Gelsenkirchen Stadium, Veltins-Arena Building, FC Schalke 04, Date, Capacity
Gelsenkirchen Stadium Building : Architecture
Veltins-Arena – Ruhrgebeit Football Stadium, Sports Ground in Germany
page updated 24 Aug 2016
Arena Auf Schalke
The Gelsenkirchen Stadium – Arena Auf Schalke, Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Date built: 1998–2001
Architects: Hentrich, Petschnigg und Partner
The Veltins-Arena is a state of the art stadium for the World Cup 2006
Football Club: FC Schalke 04
Concerts & Opera are also held at the Gelsenkirchen Stadium
Gelsenkirchen Stadium : Veltins-Arena
Construction cost: € 191 million approximate
The stadium has a retractable roof and a retractable pitch. The naming rights to the stadium were sold on 1 July 2005 to the German brewery Veltins.
The Veltins-Arena was created as a multi-functional arena of two tiers that completely surround the playing field.
These allow for a league capacity of 62,271 spectators (standing and seated) and an international capacity of 54,740.
For league matches, the North stand is left as standing rows (capacity: 16,307) to accommodate the Schalke 04 fans, while for international matches, these are converted to seats (capacity: 8,600). The 72 VIP lounges form a ring around the entire stadium, separating the first tier from the second tier. On the main Western grandstand, the VIP capacity is increased by a second level of lounges directly beneath the main belt.
The foundation for the stadium was created out of cast concrete and 600,000 m3 of packed slag. These were packed into mounds to support the four main stands, which were made out of pre-fabricated, reinforced concrete sections.
Football Stadium building in the general Ruhrgebeit area:
Müngersdorfer Stadion, Köln, Germany
Gerkan, Marg & Partners
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, north west Germany, northern Europe
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