Wie entsteht der beste Rasen Deutschlands? | Pitch of the Year | Signal Iduna Park


The Signal Iduna Park, the
home of Borussia Dortmund. Not just any stadium, it has already
received many awards. Best stadium, best stands,
best atmosphere, best fans. And now, best pitch. Next week BVB will receive the Pitch
of the Year award 2016/17. It makes you extremely proud, everyone
who works here deserves this. I run everything here, I manage and
am responsible for the stadium. But what has happened here with this team
that I have put together, old and young, it is first and foremost thanks to this team that we
as Borussia Dortmund have come in first place. However what is it that makes this
set-up the best in the Bundesliga? We want to know, and have accompanied the BVB pitch
team for their home match against Hertha BSC. Willy Droste, groundkeeper
at Borussia Dortmund: in January he celebrated his
20 year work anniversary. He knows what is needed: maintenance
and upkeep is no longer a one man job. There is now an 18 man team that takes
care of all of Borussia’s pitches. The cut grass needs to be
level, the ball has to run. The grass should be as
quick as possible, nowadays it’s necessary
to water the pitch. We’ve got used to it and
adjusted to this, we follow the players wishes and
therefore we water the pitch so you can play as
fast as possible. We have a very good footballing
side here in Dortmund, so it’s clear that we try everything possible to get
as much out of the pitch as we can for the team. 105 metres long, 65 metres wide, blades of
grass that are exactly 2.7 centimetres long. It’s an easy game of numbers, but
also a lot more complicated because a pitch is
not just a pitch. A year ago Dortmund decided
to make a huge change. What’s special about this pitch is that it is
made up of 16 percent synthetic material, that goes 18 centimetres into the ground and
comes out 2.7 centimetres on the top. That means the pitch is more
stable, it means it’s harder, and in footballing terms it means it doesn’t
need as much maintenance. The pitch is looked after all the time, it is cut every
day if possible, and fertilised at regular intervals. Droste and his boys don’t
leave anything to chance, not even the sacred grass at Wimbledon
gets as much love and attention. However just mowing the grass
is by far not enough nowadays, the perfect cut also means
taking precautions. As, for example, by using
these oversized ventilators. They dry the grass much quicker and they help
prevent any possible diseases to the grass. On top of that there is artificial light, a type of pitch-solarium
to make sure the grass is always in a perfect state. When the sun passes
over Signal Iduna Park, there is a golden yellow glow to the pitch. Of course this originates from greenhouses and
tomato growers, that’s where it all started. Now this light is used worldwide.
I always call it the growth light. Not to be too professional or to get too technical
about it so the average person can’t understand. I also couldn’t understand it at first, that’s
why I still talk about a growth light. It means with this light I can replace the
sun and the grass is grateful for it. We can bring back the quality and
maintain the quality at a high level. Every groundkeeper and footballer’s dream,
a lush, deep green at any time of the year. This means you can even get the
feeling of spring during winter. We have a short winter break this year,
but you can come on Boxing Day and we’ve already seen that if you
mow the grass on Boxing Day it smells exactly the same as in March, or the
beginning of April, just like fresh grass. And that really is sensational,
I would say. Let’s be honest, it wasn’t always that
way in the Westfalen stadium, for decades it was more like an
open field than a football pitch. Back in the seventies due to an unplayable field,
one of the home games had to be played – it’s almost unbelievable – at the
Parkstadion in Gelsenkirchen. And even in successful years that were to follow,
the pitch was hardly ever worthy of a champion. I was there through the years
where we had nothing, where for financial reasons, we were not in the position
to acquire any of this equipment or know-how. That has now changed, the club provides
me more or less with what I need, not everything, but they try to supply
me with the things that I would like. And due to the technology, the grass,
the lights, the ventilators, and now here with
this ice turbine where we test the pitch to see if
we can keep it cool for 4 weeks. Warm down South and cold up North, pitch maintenance
has become a science in itself by now. It definitely needs a fine touch, Droste
and Korr are very green fingered. We can’t perform magic, things are just the way they
are and we can only work with what we have. Technology has ever more influence
on how to prepare the pitch. The keyword is painting
the lines on the pitch. Previously this would have been done with a shaky
arm trying to keep the paint wagon straight, but nowadays it’s
all done with lasers. The machine measures down to the last millimetre,
and white paint is sprayed out. Painting the lines always used to be done
using a nail that could fly off at any point either onto a bone or even your
head if you weren’t careful. Then you had to try somehow
to keep it straight. I still remember the first time I had
to paint the line twenty years ago, all of a sudden a steward called and told me to hurry up
as the South Stand was ready to open to the public. Then I noticed for the first time
what a responsibility this was, because thousands or hundreds of thousands
were watching on TV, 80,000 in the stadium. Also in the village where I lived, most
of them knew I looked after the pitch, and if I drew a wobbly line everyone would ask
‘how long was he out on the razzle last night?’ Cutting, lining up, putting
the goals and flags up. The whole team delivers the perfect conditions
on match day in just about 5 hours. Football fans always say: you have
to experience Signal Iduna Park once. The South Stand, the fans,
the atmosphere! And these days
every player says: ‘you have to play on the pitch
in Dortmund at least once.’ The biggest praise came from
the visiting teams last season. We all know each other now,
and they give the thumbs up. Or the Doctor from Augsburg comes and says:
‘hey Willy, what a pitch you’ve got there.’ For us as a team, that’s of course the biggest
compliment you can get, there’s nothing better. And all the praise is
followed by actions. Our pitch is worth
the cost. By the fourth time the award had been handed out, BVB
received the Pitch of the Year Award for the first time. This is just reward for the groundkeeping team and
for the Black and Yellow men’s great efforts. But just like with footballers,
the season starts before it begins and Head Coach Droste makes sure
his staff are all well prepared. I’ve told the boys,
anyone can do it once, something they’ve all heard before from
someone who’s won the Champions League, and I told my boys yesterday that of course I
expect us to win first place again next year, and then we’ve made it, then
they will all speak about us. Now a lot of people speak about us, we get a lot of enquiries
from people who want to come here and talk to us, but the requirement and the goal
for next year for us is first place. So yes, Borussia Dortmund
want the championship, and the best pitch in the Bundesliga will get the
appropriate first home game of the season. BVB will host Hertha Berlin
as the top of the table team. But whether it’s the championship trophy
or the Pitch of the Year award, in Dortmund they know that what
matters happens on the pitch.

