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Veltins Arena
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Veltins Arena
Full name Veltins Arena
Former name(s) Arena AufSchalke (2001–2005)
Owners FC Schalke 04
Location Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Built 1998–2001
Opened 13 August 2001
Tenants Schalke 04
Capacity 61,673
Field dimensions 105 × 68 m

Arena AufSchalke is a football stadium in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It opened on 13 August 2001, as the new home ground for Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04.

It hosted the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final and five matches at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, including a quarter-final. It has a capacity of 62,271 (standing and seated) for league matches and 54,740 (seated only) for international matches. The stadium has a retractable roof and a retractable pitch. The naming rights to the stadium were sold on 1 July 2005 to German brewery Veltins.

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Bundesliga stadiums 2018-19

Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich) · BayArena (Bayer Leverkusen) · Borussia-Park (Borussia Mönchengladbach) · Commerzbank-Arena (Eintracht Frankfurt) · Esprit Arena (Fortuna Düsseldorf) · HDI-Arena (Hannover 96) · Max-Morlock-Stadion (1. FC Nürnberg) · Mercedes-Benz Arena (VfB Stuttgart) · Olympiastadion (Hertha BSC) · Opel Arena (Mainz 05) · Red Bull Arena (RB Leipzig) · Schwarzwald-Stadion (SC Freiburg) · Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund) · Veltins-Arena (Schalke 04) · Volkswagen Arena (VfL Wolfsburg) · Weser-Stadion (Werder Bremen) · Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena (1899 Hoffenheim) · WWK Arena (FC Augsburg)

2006 FIFA World Cup stadiums

FIFA WM-Stadion Dortmund · FIFA WM-Stadion Frankfurt · FIFA WM-Stadion Gelsenkirchen · FIFA WM-Stadion Hamburg · FIFA WM-Stadion Hannover · FIFA WM-Stadion Köln · FIFA WM-Stadion München · Frankenstadion · Fritz-Walter-Stadion · Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion · Olympiastadion · Zentralstadion

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