Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul

3.9
#102 of 530 in Things to do in Seoul
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:
Plan to visit Seoul World Cup Stadium during your Seoul vacation using our convenient Seoul holiday planner.
Source
Create an itinerary including Seoul World Cup Stadium
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
165 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • August 17, 2017
    It was breath-taking when I finally saw this monument. It really stands out and so many activities going on at once. Its not just for soccer/football lovers.  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    Get off at the World Cup Stadium in the No. 6 line in front of me. Official merchandise goes on the ground, and the adjacent FC Seoul convenience store and Cafe. Monday is a day off.
    View original
  • July 9, 2017
    Visited in concert work. Food Court in the Hall after the concert it was crowded, 拾enaku staff, excellent!
    View original
Google
  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • June 17, 2017
    Great venue for concerts and sports! Highly recommend all events here.
  • June 12, 2017
    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!
  • November 30, 2016
    It looked impressive from the outside. Unfortunately not able to get inside. It is just next to the subway.

Plan your trip to Seoul

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Seoul

The Seoul metropolitan area has two districts especially appealing to backpackers--Jongno just northeast of the city, and Hongdae to the west. Both offer good shopping and dining, as well as easy transport links to the rest of the city. Mid-range options may prove difficult to find in peak season (July to August), unless you don't mind staying at a traditional hanok guesthouse, where loads of character make up for any lack of amenities. Finally, a range of top-end hotels with an impressive list of services and facilities lie scattered around the city.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Seoul by other users

8 days in Jeju & Seoul BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Seoul BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, romantic, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in Japan, Seoul & China BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Japan, Seoul & China BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in South Korea SEE PLAN January, culture, relaxing, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Busan & Seoul BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, kids, culture, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Busan & Seoul BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, kids, culture, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans