VELTINS Arena Gelsenkirchen – Football culture and high-calibre events

Does football make your heart race? Then you must pay a visit to the famous football stadium at Schalke, the home of FC Schalke 04! ‘Comin’ to Schalke?’ Someone wouldn’t be surprised by the grammar here, but rather the answer ‘No’. Because everyone in Gelsenkirchen is proud of their beloved club FC Schalke 04. And attending an exciting football match is the topping on your trip to the Ruhr region, like the mustard on your stadium hotdog. Should you not be able to get a ticket for a Bundesliga match, which admittedly can be difficult, you can still visit the Schalke Museum or go on an exciting stadium tour. Here, real fans show you their second home, including the players’ tunnel, dressing rooms and pitch!

There’s not only football in the Veltins Arena

As a multi-purpose arena, Veltins Arena also plays host to other events and functions as a concert hall and venue for the popular Schalke Biathlon or festivals, such as Rock im Pott. At the push of a button, the football stadium becomes an event location with endless possibilities. The ‘Schalke Arena’ is as flexible as the people here.

Important information at a glance

Kurt-Schumacher-Strasse 284 a
45891 Gelsenkirchen
Tel.: +49 180 6221904*
E-mail: kundenservice(at)

You will find information on events, stadium tours and FC Schalke 04 on the VELTINS Arena website.

*(€0.20 / call from a landline, max. €0.60 / call from a mobile.)