The highest priorities for developing the club’s core business will be making the club more competitive and improving its infrastructure.
Borussia Dortmund is currently pursuing a more active transfer policy, although transfer expenses will generally only be incurred in the same amount as the offsetting transfer income. Likewise, promising investments are being made in digitalising and modernising SIGNAL IDUNA PARK and its infrastructure. The introduction of high-end and state-of-the-art LED technology is one example of the digitalisation measures being implemented. In particular, Borussia Dortmund is also making long-term investments to ensure that its catering services and the associated logistics are state-of-the-art. Specifically, a logistics centre will be built to provide greater flexibility and improve the logistics of supplying food and beverages to SIGNAL IDUNA PARK on match days. Furthermore, Borussia Dortmund repurchased significant portions of the training ground in Dortmund-Brackel that had previously been leased. It did so by exercising a buy option incorporated in the lease agreement. In order to finance these long-term investments, Borussia Dortmund took out long-term loans amounting to EUR 22,000 thousand, of which EUR 11,103 thousand had been drawn down as at 30 June 2023.
In order to minimise and avoid financial risk, Borussia Dortmund in principle pursues a conservative and extremely prudent capital expenditure strategy and will not count on any uncertain sporting successes.