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Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul

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The Seoul World Cup Stadium, also known as Sangam Stadium, is located in Seongsan-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It was built for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and opened in 2001. It is currently the second largest stadium in South Korea after Seoul Olympic Stadium. It was designed to represent the image of a traditional Korean kite. The stadium has a capacity of 66,704 seats, including 816 seats for VIP, 754 seats for press and 75 private Sky Box rooms, each with a capacity for 12 to 29 persons. Due to table seats installation, capacity was reduced from 66,806 seats to 66,704 seats in February 2014. Since the World Cup it has been managed by the Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corporation (SMFMC).DesignThe Seoul World Cup Stadium, the largest football-only stadium in Asia, proudly exhibits its Korean roots. The roof has the unique shape of a traditional Korean kite, is 50 meters high, is supported by 16 masts, and covers 90% of the stadium’s seats. Clad with fiberglass fabric and polycarbonate glazing its looks as if it is made out of hanji – traditional Korean paper. At nighttime, illuminations bathe the stadium in a warm, soft light, much like the light shining through the paper of a traditional Korean lamp.Notable football events2002 FIFA World CupThe Seoul World Cup Stadium was one of the venues of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:2007 FIFA U-17 World CupThe Seoul World Cup Stadium was one of the venues of the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and held the following matches:
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  • I like this place because its near our house and there are so many different things to do there. Food, shopping, movies, and soccer matches are all fun activities. Surely a must see when you are here  more »
  • I came here because I want to go to Haneul Park and I need to across this stadium to get there. The stadium is really huge but the time that I came, nothing much here.  more »
  • I initially wanted to climb to the top of Haneul Park. I had read that it's the place to go for a beautiful view of the sunset and Seoul. I ended up in another park (the World Cup Stadium and Park com...  more »
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  • Really impressive size. I recommend catching a game here if you can! The price to watch the k league isnt expensive at all (ranges from 7~30k). You can also go shopping on the second level as well as have a meal or watch a movie. The seats further back are sheltered by the rain.
  • Lovely area to hang out! The stadium itself is large and airy, seats are comfortable enough and set a bit apart. Concessions are lacking so bring your own snacks. The grounds are quite pleasant, though, and there is a huge park nearby, along the stream.
  • Great venue for concerts and sports! Highly recommend all events here.
  • I was here for a concert. I was worried I wasn't going to be able to find my gate or the proper place to wait in line. I worried for nothing. The sections and gates were clearly labeled and the venue was very clean!
  • It looked impressive from the outside. Unfortunately not able to get inside. It is just next to the subway.

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