94 thoughts on “Wie entsteht der beste Rasen Deutschlands? | Pitch of the Year | Signal Iduna Park

  • September 16, 2017 at 6:55 pm
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  • September 16, 2017 at 6:55 pm
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    Echte Liebe

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  • September 16, 2017 at 6:55 pm
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    Love you 🖤💛🖤

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  • September 16, 2017 at 6:55 pm
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    💛🖤

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  • September 16, 2017 at 6:57 pm
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    Bvb 09❤

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  • September 16, 2017 at 6:57 pm
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    Beste Mannschaft einmal burosse immer burusse echte liebe Borussia Dortmund ich liebe dich

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  • September 16, 2017 at 6:59 pm
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    Auch ein Grund warum unsere Jungs zu Hause 2016/17 ungeschlagen sind. 😏💪💛💛

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  • September 16, 2017 at 7:02 pm
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    Ich liebe BvB 💛💛💛💛💛💛

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  • September 16, 2017 at 7:03 pm
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    Heja BvB 💛💛💛

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  • September 16, 2017 at 7:04 pm
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    Morgen gewinnen wir 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛

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  • September 16, 2017 at 7:13 pm
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    Morgen Köln.
    Schaffen sie

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  • September 16, 2017 at 7:15 pm
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    😉👍

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  • September 16, 2017 at 7:15 pm
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    Bitte mehr Videos hinter den Kulissen.

