POST TIME: 4 April, 2020 00:00 00 AM
Dortmund stadium to be used as medical centre
AFP, Berlin

Dortmund stadium to be used as medical centre

Germany's biggest football stadium, Borussia Dortmund's Signal-Iduna-Park, is to be partially transformed into a medical centre to help treat patients during the coronavirus pandemic, the German Bundesliga club announced Friday.

"Our stadium is a symbol of the city... its technical, infrastructural and spatial set-up make it the ideal place to help people who are potentially infected," said club directors Hans-Joachim Watzke and Carsten Cramer in a statement.

Dortmund said they had transformed the north stand of the 81,000-capacity stadium -- the one opposite the famous "Yellow Wall" -- into a treatment centre in collaboration with a local medical association.