|Full name||Veltins Arena|
|Construction cost||€192 million|
|Architect||Hentrich, Petschnigg und Partner|
FIFA World Cup Stadium, Gelsenkirchen (2006 FIFA World Cup)
53,951 (Seating Only)
The Veltins Arena is a football stadium in the German city of Gelsenkirchen that is considered one of the most modern stadiums in the world. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English is a place or venue for (mostly outdoor Sports Concerts or other events consisting Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Gelsenkirchen (ˌgɛlzənˈkɪʁçən is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Originally named the Arena AufSchalke, it opened in 2001 as the new home ground for the Bundesliga football club FC Schalke 04. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Below is a list of football clubs in Germany. It contains all clubs that have played in the Bundesliga, 2 FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04, commonly FC Schalke 04, is a German football club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen It hosted the 2004 UEFA Champions League final and 5 matches in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, including a quarter-final. The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament Accredited as a UEFA Five-Star Stadium, it has a league capacity of 61,482 (standing and seated) and an international capacity of 53,951 (seated only). The Union of European Football Associations (Union des associations européennes de football is the administrative and controlling body for European football. The naming rights to the stadium were sold on July 1, 2005 to the German brewery Veltins. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A brewery is a dedicated building for the making of Beer, though beer can be made in the home and has been for much of beer's history Brauerei C & A Veltins, is a German Brewery in the west German city of Meschede-Grevenstein.
Plans to construct a new stadium emerged in the late 1990s, as fans and managers sought to move out of the outdated Parkstadion, and create a thoroughly modern multifunctional arena. Parkstadion is a multi-use Stadium in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, that is no longer used to host any major events Following Schalke 04's historic 1997 victory in the UEFA Cup, and the club's upcoming 100th anniversary in 2004, the contract to construct a €186 million stadium was given in 1998 to the German construction firm HBM. The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA.
The site chosen for Schalke 04's new stadium is in the direct vicinity of the old Parkstadion, on an extensive piece of club owned property known as the "Berger Feld". Unfortunately, two mine shafts of the "Consolidation" and "Hugo" coal-mines run directly beneath this field at a depth of 800 m. These shafts (in use until 2000) would have caused unwanted shifts and tensions that could have compromised the structural integrity of the stadium. To avoid this, the main axis was rotated from the classic North-South arrangement to a Northeast-Southwest alignment, making the arena parallel to the mines.
The Veltins Arena was created as a multi-functional arena of two tiers that completely surround the playing field. These allow for a league capacity of 61,524 spectators (standing and seated) and an international capacity of 53,994. For league matches, the North stand is left as standing rows (capacity: 16,307) to accommodate the Schalke 04 fans, while for international matches, these are converted to seats (capacity: 8,600). The 72 VIP lounges form a ring around the entire stadium, separating the first tier from the second tier. On the main Western grandstand, the VIP capacity is increased by a second level of lounges directly beneath the main belt.
The foundation for the stadium was created out of cast concrete and 600,000 m³ of packed slag, a waste product from the local coal mines. These were packed into mounds to support the four main stands, which were made out of pre-fabricated, reinforced concrete sections. Leading into the four corners of the arena are 4. 50 m x 4. 50 m tunnels, which serve both as access for construction and assembly, and as ventilation for the interior.
The Veltins Arena features a Teflon-coated fiberglass canvas retractable roof, which spans the entire stadium. Teflon is a Registered trademark and Brand name of the DuPont company for products made from three types of fluorine-containing polymers ( Fluoropolymers The roof is supported by a rectangular truss that is suspended above the field, which is in turn connected to the main building via 24 steel pylons. In Architecture and Structural engineering, a truss is a structure comprising one or more triangular units constructed with straight slender members whose The center of the roof can be opened into two halves, allowing for an opened and covered stadium, depending on weather and venue. In order to reduce the exterior noise of up to 105 decibels during concerts, a second layer of Teflon-coated fiberglass canvas was added over the first, creating a dampening air cushion. The decibel ( dB) is a logarithmic unit of measurement that expresses the magnitude of a physical quantity (usually power or intensity relative to Hanging 25m over the center of the pitch are four video screens, each with a surface area of 35m². The centrally suspended scoreboard, similar to those found inside indoor sports areas, was the first of its kind in football stadia, and has since been copied in the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt. The Waldstadion (official name Commerzbank-Arena) is a 52300 seat football Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany.
Like the Sapporo Dome in Japan and University of Phoenix Stadium in the United States, and Gelredome in the The Netherlands before it, the Veltins Arena features a slide out pitch. The is a Stadium located in Toyohira-ku Sapporo, Japan, and is primarily used for football and Baseball. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. University of Phoenix Stadium is a multipurpose football Stadium located in Glendale Arizona. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Gelredome is the home stadium of Vitesse in the city of Arnhem in the Netherlands. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands Supported by 11,400t substructure, the playing field can be moved in and out of the stadium within 4 hours. This has several advantages:
In order to provide for over 60,000 spectators, the Veltins Arena is equipped with an abundance of catering facilities. With 15 small restaurants, 50 grilling stations and 35 cafés, the stadium can serve up to 2,500 kg of sausages, 7,000 pretzels, and 1,000 m² of pizza in one day. These catering areas are connected to a 5 km long beer-line, supplying them with roughly 52,000 litres of beer per matchday.
