Schalke04 is a football club from the Ruhr region, next to the Dutch border. The home ground is called the Veltins Arena (or the Arena auf Schalke) and the capacity is 62,673. The Veltins Arena looks a bit of the Amsterdam Arena from the inside. The biggest rival of Schalke04 is their neighbour Borussia Dortmund, only 20 minutes away.
How to buy tickets for Schalke04?
It is much easier to get tickets for Schalke04 than for Borussia Dortmund. The schedule of the ticket sale can be found on the homepage of Schalke04. Here can be found when a particular match will go on sale. Like every football club will have members first the possibility to purchase tickets before the general sale starts. The fanatics of Schalke04 are behind goal between N1 to N6.
Purchasing tickets in the general sale requires an account, free to create at the website of Schalke04. Once an account have been created and the general sale has started it is possible to see how many tickets are available per section. Also a credit card is necessary for foreigners to purchase the tickets. The tickets will be shipped via mail to your home address, so please make sure you fill in the right address when creating an account.
The price of a single ticket for the season 2016-2017 varies between 15-52 euro per ticket. The matches against Borussia Dortmund an Bayern Munich will cost 10 euro more.
Tip 1: Schalke04 has also a ticket market place, where seasons ticket holders can sell their seats for a single match when they can’t make it themselves. Have a look at the market place (last minute) when your desired match is already sold out.
Tip 2: The away stand is often not sold out. Try to get tickets via the away club to get tickets for the away stand. These tickets are often cheaper than tickets for the home stands. Get in contact with the customers service of the away team or try to buy tickets on their website.