It’s been official since April 24, 2009: The winning location for the new soccer museum of the German Soccer Association (DFB) is... Dortmund!

The home of Borussia Dortmund soccer club made all the running among 14 cities, including Cologne, Oberhausen and Gelsenkirchen, which had all been hopeful until the last minute.

The museum’s prominent location has also been decided. Soccer fans will head to Dortmund’s arts and culture district opposite the main train station when the museum opens in 2014.

The slogan will be “We Are Soccer” and everything to do with the phenomenon around the round leather ball will be showcased in a way to raise fans’ emotions in an experience-oriented exhibition covering the sport’s historical and current context.

Highlights will be the Trophy Room with the most valuable cups won by Germany’s national and club teams, and a Hall of Fame for great German sports personalities.

›› www.dfb-fussballmuseum.de