The Veltins Arena has hosted an array of important venues, including the UEFA Champions League final of 2004, and concerts by Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Herbert Grönemeyer. See also List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winners The UEFA Champions League, which evolved from the European Champion Clubs' Cup is a seasonal club "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Bon Jovi is an American Hard rock band from Sayreville New Jersey. Herbert Arthur Wiglev Clamor Grönemeyer (born April 12, 1956) is a German Musician and Actor popular in Germany, During the renovation of the Rheinstadion in Düsseldorf, it also served as the temporary home of the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe. Düsseldorf (ˈdʏsəldɔɐf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Rhein Fire were a professional American football team in NFL Europa, formerly the World League of American Football. NFL Europa was an American football league which operated in Europe from 1991 until 2007. The true multi-functionality of the stadium was put to a test in May 2004 when the Veltins Arena hosted a pop-concert, one Bundesliga match and one NFL Europe game within 96 hours. Other venues were Biathlon competitions, stock car races and operas. Highly acclaimed, the Veltins-Arena served as a model for the University of Phoenix Stadium, which opened as the new home of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals in 2006. University of Phoenix Stadium is a multipurpose football Stadium located in Glendale Arizona. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football team based in Glendale Arizona, just outside of Phoenix. This stadium in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale shares features such as a retractable roof and a slide-out pitch with its German counterpart. Phoenix (ˈfiːˌnɪks O'odham Skikik, Yavapai Wasinka, Western Apache Fiinigis, Navajo Hoozdo, Glendale ( is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, located about nine miles northwest from Downtown Phoenix.
The stadium was one of the venues for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament However, because FIFA controls all sponsorship associated with its tournaments (including that of competition venues), the arena was called FIFA World Cup Stadium Gelsenkirchen during the World Cup.
The following games were played at the stadium during the 2006 World Cup:
|Date||Time(CET)||Team #1||Res.||Team #2||Round||Attendance|
|2006-06-09||21. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 53 - Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia 62 - Claudia Octavia commits 00||Poland||0-2||Ecuador||Group A||52,000|
|2006-06-12||18. The Poland national football team (Reprezentacja Polski w piłce nożnej is the national football team of Poland, under the auspices of the Polish The Ecuador national football team is the national team of Ecuador and is governed by the Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol. Play in Group A of the 2006 FIFA World Cup completed on June 20 2006. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1381 - Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath. 00||United States||0-3||Czech Republic||Group E||52,000|
|2006-06-16||15. The United States men's national soccer team is the national Soccer team of the United States for men and is controlled by the United States Soccer The Czech national football team is the national football team of the Czech Republic controlled by the Football Association of the Czech Republic. Play in Group E of the 2006 FIFA World Cup completed on June 22 2006. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1487 - Battle of Stoke Field, the last dying breath of the Wars of the Roses. 00||Argentina||6-0||Serbia and Montenegro||Group C||52,000|
|2006-06-21||16. The Argentina national football team is the national football team of Argentina and is controlled by the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA The Serbia national football team ( Serbian: Фудбалска репрезентација Србије / Fudbalska reprezentacija Srbije) represents Serbia Play in Group C of the 2006 FIFA World Cup completed on June 21 2006. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. 00||Portugal||2-1||Mexico||Group D||52,000|
|2006-07-01||17. The Portugal national football team is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF finishing 4th at the last World Cup. The Mexican national football team is controlled by the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol and represents Mexico in international football competition Play in Group D of the 2006 FIFA World Cup completed on 21 June 2006. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. 00||England||0-0 (1-3 PEN)||Portugal||Quarterfinals||52,000|
The Veltins-Arena hosted the final Grand Prix of the 2007 motorcycle speedway World Championship season on 13 October 2007, the 2007 Speedway Grand Prix of Germany, the 100th Grand Prix in the history of the competition. The 2007 Speedway Grand Prix of Germany was the eleventh race of the 2007 Speedway Grand Prix season Event format The format for 2007 is a revision on that used in 2006 with 16 riders taking part in each Grand Prix and over the course of 20 heats each rider will race against every Motorcycle speedway, usually referred to as speedway, is a Motorcycle sport involving four and sometimes up to six riders competing over four anti-clockwise Speedway World Championship Competitions The World Championship of Speedway is an international competition between the highest ranked speedway riders of the world Events 54 - Nero ascends to the Roman throne 409 - Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees It was billed as "The richest minute in motorsport". The winner of the event won US$100,000 by virtue of winning the final heat of the event, with each heat taking about one minute to complete. 25,000 fans saw the Grand Prix won by Swedish rider Andreas Jonsson, who beat American Greg Hancock, and Australians, Jason Crump and Leigh Adams in the final. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Andreas Karl Rune Jonsson (born September 3 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden) is an international Motorcycle speedway rider who was a member of the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Gregory Alan "Greg" Hancock (born June 3, 1970 in Whittier, California, USA) is an American Motorcycle speedway For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Jason Phillip Crump (born August 6 1975 in Bristol, England is an Australian international Motorcycle speedway rider Leigh Scott Adams (born April 28 1971 in Mildura, Australia) is an Australian Motorcycle speedway rider World Champion, Nicki Pedersen who went out of the competition at the Semi-Final stage was crowned World Champion and it was also announced that the winner of the German Grand Prix in 2008, which will be held on 11 October at the Veltins-Arena, will receive US$200,000. Nicki Pedersen (born 2 April 1977 in Odense, Denmark) is a Danish Motorcycle speedway rider The 2008 Speedway Grand Prix season will be the fourteenth season in the Speedway Grand Prix era and is used to determine the Speedway World Champion. Events 1138 - A massive earthquake struck Aleppo, Syria. 1531 - Huldrych Zwingli is killed 
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