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BVB II: Construction work at the Stadion Rote Erde is delayed

It looks like Borussia Dortmund II are going to have to move next door into Signal Iduna Park for a while after work at their Stadion Rot Erde home was hit with delays. Work to fill in abandoned coal shafts beneath the pitch with concrete has been underway since April but the fact that they are much larger than anticipated has pushed the schedule back. According to the local paper "Ruhr Nachrichten", it will take significantly more time to fill the shafts with concrete, and only then can work to install undersoil heating and lay a new pitch be carried out. Amatuere will therefore definitely play their first two 3.Liga home games against FC Ingolstadt (7th August) and Rot Weiß Essen (13th August) at Signal Iduna Park. According to the newspaper though, BVB II aren't expected to be back at the Stadion Rote Erde until October at least - meaning home matches against Freiburg II (28th August) and VfB Oldenburg (10th September) will need to be moved 'next door'. Fortunately, the only fixture 'clash' will be on the 7th August when BVB II are in action against Ingolstadt in the afternoon before Bellingham, Hummels and Co take on Bayer 04 Leverkusen that evening.

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