Veltins Arena

The Veltins Arena is a multifunctional stadium located in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The stadium is predominantly used by the German club Schalke 04, and it has seating stands, as well as standing stands.

Visit the convivial Veltins Arena

The stadium, which was called Arena AufSchalke until 2005, opened in 2001 and is seen as one of the most modern stadiums. This is mainly due to the retractable roof and retractable field of the stadium. The Veltins Arena and the Volksparkstadion are the only two stadiums that have a retractable field. The capacity of the stadium is 54,142 during international matches, due to UEFA’s regulation of only allowing to be seated during these matches. The stadium is predominantly used by the popular German club Schalke 04. Many international matches take place at the stadium and the Veltins Arena hosted the 2004 Champions League finals.

Former stadiums

Schalke 04 played in other stadiums before settling in Veltins Arena. They started playing at the Glückauf-Kampfbahn in 1928. They moved to the multifunctional Parkstadion because their previous stadium became too small. Athletics matches and concerts were hosted at the Parkstadion. One year after the Parkstadion had opened, five matches of the World Cup were hosted there. Schalke 04 played their last match in the stadium in 2001 and moved to their current stadium. 191 million euros were spent on the construction of the Veltins Arena. The stadium is also used for concerts and other sports events.

Visit Veltins Arena?

There are two ways to get to the Veltins Arena from Gelsenkirchen’s city centre. One of them is as follows: board tram 302 towards GE Buer Rathaus Gelsenkirchen and disembark at Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena. You could also hop on bus 384 towards HER Wanne-Eickel Hbf at Gelsenkirchen Lockhofstrasse and disembark at Gelsenkirches Grillostrasse. From there, you board tram 302 towards GE Buer Rathaus and disembark at Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena. From this platform, you’ll walk into the stadium within five minutes. Both options take around 30 minutes. Would you like to visit an amazing match of Schalke 04 in the fantastic Veltins Arena? Then you should book your football trip to Schalke 04 and experience it yourself!

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