In the past financial year, Borussia Dortmund invested EUR 129,458 thousand in intangible assets. This amount was invested almost entirely in the player base.
Cash payments for property, plant and equipment during the same period amounted to EUR 9,933 thousand and primarily included fixtures and expansions at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK, the training ground in Brackel and the football academy.
The focus of future investments will firstly be on the project to expand BVB's training centre. The training ground and youth academy will be enhanced in stages over the period up to 2021. This will involve acquiring further adjacent land and opening new pitches.
Secondly, Borussia Dortmund is currently designing its new fan and youth centre which will be located on the Strobelallee. The centre will offer a variety of programmes intended above all to improve communication with the fans and to establish it as a type of community centre for fans.