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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  • Mapo-gu is a nice place to stay with parks and subways of the World Cup. Football game as well as the shopping and movie nights, where you can enjoy the wedding up.
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  • I feel those hot touches once again of the year 2002 to Sangam World Cup Stadium in Seoul World Cup Stadium, which is located in the sangam was aware that real name Seoul World Cup Stadium teleportation ... Domestic visit tour of the stadium, the stadium got a ... Starting with the ground track, bleachers, certification of practical use to take a shot in the locker room and looking around the room, and shower stall readiness exercise supervision in a lightly loosen the body ... You can feel the glory of the year 2002-video ... Nevertheless, something that would have seemed a downer ... , 2002 World Cup exit on the side of the Memorial is not now clear a football fan could find a place called Tama. There are signature drinks and souvenirs also accident ... I was able to explore.
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  • South Korea and Japan jointly held the FIFA World Cup football tournament in 2002. The World Cup Stadium in Seoul was built for that tournament. It is shaped like a traditional Korean kite. When viewe...  more »
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  • I was walking across the stadium, and i found a place for shopping at the 1st floor under the stadium. So i went inside and enjoyed watching items
  • Great place to hang out, movies, watch some football..tons to do..not to miss the great fall colors around the stadium. loved the place..
  • Vast place to visit. It also included with Shopping mall. There is a metro station there
  • 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.
  • Tremendous Celebration of Peace with 80K participants from around the world. What a Blessing to Me.!

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