Fan information for the match in Schalke

The TSG Hoffenheim fan representatives have put together all the important information needed to prepare supporters travelling to the upcoming Bundesliga match away to FC Schalke 04 (Saturday at 20:30 CET / Live Ticker at

Transport Information

  • The Veltins Arena can be accessed by car via either the A2 or A42 Autobahn.
  • To arrive at the parking zone for away fans, follow "Berni-Klodt-Weg".
  • The parking zone E2 is free of charge for cars. Buses are subject to a €20 parking charge in the Gelsenwasser parking zone.
  • A shuttle bus service runs from the main train station in Gelsenkirchen to the stadium. The shuttle bus can be boarded from the southern exit of the station.

General Information

  • Please be aware that the entrance points for the seating and standing areas are separate.
  • Those in possession of a ticket for the standing area should follow the signpost for Hermann-Eppenhoff-Weg, which leads to entrance ''Süd''.
  • Away fans in possession of a ticket for the seating area should follow Berni-Klodt-Weg to entrance ''Ost 2''.
  • The stadium will open two hours prior to kick-off (18:30 CET).
  • Bags/rucksacks which are bigger than DIN A4 size may not be brought into the arena. A free bag deposit service is available at both the ''Süd'' and ''Ost 2'' entrances.
  • Payment in the Veltins Arena is only possible using the ''Knappenkarte'' payment card. These can be acquired in the area for away fans.
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