27.06.2006 English fan zone at the trotting race course To do justice to the anticipated arrival of visitors for the quarter-final match in Gelsenkirchen, the City of Gelsenkirchen has decided to provide an additional public viewing area. The grounds at the trotting race course can hold a capacity of up to 80,000 people and will be ready for use by 5pm on Friday, in time for the Germany v. Argentina quarter-final.
21.06.2006 Simao proves the party-pooper Although Portugal had already qualified for the Second Round going into their final group game at the Schalke Arena, they did not let up against Mexico. In front of 52,000 spectators Felipe Scolari’s team won the game 2-1 thanks to goals from Maniche (6′) and Simao (24′). Jose Fonseca (29′) replied for Mexico. The result may have spoilt the Mexican party somewhat, but they still reached the last 16 after Angola could only draw 1-1 with Iran in Leipzig.
16.06.2006 Argentine party at the Arena José Pekerman’s side did what Ecuador had done before them and won their match in Gelsenkirchen. Goals from Maxi Rodriguez (6′ and 41′), Esteban Cambiasso (31′), Hernan Crespo (78′), Carlos Tevez (84′) and Lionel Messi (88′) saw them cruise to a 6-0 win over Serbia & Montenegro in front of a 52,000 crowd (sold out), which included Diego Armando Maradona. It was the best game of the World Cup to date.
12.06.2006 Rosicky gala in Schalke thanks to the World Cup! This time the favourites won through at the FIFA World Cup Stadium in Gelsenkirchen. The Czech Republic beat Bruce Arena’s US boys 3-0 in front of 52,000 fans (sold out) on Monday evening (12 June). Jan Koller (5′) and Tomas Rosicky (36′ and 76′) got the goals for Karel Brückner’s side
09.06.2006 Poland get off to bad start in ‚home game‘ The World Cup ‚auf Schalke‘ began with a surprise when a more fancied Poland side lost 2-0 to Ecuador in their opening game at the FIFA World Cup Stadium in Gelsenkirchen. Carlos Tenorio (24′) and Augustin Delgado (80′) got the goals for the South Americans in a carnival atmosphere inside the Arena.
04.06.2006 Media centre opens Preparations for the World Cup in Gelsenkirchen took a big step forward on Sunday with the opening of the Stadium Media Centre (SMC), which will be used by journalists from all over the world.
05.12.2005 Concerts galore at the 2006 FIFA World Cup Fan Fest™ in Gelsenkirchen The Glückauf-Kampfbahn in Gelsenkirchen is set to host one big party from 8 June to 9 July 2006 during the 2006 FIFA World Cup™. And when no football is being played, a number of leading national and international bands will take centre stage.
29.11.2005 World Cup accommodation at fair prices The city is predicting large numbers of international visitors during the 2006 FIFA World Cup™. Because the approximately 1,900 rooms in hotels and guesthouses are likely to be booked up very early, Gelsenkirchen World Cup City and some private concerns are preparing additional accommodation specifically for World Cup tourists.