BERLIN (NEWSnet/AP) — Swifties are about to take over the German city formerly known as Gelsenkirchen, where Taylor Swift is set to give three Eras Tour shows.

In honor of the singer, the city temporarily has renamed itself “Swiftkirchen,” to welcome the tens of thousands of fans expected for her shows on July 17-19, news agency dpa reported.

A sign with the name, which translates roughtly to “Swift's Church,” was unveiled Tuesday by Swift fan Aleshanee Westhoff, who suggested the name to the city's mayor and started a petition a few weeks ago. Mayor Karin Welge thanked the teenager for her “great idea” in a letter accepting the proposal.

Swift also will receive a stone on Gelsenkirchen Walk of Fame.

Her concerts in Gelsenkirchen will take place at Veltins-Arena on Schalke stadium, which has space for up to 70,000 Swifties. Additional Eras Tour shows are planned for Hamburg and Munich.

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