A unique variety of programs, technical superlatives that are constantly evolving and an amazing atmosphere make the VELTINS-Arena one of the most impressive multifunctional arenas in Europe. With a successful mix of entertainment, sports and music events, the arena has been setting new standards constantly for over 16 years now.
Already more than 25 million people watched international and national music highlights such as U2, Robbie Williams, Bon Jovi, AC / DC, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Depeche Mode, Helene Fischer, Herbert Grönemeyer or PUR, listened to opera productions such as Carmen and Aida or cheered at sporting events such as the Biathlon on Schalke, the Ice Hockey World Cup 2010, the boxing events with Klitschko and the UEFA Champions League Final 2004.
„The world has never seen such a stadium,“ said former FIFA President Joseph Blatter at the stadium opening. The arena is consistently setting new standards, and that not only in terms of its multifunctionality. State-of-the-art stage and a completely reworked audio technology, the new video cube installed in the summer of 2016, the retractable grass field, sliding stands, the closeable roof or the RFID-based payment system “Knappenkarte” are just a few of the technical highlights that make the arena a true masterpiece.