Sunday, 20 July 2008

SC Paderborn v Borussia Dortmund

Pre Season Match (Germany)

SC Paderborn 1 Borussia Dortmund 2

Paragon arena

July 20 2008 5pm Kick off

Attendance 15,000 (Capacity Crowd)
Announcer also gave the bike attendance as over 1500

Weather Mixed bag of sun and rain +17

Ticket Standing 11 Euros

Stadium 2/5 (Opening of new stadium but short on facilities at the away end. Plus got very wet when the rain came on)
Home Support 3/5
Away Support 3/5
Referee 2/5
Beer 2/5 (Paderborner Gold 3 Euro )
Food 3/5 (Bratwurst 2.20 Euro)
Day Out Entertainment 3/5

A Fact
SC Paderborn is best known for its involvement in a notorious German Cup contest played against First Bundesliga side Hamburger SV on August 21, 2004. Paderborn upset HSV 4:2 and it was revealed in January 2005 that the match referee, Robert Hoyzer, had taken money from Croatian gambling syndicates to fix the match using two wrongly awarded penalties and a questionable red card. It soon developed that the game was only one of a number in which game officials, coaches, and players accepted payment to influence the outcome. The resulting scandal was to become the biggest in German football in over thirty years, and was a major embarrassment to the country during its preparations to host the 2006 FIFA World Cup.