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Gelsenkirchen - AufSchalke Arena
The AufSchalke Arena opened in August 2001 and within three years hosted a Champions League final, with Porto winners over Monaco in May 2004.
Now a World Cup awaits and the crowning moment will be a quarter-final.
The 52,000-capacity ground is at the cutting edge of stadium technology, incorporating electronic admission, a removable pitch and retractable roof.
Schalke 04's home is now known as the Veltins-Arena after the naming rights were sold to the German brewery.
FIXTURES (all times BST)Fri 9 June (2000): Poland v Ecuador (Gp A)
Mon 12 June (1700): USA v Czech Republic (Gp E)
Fri 16 June (1400): Argentina v Serbia & Montenegro (Gp C)
Wed 21 June (1500): Portugal v Mexico (Gp D)
Sat 1 July (1600): Quarter-final