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  • September 16, 2017 at 7:20 pm
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    #Heja BvB

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  • September 16, 2017 at 7:24 pm
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    Es heißt Westfalenstadion

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  • September 16, 2017 at 7:37 pm
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    Bin mir grad nich sicher ob das nich ne Verarsche is…"Pitch of the Year"? Sowas gibts nich wirklich, oder?????

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  • September 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm
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    Und leider net in Fifa.. :/

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  • September 16, 2017 at 8:07 pm
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    Hallo an alle Dortmund fans

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  • September 16, 2017 at 8:19 pm
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    💝💝💝💝💝💝💝

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  • September 16, 2017 at 8:44 pm
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    Natürlich kann man einen guten Rasen haben, aber man kann auch Kekse essen!🍪

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  • September 16, 2017 at 8:53 pm
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    Ich würde mir mal ein " hinter den Kulissen im Signal Iduna Park am Spieltag " Video wünschen. Daumen hoch wer auch dafür ist!!!

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  • September 16, 2017 at 10:09 pm
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    Wenn ein Rasen mehr Fürsorge bekommt als die meisten Kinder 😀

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  • September 16, 2017 at 10:15 pm
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    Dortmund hat halt das beste Gras 😉

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  • September 16, 2017 at 11:08 pm
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    Okay, in Dortmund gibt's jetzt das beste Gras! Da kann RB die Flügel ja einpacken! 😉

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  • September 17, 2017 at 4:39 am
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    Put fucking subtitles

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  • September 17, 2017 at 7:03 am
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    WESTFALENSTADION SEIT 1974 UND FÜR IMMER!!! NAMEN ENDLICH ZURÜCK KAUFEN!!!!

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  • September 17, 2017 at 7:41 am
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    BVB💛

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  • September 17, 2017 at 8:15 am
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    Für immer WS, wir werden nie ein' Park haben!

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  • September 17, 2017 at 9:48 am
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    Super Video, auch toller Schnitt

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  • September 17, 2017 at 3:26 pm
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    Hinter den Kulissen mit Allem Drum und Dran.Von der Vorbereitung bis zum Abpfiff!,Das währe mal Megageil.Ne Doku.

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  • September 17, 2017 at 4:57 pm
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    Schade ,dass ich das spiel nicht schauen kann

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  • September 17, 2017 at 6:09 pm
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    5:0 ja gegen Köln

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  • September 17, 2017 at 6:39 pm
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    Wie entsteht der beste Rasen Deutschlands?, indem er den borussen gehört💛

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  • September 17, 2017 at 6:49 pm
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    Ich hasse bvb so dass ich mir wunsche dass es bvb gar nicht gibt wer ist auf meiner seite

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  • September 17, 2017 at 7:45 pm
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    This channel would be perfect if it had English subtitles

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  • September 17, 2017 at 9:36 pm
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    Schön, hömma!

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  • September 18, 2017 at 5:36 am
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    Ernsthaft? "Pitch of the Year-Award"?! Soweit ich weiß ist das ein Preis, der von der DRG (Deutsche Rasengemeinschaft) für deutsche Fußballclubs vergeben wurde. Ich meine, ich bin Ausländer. Aber warum sagt man nicht einfach "Platz des Jahres-Preis"? Da versteht doch jeder was gemeint ist.

