A biathlon competition at a football stadium in the Ruhr region? It might sound strange, but that's exactly what you can expect at the Arena auf Schalke. On 28 December 2013 around 50,000 fans will be cheering on the biathletes and creating an electrifying atmosphere in the wintry stadium. In what is now an annual tradition, the Arena auf Schalke hosts mixed relay competitions as part of an unofficial team world cup that sees men and women participating in the same disciplines.
The Veltins Arena hosts Bundesliga football games as the home ground of FC Schalke 04 and is also a venue for concerts, trade fairs and a wide range of events.