Introduction to the 2024 European Championship Venue: Gelsenkirchen Schalke Arena

5/8/2024 3:03:04 PM

    One of the venues for the 2024 European Championship is the Gelsenkirchen Schalke Arena, located in the center of the Ruhr industrial zone with a population of 250000. It is a city that thrives due to coal mining and steelmaking (hence the nickname "City of Thousand Flames"). It has trained excellent football players through the local club Schalke 04.

    Gelsenkirchen's European Championship matches:

    Group C of the European Championship on June 17th: Serbia vs England (Gelsenkirchen, 03:00)

    Group B of the European Championship on June 21st: Spain vs Italy (Gelsenkirchen, 03:00)

    On June 27th, in the group stage of the European Championship, Group F: In the playoffs, Group C champions vs. Belgium and Portugal (Gelsenkirchen, 03:00)

    July 1st UEFA Europa League Round of 16: Group C 1st vs D/E/F 3rd (Gelsenkirchen), 00:00

    Ovshark Arena Capacity: 50000

    The Schalke Stadium, the host of the 2024 European Championship, opened in August 2001 and serves as the home ground for seven time German champions and the 1996/97 UEFA Cup champions Schalke. The OvSchalke Stadium is located in the center of Germany's 11th largest city, Gelsenkirchen, and can accommodate 50000 people to participate in the 2024 European Championship, but can accommodate 62000 people to participate in domestic competitions. The Ovshark Arena is a multi-purpose arena with a retractable roof and a slide out court. It has hosted major entertainment events in its history and was one of the venues for the 2010 Ice Hockey World Championships. It also holds a popular biathlon competition at the end of each year. In 2004, Porto defeated Monaco in the UEFA Champions League final at Gelsenkirchen and won the championship at Schalke Stadium. Two years later, this field was used for the four group stage matches of the 2006 World Cup, as well as the penalty shootout between Portugal and England in the quarter finals.

    Who is the city ambassador of Gelsenkirchen?

    Asa Moa, a Ghanaian born striker, played for Schalke in Gelsenkirchen for a long time. From 2001 to 2006, he played 43 games for the German team and now works behind the scenes in Schalke.

    Top tourist attractions in Gelsenkirchen:

    Relax in North Star Park, which is the size of 130 football fields and is a great place for walking or cycling. It has a huge adventure playground, caf é, beer garden, a highly acclaimed restaurant, and a convenient place for boating along the Rhine Elne Canal.

    Participating in performances such as opera, ballet, and orchestral music at the Ravel Musical Theatre left a deep impression both inside and outside. It has been rated as one of the most famous theaters of modern times, with two different performance spaces.

    The deep underground Horst Castle provides an interactive perspective on 15th and 16th century life, and the Zeche Hugo coal mine, which was closed in 1997, has reopened as a monument to the status of coal mines in urban culture and their football club Schalke.