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VELTINS-Arena, Gelsenkirchen

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Home to the German Bundesliga soccer club, VELTINS-Arena opened in 2001 to much fanfare. The current name was given to the stadium after he Veltins brewing company purchased it. The two-tiered structure allows thousands of fans to pack in, including the VIPs who fill the 72 boxes circling the stadium. Although the arena is primarily used for soccer matches, it hosts other events throughout the year, including operas, stock car races, and even heavyweight championships. Plan to visit VELTINS-Arena during your Gelsenkirchen vacation using our convenient Gelsenkirchen vacation route planner.
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Reviews
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  • Worth a visit in def Veltins arena always. Naturally particularly, if a victory for Schalke adorns the day!
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  • I was now in some event halls and in almost all stages of the Bundesliga in Germany! The Veltins arena, which is really one of the most modern arenas in Germany. Whether the thing with the pure - and rough wheeled lawn is so useful, not once. But the pay system is standard now everywhere and also benefits! (Hygiene/speed) In addition, it must be said the arena inside and out is very neat and suitably expanded. For comparison - even if maybe some nicer looks the Alianzarena from the outside, the ceiling are not even disguised there inside. Events in the Veltins arena were so far alone is very impressive due to the size. The parking situation has positive and negative sides! There is paid parking where slightly faster coming from the site. There is also free parking behind the arena, where it may take a long time, until you reach the parking lot. However a BurgerKing and next door more alternatives, with which one can bridge the time something is opposite.
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  • Stadium tours are super informative and super organized. It is entered on each question and on children. The stadium itself is often called a "Gymnasium", but the mood and atmosphere is much much better, at concerts and especially games. Definitely playing one of the best stadiums in Europe. A must for any football fan!
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  • Good venue and eat to navigate. The stadium was not full by a long way during our visit but even so the food and toilet queues were long. To buy any food and/or drink you need to pre-load a special payment card from a booth in the arena. Whilst this does speed up transactions at the till it does mean that you are leaving unused currency on the card.
  • A complete and modern arena for the most popular sport of the world. I watch with friends Shalke vs Köln. Unfortunately Shalke lost. But all the rest was very pleasant during our visit to the stadium. For food, as expected in Germany, sausages, or schnitzel in bread. The beer was quite cheap too.
  • Grosse geräumige arena. 34 kiosk Stände verteilt in der Arena. Teure Stadion Preise.
  • Concert was awesome = 5 Stars but the Veltins Arena overall not so much. "Knappenkarten" are used to pay for everything inside the Arena, probably would be a good idea to accept Debit & Credit cards as well to even get one but they only accept cash. I agree it would be a little problematic so just get rid of the whole Knappenkarten system. Don't get me started on the parking, worst parking ever. I've never seen such an unorganised parking situation & it's not even for free (5€)! Would've given it 1 star but the concert was awesome so I'll be nice about it with 2 stars.
  • Going there and leaving is chaos ... Transportation should be more considerate