The Schalke Fan Feld, whose centerpiece will be a club logo made up of blue and white flowers lying between two goals, looks directly on to the Bundesliga club's home stadium - the white domed Veltins-Arena, which can be seen in the gap between the trees in this picture.
Fan fever —
Schalke fans are known as some of the most passionate in German football.
Once in a lifetime opportunity —
The cemetery will only have space for 1,904 graves -- reflecting the year of Schalke's foundation -- and the club says there will not be another site when the entire allocation is taken up.
Striking success —
Schalke's on-field fortunes have improved in recent years to the point where they have brought in leading strikers Raul Gonzalez, who left the club earlier this year, and current Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
Life's a pitch —
The cemetery will be laid out in the shape of a stadium, with the miniature pitch located at the centre.
'Schalke till I die' —
The "pitch" will feature the Schalke logo, made up of blue and white flowers, with a goal at each end and benches in the middle of those.
Schalke's Veltins-Arena was built in the run-up to the 2006 World Cup and can hold over 65,000 fans.