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  • September 18, 2017 at 7:04 am
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    Einmal Borussia immer Borussia 🖤💛🖤💛

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  • September 19, 2017 at 10:30 am
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    💛💛💛💛🐝🐝🐝🐝

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  • September 21, 2017 at 9:48 pm
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    Sehr guter Beitrag! Heja BvB ;D

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  • September 25, 2017 at 3:09 am
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    いい仕事だ😆

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  • September 28, 2017 at 8:46 am
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    Vielen Dank für eure tolle Arbeit und Glückwunsch zum Award. 🙂

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  • September 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm
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    Hybrid ist neu? Schaut mal zu den Bayern! Da gibts den schon länger

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  • October 1, 2017 at 10:44 am
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    Aber das schönste Stadion hat immer noch mein geliebter FC Bayern~euer Hass ist unser stolz

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  • October 2, 2017 at 12:10 am
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    Bayern hat schlechte erfahrungen gemacht mit dem hybrid rasen der wurde wieder entfernt

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  • October 2, 2017 at 11:20 am
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    Heja BvB💛👍👌💪

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  • October 2, 2017 at 11:22 am
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    İch liebe Den BvB Borussia Dortmund💛💛💛und Die stadt alles geil💛💛💛und ihr macht mega geile und gute videos

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  • October 2, 2017 at 5:40 pm
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    Genau der beste Rasen Deutschlands ist scho mal nicht in Dortmund 😂😂

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  • October 2, 2017 at 7:58 pm
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    Willi ist mein Nachbar! Cool ihn auf YT zu sehen😂

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  • October 2, 2017 at 8:12 pm
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    Da müsst ihr im Wembley Stadion nachfragen. Denn die haben nen viel besseren

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  • October 2, 2017 at 9:10 pm
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    Also letztes jahr hatten wir schwaben dem geildten rasen

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  • October 3, 2017 at 7:54 am
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    Ihr zecken

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  • October 3, 2017 at 9:22 pm
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    Was ist das für eine Energieverschwendung

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  • October 3, 2017 at 9:23 pm
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    also in meinem "amateurverein" gibt s ja n rasenmäh roboter wo jeden tag 20 stunden mäht… und dadurch is der rasen schon soo geil zu bespielen😍😏

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  • October 4, 2017 at 11:45 am
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    Schaaaaaaaaalke 04 die Seele im Revier

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  • October 13, 2017 at 8:14 am
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    Beste Fans…😂

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  • November 16, 2017 at 5:01 am
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    Ein meisterlicher rasen

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  • January 6, 2018 at 8:57 pm
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    WESTFALENSTADION Hört sich Kacke an Signal Iduna hört sich viel frecher an .. !

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  • January 16, 2018 at 8:09 pm
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    Bor Der Stadion Sprecher Regt Mich Auf Bester Rasen Hahaha in euren Träumen Bayern Ist Immernoch Die Nummer 1danach Das Olympia Stadium

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  • February 4, 2018 at 10:32 am
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    Habe mir echt gerade ein 10 Minütiges Video über Rasenpflege angeschaut… NUR DER BVB

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  • March 5, 2018 at 3:40 pm
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    Sehr schöner Rasen

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  • May 4, 2018 at 12:09 pm
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    In dee Allianz Arena gibt es den besten Rasen.

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  • September 29, 2018 at 10:36 pm
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    Ein GUTES und aufschlussreiches VIDEO über das Dortmunder Wahrzeichen dem Signal Idunda Stadion,…bei den wahren Fans immer noch liebevoll Westfalenstadion genannt! Aber eines muss mal klar gestellt werden, es ist nicht das größte deutsche Stadion, und somit auch nicht das drittgrößte Stadion Europas, so wie das oft in Dortmund gerne dargestellt wird. Natürlich wenn man nur die in Dortmund gerne genannte Stehplatz Tribüne hinzuzieht dann ist der Signal Iduna Park das größte deutsche Stadion mit 81365 Plätzen, aber die reale Größe eines Stadions errechnet sich aus der reinen Sitzplatzkapazität. Nur die wird Weltweit und ebenfalls von der FIFA und der UEFA als reale größe jedes Stadions anerkannt, alles andere sind keine zutreffenden Größenangaben. Die größte deutsche Arena ist immer noch das Berliner 0lympiastadion mit 74669 Sitzplätzen, gefolgt von der Allianz Arena in München mit ca. 70074 Plätzen, und als drittgrößtes Stadion folgt dann das legendäre Westfalenstadion mit 66099 Sitzplätzen nach den neusten kleineren Umbauten. Eines ist aber auf jedenfalls zutreffend, von der Atmosphäre und Stimmung her ist es eines der besten,… wahrscheinlich sogar das beste Stadion der Welt!!! 😎

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  • November 21, 2018 at 12:53 pm
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    Hier regiert der S04🔵⚪️💙

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  • November 27, 2018 at 4:38 pm
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    Wer sagt das bvb Deutschtschen Meister wird "ICH" ⭐⭐⭐

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  • March 21, 2019 at 2:14 pm
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    Dream job

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  • March 23, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    6:00 was genau macht der Schiri da?

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  • April 12, 2019 at 2:33 pm
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    2:46 das ist nichts besonderes. Haben alle international spielende Vereine.

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  • April 14, 2019 at 8:03 am
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    Scheis bvb

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  • April 14, 2019 at 4:06 pm
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    Ich sage nur Bayern-Dortmund

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  • April 14, 2019 at 4:30 pm
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    Das geilste Stadion hat der Fc Bayern München 💪👍😑

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  • April 14, 2019 at 7:37 pm
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    Wie der beste rasen Deutschlands entsteht? Fragt doch die Bayern

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  • April 19, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    KLICKBAIT

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  • April 26, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Warum nicht gleich einen Kunstrasen verlegen?

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  • April 27, 2019 at 7:44 am
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    Drecks BVB

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  • April 27, 2019 at 7:22 pm
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    Scheis BVB FCB beste👎👎👎👎👎👎💩💩💩

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  • April 27, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    Ich als Bayern Fan muss sagen das der Signal Iduna Park eins der schönsten Stadien Europas ist, ja auch die Allianz Arena ist schön aber ich finde den Signal Iduna Park echt schön

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  • April 29, 2019 at 1:23 pm
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    Was erlauben Rasen?

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  • May 9, 2019 at 12:53 pm
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    Beste Stimmung trifft definitiv nicht mehr zu diese Saison.

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  • May 11, 2019 at 8:55 pm
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    "Beser Rasen Deutschlands" 😀 So viel zum Thema arrogante Bayern

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  • May 12, 2019 at 8:56 pm
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    Leverkusen hat den besten rasen Deutschlands

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  • June 27, 2019 at 8:52 pm
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    Hahahah beste Fans 😂

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  • July 18, 2019 at 5:34 pm
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    Geiler jOB, für die Jungs würde ich den auch machen und auf Geld verzichten.

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  • July 21, 2019 at 8:12 am
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    Ich mag den Kommentartor nicht.. Die stimme is kacke und er schleimt sehr..

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  • July 31, 2019 at 4:36 pm
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    4:53 „mit Floskeln hier rum zu schmeißen, die der Otto Normalverbraucher garnicht versteht“ ?! Bitte Was?!
    Das ist Allgemeinbildung, dass man weiß, dass eine Pflanze Fotosynthese nur unter Sonnenlicht betreiben kann, wodurch sie Energie (Glucose) gewinnt.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 8:16 pm
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    lol wie viele dislikes, da sind einige leute gewaltig neidisch auf diese saftige wiese!!!!! bwahahaha

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  • August 1, 2019 at 12:26 pm
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    Da wird das Geld raus geballert… Aber kein Geld für Polizei ausgeben wollen.
    Klimaschutz gibs auch nicht dort, dort wird das Klima selber hergestellt 🙁

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  • August 2, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Wer kennt noch den hartplatz lol mir waren froh wenn wir auswärts warmes Wasser hatten oder Sprudel immer nur 2 Flaschen für den gast klar kann man das nicht vergleichen aber Wahnsinn also wer da denn Ball nicht gut annehmen kann der soll bitte kicker spielen gehen

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