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Veltins-Arena Stadium

Find the cheapest hotel rooms in Gelsenkirchen beside the Veltins Arena football ground, home of FC Schalke 04.

Location of Veltins Arena Stadium : the football ground is located in the north of Gelsenkirchen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The stadium is located close to the A2 Autobahn or motorway, which runs from Dortmund to Oberhausen, and around 7km from the city centre.

Nearest main train station : the closest railway station Gelsenkirchen Hauptbahnhof. To reach the stadium, take tram No. 302 from the lower level of Gelsenkirchen train station in the direction of Gelsenkirchen-Buer as far as the "Veltins Arena" stop on Schumacher Strasse.

Gelsenkirchen main railway station is served mainly by regional (RE/RB) trains and not by long distance (ICE) Intercity Express trains. The city of Essen, which about 10 minutes away, and Dortmund, which is around 25 away, are served by long distance German trains.

Nearest airport : the closest international airports are Düsseldorf Airport, Dortmund Airport, Dusseldorf Weeze and Cologne Airport.

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Gelsenkirchen places to stay. See the cheapest rates for cheap accommodation in around the football ground of Schalke 04, the Veltins Arena. Discounted Rates !

Schalke 04 football club is based at the Veltins Arena football stadium, located in Gelsenkirchen, a city located in North Rhine-Westphalia Germany. It's one of the biggest football clubs of Germany and plays in the Bundesliga.

Various hotels, b&b's, cheaper hostels and flats can be found within easy reach of the football ground. Accommodation offering free WiFi and free car parking within close distance of the stadium. The nearest hotels are the Courtyard by Marriott Gelsenkirchen and cheaper Hotel Arena. Popular hotels in the centre of Gelsenkirchen are Ibis Gelsenkirchen en InterCityHotel Gelsenkirchen.

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Veltins Arena - FC Schalke 04 - Gelsenkirchen Germany

Veltins Arena Football Stadium -- has been known under various names including the SchalkeArena and the AufArena since it was constructed in 2001. Now the football club have signed a multi-year deal with the Brewers Veltins to sponsor the stadium. The Veltins Arena is not only used for football but also for operas, pop concerts, ice hockey, etc..

On 13 August 2001 a new age began for FC Schalke 04. At an inauguration ceremony full of atmosphere the Royal Blues ushered in the era of the VELTINS ARENA. The traditional German club had built itself a new home, a home that in terms of functionality and modernity represented a quantum leap, not only in comparison with its predecessor, the Park Stadium. With its retractable pitch, closable roof, movable South Stand and videocube, the Arena immediately assumed the mantle of Europe's most modern stadium. Hi-tech that ensures that football matches can be staged in front of 61,481 fans (and more than 70,000 for pop concerts) 365 days a year.

Yet the Arena has also built up an impressive reputation outside the realm of major events. Whether it's a meeting or an anniversary, a congress or an office party, a registry office marriage or a church wedding, the ultra-modern venue with its elegant and cosy ambience is well placed to cope with any requirement. And so, observers soon come to realise what the extraordinary technology already suggests - the Arena AufSchalke is more than just a stadium.

It hosted the 2004 UEFA Champions League final and 5 matches in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Club -- Fußball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04

Club Colours -- Blue and White

League -- Bundesliga

Nickname Schalke 04 -- Die Königsblauen (The Royal Blues), Die Knappen (The Miners)

Founded -- 4 may 1904

Stadium -- Veltins Arena

Capacity -- 61,673 for League Matches, 54,142 for International Matches

Opened -- 2001

Address -- Ernst-Kuzorra-Weg 1, 45891 Gelsenkirchen Germany

Phone -- +49 209 36180

Website -- FC Schalke 04

Most league appearances -- Klaus Fichtel (477)

Most league goals -- Klaus Fischer (182)

Record victory -- FC Bayern München 0-7 Schalke (Bundesliga, 9 October 1976)

Record defeat -- VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach 11-0 Schalke (Bundesliga, 7 January 1967)

Air Connections : Nearest Airports are Dusseldorf Airport ( 45 km ) and Flughafen Dortmund ( 50 km ).

Düsseldorf Airport is the biggest and busiest airport in the area. Adjacent to the terminal building is the S-Bahn train station from where trains run both to the city centre and beyond. To reach Gelsenkirchen you will need to travel to the latter station and catch a RE3 train. Currently Air Berlin fly to Düsseldorf from London Stansted and British Airways fly from LHR Heathrow, Birmingham BHX and Manchester MAN. You may also find Lufthansa flying into the city from Newcastle and Birmingham.

Dortmund airport is located approximately 35 miles to the east of the Gelsenkirchen. It's served mainly by budget carriers including Easyjet from London Luton. From Dortmund airport, the easiest way to travel to Gelsenkirchen town centre is via the special bus service to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof which takes journey 25 minutes. From Dortmund hbf catch the hourly S-Bahn line 2 train to Gelsenkirchen Hauptbahnhof.

Ryanair currently fly to Düsseldorf Weeze airport which is around 40 miles north west of the city centre and is linked by a regular bus service.

Hotels near Railway Stations -- See our very cheap prices for hotels near by train stations in Germany.

Cheap hotels near Veltins Arena stadium Schalke

Courtyard by Marriott Gelsenkirchen - ( 0.7 km from Veltins Arena )

Whether traveling for business or fun, Courtyard by Marriott makes all of your travels successful by providing exactly what you need: spacious, thoughtful guest rooms;a hot breakfast buffet and...

Hotel Monopol - ( 2.9 km from Schalke 04 Football Stadium Veltins Arena )

Feel relax and happy in a privately led atmosphere with 30 rooms near to the motorway as well as to the Veltins arena.

Hotel Arena - ( 0.7 km from Football Stadium Veltins Arena FC Schalke 04 )

The hotel is located just a short walk away from the Veltins-Arena, the soccer stadium of the FC Schalke 04 and event location of concerts and other events.