FC Schalke ‘04 was founded in the Schalke district in Gelsenkirchen in 1904. Book your football trip to Gelsenkirchen and experience the great atmosphere in and around the Veltins Arena. The home matches of Schalke are nearly always a sell-out, and with a total capacity of 61,673 it’s one of Germany’s biggest stadiums.
Schalke 04 is not just a professional German football club, but a multi-sports club. With 155,000 members, the club is the second-largest sports club in Germany, following up on Bayern Munich. Schalke 04 has won 7 German championships, 5 DFB-Pokals, 1 DFL-Supercup and 1 UEFA Cup. The recent years Schalke hasn’t been able to conquer any titles, but they always settle for a high position, together with Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach. Other teams that battle for these positions are Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Vfl Wolfsburg and FC Augsburg.
Last season, for the first time in 11 years, Schalke 04 ended in the 14th position in the Bundesliga; not a great perfomance for the club from Gelsenkirchen. Head coach Domenico Tedesco got sacked and was temporarily replaced by Huub Stevens. Now, they have appointed ex-Huddersfield boss David Wagner as Schalke’s new head coach. The highly-motivated German, who played for Schalke between 1995 – 1997 himself, will do anything to get Schalke back to the top position of the Bundesliga again.
Schalke has a long-standing rivalry with Ruhr-neighbours Borussia Dortmund, one of the most widespread and well-known rivalries in German football. The match between the two teams is also referred to as Revierderby or Kohlenpottderby. The tension is huge for these games and the atmosphere even greater than usual; definitely a game to put on your bucket list.
After visiting a Schalke-game, Gelsenkirchen is a great city to drink a beer and hang out and enjoy the nightlife.
Football trips to Schalke ‘04 with Number 1 Football Travel are always perfectly organised. We guarantee group seating up to 3 people together with good views of the field. All our hotel accommodations include breakfast and are located in the city centre.
Should you have any further questions regarding the Schalke ‘04 matches please let us know and we’ll be happy to help you.
Wishing you a great football trip to Schalke ‘04!
Please note that the exact times and dates of the Bundesliga matches are usually confirmed by the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga 6-8 weeks before the match. Due to European competition and live TV broadcast the time and day of the match can be changed. Therefore our package deals are mostly from Saturday till Monday to cover all possible match dates. Of course it is possible to book 1 night once the dates have been confirmed. You will recognize these confirmed matches by the orange ‘date confirmed’ sticker.