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Gelsenkirchen

This stadium boasts of amenities like removable playing surface, giant video cube, a retractable roof and electronic admission controls.

india Updated: May 11, 2006 18:18 IST

Completed in 2001, the Gelsenkirchen World Cup stadium is ranked as a five-star stadium by the Union of European Football Associations. Built at a cost of € 191 million, it is expected to acquire the status of a six-star stadium, owing to its state-of-the art architecture and facilities.

Gelsenkirchen stadium boasts of amenities like removable playing surface, giant video cube, a retractable roof and electronic admission controls, among others.

Currentlyhome toSchalke 04, the stadium has already staged 150 events with over 8 million spectators.

First Published: May 05, 2006 13:58 IST