An unexploded World War II bomb was found during renovation work at Borussia Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion stadium on Thursday. The stadium was quickly evacuated.
The club announced that the 250kg bomb was found during morning work on the stadium’s VIP area.
The bomb is believed to have been of British origin. Dortmund, German champions in 2011 and 2012, host rivals Schalke on Saturday in the Ruhr Valley derby with a sell-out 80,700-capacity crowd expected.