Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

FIFA Strasse 20, P.O Box 8044 Zurich, Switzerland, +41 (0) 43 222 7777

International journalist party in Dortmund – for the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup

North Rhine-Westphalia is the nexus of German football – and, during the World Cup, the football heart of the world.

Especially in Dortmund, the site of the World Cup semi-final. Spend the evening before the big game in an out-of-this-world industrial landscape – and one of the most important centers of innovation in Germany: the "new Dortmund".

You will enjoy relaxed conversation in a casual atmosphere with colleagues from all over the world. Enjoy the cultural and culinary diversity of your host state, North Rhine-Westphalia. Catch up, unwind – and enjoy the show!

ONE – TWO – CHANGE – NRW MEDIA-NIGHT:

MONDAY, JULY 3, 2006, 8:30 P.M.,

GASGEBLÄSEHALLE PHOENIX, DORTMUND

KONRAD-ADENAUER-ALLEE, 44263 DORTMUND

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

Your hosts, the State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the FIFA World Cup Cities of Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen and Cologne.

THE NAME OF THE GAME

ONE – TWO – CHANGE promises to be an exciting evening.

After being welcomed by Jürgen Rüttgers, the State Governor, Gerhard Langemeyer, the Mayor of Dortmund, and a representative of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Organization Committee Germany, you will be treated to an entertaining program of music, acrobatics, light and audio installations.

Not to mention the culinary treats: choice food and beverages from North Rhine-Westphalia.

PLEASE BRING THIS INVITATION AND YOUR FIFA PRESS PASS OR YOUR PRESS CARD TO THE EVENT.

GETTING THERE

SHUTTLE 1: DORTMUND TRAIN STATION

Departs from the Central Bus Station (ZOB) across from the main entrance to the Main Train Station (Hbf)

Dortmund Hbf – Gasgebläsehalle: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., every 15 minutes

Gasgebläsehalle – Dortmund Hbf: 10:30 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., every 15 minutes

SHUTTLE 2: Westfalenhallen Dortmund

Departs from the Goldsaal Building right next to the Press Center

Westfalenhallen (Goldsaal) – Gasgebläsehalle: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., every 15 minutes

Gasgebläsehalle – Westfalenhallen (Goldsaal): 10:30 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., every 15 minutes

GETTING THERE BY CAR

  • Follow A 40 (from the west) or A 44 (from the east) towards Dortmund

  • Continue onto B 1 (Rheinlanddamm) towards Dortmund Zentrum (downtown)

  • Turn onto B 54 (Ruhrallee) towards Hagen, Dortmund-Hörde

  • Leave B 54 at the Rombergpark exit (exit – "Abfahrt"), and take a left onto Nortkirchenstraße (towards Dortmund-Hörde)

  • Follow the signs to the PHOENIX parking lot

  • A shuttle service will take you to Gasgebläsehalle

If you're traveling with a navigation system, please use the name "Nortkirchenstrasse" and not "Konrad-Adenauer-Allee" in the final address because this street is very new.