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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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  • It was my first time at Veltins Arena and I was really impressed. Fantastic facilities. I recommend a visit not only to soccer fans.  more »
  • It's a very organized stadium. I like the paying process they have, you need to get a card for 20€ of you want to buy food, drinks and so on. YOU HAVE TO. But there is a possibility for you to buy a b...  more »
  • Went on a tour with my wife and in fact, we were the only 2 on it!! Faboulous arena and we were able to see all through it, dressing rooms, pitch, media room etc.... We had 2 guides, one who spoke rea...  more »
  • Really impressive place, the arena. Great concept for the people of Gelsenkirchen.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful stadium, very bad parking, takes more than 1 hour to get off the parking
  • Best soccer Stadion in Europe, fantastic crowd
  • 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.