Hailing from the Ruhr district of North Rhine-Westfalia, FC Schalke 04 is a team deeply rooted in the working-class ethic and philosophy of the region, which has helped to make it one of the most popular sports clubs in Germany. Head Coach Domenico Tedesco manages a football squad determined not to settle for second best. Join them in their quest. FC Schalke 04 tickets are available now for purchase or sale via StubHub.
A Brief History of Die Knappen
The origins of Die Knappen (The Miners) took shape from the collier and grafter associations that sprung up in the large mining community of the Ruhr industrial area. Westfalia Schalke was formed in 1904 by a group of high school students and would later become FC Schalke 04 in 1924. The club enjoyed much success in the pre-war years that saw its greatest legend, Ernst Kuzorra, lead the team to six championships. The early Bundesliga years were a mixed bag, highlighted by a sports scandal that rocked the organisation and the community. S04 eventually recovered, and by the turn of the millennium, they found themselves once again among the elite German football clubs. Fans of Die Knappen can savour matchdays featuring competition from Borussia Monchengladbach, FC Augsburg and Hamburger SV, among others. Discover the resilience of The Miners and their intrepid fanbase for yourself. FC Schalke 04 tickets are ready now to buy or sell via StubHub.
FC Schalke 04: "Blue and White Forever"
There are a few other intriguing titbits about this club that are worth mentioning. One of those is the fact that the club's colours will forever be blue and white, as set out by its Mission Statement. Another is that it has the second largest fanbase of any football team in Germany, only that of FC Bayern Munich ranks higher. "Ever since the club was formed, we have lived out emotions very intensively [sic]. Collective elation and collective pain are important and valuable parts of our identity. This passion should also be imparted to the employees of the club, regardless of whether they are in the sporting area or in other areas." This extraordinary statement, also enshrined in the club's Mission Statement, cuts to the heart of a fierce commitment to team and community. Join over 62,000 Die Knappen fans and spectators at the Veltins Arena and share in the pride and the passion! FC Schalke 04 tickets are available now for purchase or sale via StubHub. Get yours today!
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