge. The last club to join is Borussia Dortmund, that announced some important works into Signal Iduna Park, that will increase its capacity of… six seats.

 

You got it right! As reported by Bundesliga website, BVB will officially increase the capacity of Westfalenstadion, from 81,359 to 81,365 seats, a gain of as much as six supporters. You may think that is nothing - and the news is surely soaked with unusual Germanic humor - but you should remember that we’re talking about a club that recorded a stunning 81,000 average presence during the 15/16 season and that has a 50-thousand waiting list for a season ticket. There also is good news for the Champions League, as the total attendance for the European nights was increased to 66,099, a gain of 248 seats, but still lesser than the Bundesliga games due to UEFA norms.