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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  • August 17, 2017
    We go there to watch the football match between schalke - PAOK ! Security its horrible ! We wait for 25 minutes out of the stadium and the match has already started!  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    It is worth to visit this stadium, even if you are not a Schalke fan. The roof, which opens and closes, the retractable turf, the good service in the Viplounge, many reasons to come to Gelsenkirchen.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Very impressive. Even if you are not a Schalke fan. Worth for soccer, concerts or just an arena tour. Stupid is when GroupOn cheaper.
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  • 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.

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