World Cup 2006 Stadiums in Germany - Gelsenkirchen
[formerly AufSchalke Arena] (new) - 52,000 capacity.
Inaugurated in 2001 at a cost of 192 million euros, the Veltins-Arena
[formerly AufSchalke Arena] is one of Europe's most modern stadiums,
incorporating a moveable roof, a state-of-the-art sound system,
video cubes with 4 screens of 36 square metres each and an extendable
pitch. Described by FIFA President Sepp Blatter as, "a pilot
project for the whole world," the new stadium is located next
to the old Parkstadion.
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Guide to Gelsenkirchen
Getting to Veltins-Arena
The stadium is the home ground of Schalke04.
Line 302 from Bochum Hauptbahnhof via Gelsenkirchen towards GE-Buer
and the Arena AufSchalke.
Buses #380 or #381.
Map: See a map
of Gelsenkirchen and Stadium
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