Champions League: Borussia Dortmund ultras group announce Newcastle fan march plans
Newcastle’s second home Champions League fixture is nearly here and visiting fans are getting ready to make their voices heard on Tyneside.
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After PSG fans took over the streets of Newcastle before St James Park’s first Champions League game in 20 years at the start of October, Borussia Dortmund fans are making plans to do the same when they arrive in the North East.
Newcastle United will host Borussia Dortmund in an 8pm kick off on Wednesday, October 24 with a prominent Dortmund fan group promoting their plans for their day in the North East.
The Unity, a major ultras group within the Dortmund fan scene has claimed their meeting point will be at Grey’s Monument with all Dortmund fans welcome.
They say fans should begin arriving from 4pm before the march from the city centre location to St James Park starts at 5:45pm.
However, this advice is different to the official recommendation from the club itself. Much like the PSG fixture earlier in October, the club are suggesting fans should meet at the Bigg Market although no recommended time is given.
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Approximately 3,000 Dortmund fans are expected to travel to Newcastle.
This will be the second fan march Newcastle has seen this month after PSG fans took the route from the Bigg Market to St James Park ahead of the second Champions League group stage matchday.
Fans took a route up Grainger Street to Monument before turning onto Blackett Street before heading past Gallowgate and Barrack Road to reach the away entrance to the stadium.