BERLIN (AP) — The Swifties are set to take over the German city formerly known as Gelsenkirchen, where American superstar Taylor Swift will perform three Eras Tour concerts later this month.

In honor of the singer, the city has renamed itself “Swiftkirchen” — at least temporarily — to welcome the tens of thousands of fans expected to attend her shows on July 17, 18 and 19, German news agency dpa reported.

A yellow city sign with the new name — which roughly translates 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.

The Swiftie sign features a pink portrait of the pop icon and is located in the city center. More signs will be placed in “highly frequented locations in Gelsenkirchen in the coming days,” city spokesman Markus Schwardtmann told dpa.

Gelsenkirchen is one of the poorest cities in Germany, a former coal mining town that never recovered from the decline of its main industry. The Ruhr city is known for its football team and a huge stadium that occasionally attracts international entertainers such as Swift.

And there’s more to come in Germany’s Swiftie town.

The American singer will also get her own stone on the Gelsenkirchen Walk of Fame, alongside local notables like football coach Rudi Assauer and writer Ilse Kibgis, and during her concerts the city will host open-air parties with karaoke performances. A “Taylor Swift tram” is already running, dpa reported.

More fan attractions are planned, but they are being kept secret for now. “There will be many big and small surprises, so that the Swifties have plenty to discover in Gelsenkirchen,” says Schwardtmann.

Swift’s Gelsenkirchen concerts are sold out and will take place in the 70,000-capacity Veltins Arena at Schalke Stadium. Further Eras Tour shows are planned for Hamburg and Munich.