Union Berlin have announced plans to increase the capacity of their Alten Forsterei stadium from 22,012 to around 37,000 by 2020.
The €38 million reconstruction work, due to begin in 2019, will mean the stadium has a standing capacity of 28,692 -- just short of the 29,400 at Borussia Dortmund's Westfalenstadion.
Seating capacity, meanwhile, will be increased to more than 8,000 seats to meet German Football League requirements for top-flight football.
Union want the Alten Forsterei, built in...
Union Berlin have accused Borussia Dortmund of "amateurish and chaotic organisation" after thousands of supporters were forced through a small, fenced-off area before Wednesday's DFB Pokal clash, with one visiting fan telling ESPN FC: "I feared I would not get out of there."
The match at the Westfalenstadion, which Dortmund ultimately won after a penalty shootout, had to be delayed by 15 minutes as a result of the scenes outside the stadium.
Prior to the match, a report in the Berlin media said...
It was the cup drama that was promised on the tin against second division side Union Berlin on Wednesday night, as Borussia Dortmund needed to win on penalties to reach the third round of the German cup after 120 minutes yielded a 1-1 draw.
Youth. Dortmund's squad may be decimated by injuries, but even with some options left, Tuchel granted three teenagers a start ahead of the derby meaning that at least some players got a rest ahead of the all-important Revierderby against Schalke...