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Stadium information
Full nameVeltins-Arena
Former namesArena AufSchalke
FIFA World Cup Stadium, Gelsenkirchen (2006 FIFA World Cup)
LocationGelsenkirchen, Germany
Built1998 2001
OwnerSchalke 04
OperatorSchalke 04
Construction cost- 192 million
ArchitectHentrich, Petschnigg und Partner
Capacity61,672 (Seating & Terracing)
54,142 (Seating Only)
Record attendanceIce hockey: 77,803
May 7, 2010
2010 IIHF World Championship Opening Game
Field dimensions105 m x 68 m
TenantsSchalke 04

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Veltins-Arena (Originally Arena AufSchalke) is a football stadium in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It opened in 2001, as the new home ground for German Bundesliga club Schalke 04.

It hosted the 2004 UEFA Champions League final and 5 matches in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, including a quarter-final. It has a league capacity of 61,482 (standing and seated) and an international capacity of 53,951 (seated only). The stadium has a retractable roof and a retractable pitch. The naming rights to the stadium were sold on July 1, 2005 to the German brewery Veltins.

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