We have tickets to every Schalke 04 home game this season. Founded in 1904, Schalke has won seven German championships, five DFB-Pokals, one DFL-Supercup and one UEFA Cup. Schalke also succeeded as the first German club to win a cup double in 1937.
Since 2001, Schalke’s stadium has been the Veltins-Arena. Schalke holds a long-standing rivalry with Ruhr neighbours Borussia Dortmund, arguably one of the most widespread and well-known rivalries in German football, and matches between the two teams are referred to as the Revierderby.
Schalke 04 Schedule 2020
3 apr: Fortuna Duesseldorf- Schalke 04 – Buy Schalke Tickets
11 apr: Schalke 04- Werder Bremen – Buy Schalke Tickets
17 apr: Union Berlin- Schalke 04 – Buy Schalke Tickets
24 apr: Schalke 04- Bayer Leverkusen – Buy Schalke Tickets
How to get to the VELTINS-Arena
The VELTINS-Arena is located in the north of Gelsenkirchen in-between the A42 and A2 motorways that cross the city from the east to the west.
If arriving from the A42, take exit 17 Gelsenkirchen-Schalke. Turn north onto the Alfred-Zingler-Straße and follow the road with a left curve for about 2 kilometres. Turn right onto the Kurt-Schumacher-Straße and continue until you see the stadium on the right hand side.
From the A2, take exit Gelsenkirchen-Buer. Turn left at the roundabout, and after a few hundred meters again left onto the Kurt-Schumacher-Straße. After a little more than a kilometre the stadium will show up on your left.
Following the Kurt-Schumacher-Straße south for about 6 kilometres brings you to Gelsenkirchen’s city centre.
If using public transport, the VELTINS-Arena can be reached with tram 302 from Gelsenkirchen’s main railway station (Hauptbahnhof). Take the tram (Stadtbahn) in the direction of GE-Buer and get off after approximately 15 minutes at stop VELTINS-Arena.
Address: Ernst-Kuzorra-Weg 1, 45891 Gelsenkirchen
Eat, drink, and sleep near the VELTINS-Arena
The area around the VELTINS-Arena is of little interest in terms of entertainment, though there are a Multiplex cinema and some food outlets nearby. You can also take a look at the remains of the old Parkstadion.
There are two hotels in the close vicinity of the stadium: the Courtyard by Marriott comes in the high-end category, while the Hotel Arena is for those with a more modest budget.
While there are more hotels in Gelsenkirchen’s city centre, you might also want to consider staying in for example Düsseldorf or Bochum if you want to enjoy the nightlife. Regional trains and the S-Bahn connect both cities with Gelsenkirchen’s main railway station.
VELTINS-Arena stadium tours
Schalke 04 offer guided stadium tours that include access to the press room, changing rooms, business club, and Schalke-Museum. The tours last about 75 minutes.
Tours generally run most days of the week twice a day, but can get cancelled when there is an event at the VELTINS-Arena. Check out the official website for the current schedule. Call +49 (0) 209 3618 900, or email [email protected] for bookings. The tour costs €9.00.
Entrance to the Schalke-Museum only costs €5.00. The museum is opened Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (5:00 pm between March and February). On Saturdays and Sundays the museum opens from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
For more information email [email protected] or call +49 (0) 209 3892 900.