Borussia Dortmund display shows why Tottenham want to copy their Yellow Wall in new stadium… even if it fails to spur Germans on in European encounter
- Borussia Dortmund hosted Tottenham in the Champions League last 16 second leg on Tuesday evening
- The Bundesliga side are famous for their brightly coloured kits and their stadium’s famous ‘Yellow Wall’
- The Yellow Wall is the largest free-standing grandstand in Europe and can hold up to 25,000 Dortmund fans
- It’s no wonder why Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy wanted his own Kop in the new White Hart Lane
While Borussia Dortmund are known for being one of the best teams in Germany, football fans from around the world will also know them for their bright yellow and black kits and their famous ‘Yellow Wall’.
This Yellow Wall is located in the southern part of the Signal Iduna Park and can hold a staggering 25,000 standing Dortmund supporters, creating an electric atmosphere from the club’s dedicated fanbase who continue to wave flags and beat drums throughout the match.
This Kop is the largest free-standing grandstand in Europe and can often be an intimidating sight for any side that visits.
Borussia Dortmund fans create huge mosaic of their players holding the Champions League trophy before the match
The Dortmund players warm up in front of the Yellow Wall as the dedicated section of supporters wave flags before kick off
The two sides line up before their Champions League last-16 second leg with the Yellow Wall present off to the right
Huge flags are waved while nearly every fan hoists a black and yellow scarf above their heads during ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’
On Tuesday evening, it was Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham team that visited the Signal Iduna Park and Harry Kane and Co were treated to the spectacle that is the Yellow Wall before having to turn their attentions to matters on the pitch.
While this will be the only time Spurs will play in front of the Yellow Wall this season, they will more than likely have the chance of playing in front of their own 17,500-seater Kop, if they move into their new stadium before the start of April.
And it’s easy to see why Spurs chairman Daniel Levy wanted his own version of the Yellow Wall in the new White Hart Lane.
Throughout Tottenham’s impressive 1-0 win over Dortmund on Tuesday, the south stand continuously cheered their side on no matter what the circumstances.
The Yellow Wall may not have spurred the German team on to victory on Tuesday night but its easy the potential advantage Spurs can gain by having their very own version of the famous stand.
The Yellow Wall is the largest free-standing grandstand in Europe and can hold up to 25,000 noisy Dortmund fans
Tottenham’s new stadium has incorporated an enormous grandstand behind one goal, while it will be safe-standing ready