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Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen
(4.2/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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
TripAdvisor
  • The most beautiful Stadium in the world! Countless times here have been and fascinating time and again on the new! Absolutely top mood! Beer tastes well ;)
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  • Atmosphere was great, evening was hammer - have fun & no problems, I am enthusiastic about the arena.
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  • During our first visit, we found the stairs to our seats and everything else on the first attempt. Good signage and friendly folder, that fits. The mood at the home game of Schalke 04 was great, great us honest audience. Who rolling and working on the game field is supported by the audience.
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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