Newcastle United in new Euro cup competition

New cup competition for NUFC. Credit: Newcastle United

Newcastle United will compete in the first ever Schalke 04 Cup this summer as part of their pre-season preparations.Over the weekend of Saturday, 2nd August, and Sunday, 3rd August, the Magpies will join hosts Schalke 04, Spanish outfit Malaga CF and one other club in the four-team tournament .

It will take place at at Gelsenkirchen┬┤s famous VELTINS-Arena.

The stadium hosted the 2004 Champions League final and five matches in the 2006 World Cup. It has a capacity of 61,482, a retractable roof and retractable pitch.

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