* Address: Arenaring 1, Gelsenkirchen
* Country: Germany
* Capacity: 61,000
* Opened: 13 August 2001
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Schalke (football)
Extra stadium info – VELTINS-Arena
The VELTINS-Arena, formerly known as the Arena AufSchalke, is known as a venue for concerts, football, handball, ice hockey and motorcycle speedway. On 9 June 2006, it hosted its first-ever FIFA World Cup match, which was won by the national football team of Ecuador after defeating Poland. The second FIFA World Cup match at the stadium was won by the Czech Republic after defeating the United States. In 2010, a crowd of 77,000 saw the national ice hockey team of Germany defeat the United States at the stadium. It set a then world record attendance for ice hockey. FC Schalke 04 use the VELTINS-Arena for home games. They are among the most popular German sports clubs. Schalke became one of the most valuable sports clubs in the world. They were crowned German football champions in 1934 for the first time in their history.