Schalke’s awesome new stadium tunnel, a symbol of their mining past [Picture]

One of the most passionately followed club around, Schalke 04 fans are always keen to remind others of their hardcore and humble background, hailing from worker and mining stock.

Based and built by a mining camp around the time of the Industrial Revolution, the Gelsenkerchen club have traditionally drawn fans and local players from that mining heritage, one they’re very proud of.

Their new stadium tunnell is a symbol of that mining past, designed in the image and shape of a mining shaft.

Just imagine being a Bayern Munich player walking through that this evening, the very thought sends shivers down the spine.