The city of Dortmund expects at least 200,000 people in the public area at a possible BVB championship celebration on Sunday. This was announced by Dortmund police chief Gregor Lange at a press conference on Tuesday.
If Borussia Dortmund completes its ninth triumph on Saturday, Mayor Thomas Westphal is hoping for a “peaceful and friendly championship celebration” including a championship parade. The authorities have been preparing for this since April. The police are well positioned for this “major task with strong forces,” stressed Lange.
However, there will be no public viewing during Dortmund’s Bundesliga final on Saturday (3:30 p.m. / Sky) against FSV Mainz 05. There is no release for a signal from the broadcasting TV broadcaster Sky, it said as a reason.
The parade on Sunday begins at 12:09 p.m. near Borsigplatz and is scheduled to cover the four-kilometer route in four to four and a half hours. Before that, the BVB team should sign the city’s golden book.
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The fire brigade also sees itself optimally equipped in view of a tried-and-tested concept. “Everything indicates that we will have a great fan festival,” said Dirk Aschenbrenner.
As a precaution, Christian Hockenjos appealed to the fans for the club to refrain from attacking the field so as not to endanger the ceremony with the championship trophy on the pitch. The organization director reported that BVB had received 800 requests for media accreditation. The club could have sold 300,000 tickets for the sold-out game with over 81,000 spectators.