Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul

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The Seoul World Cup Stadium, also known as Sangam Stadium, is a stadium used mostly for association football matches. The venue is located in 240, World Cup-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It was built for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and opened in November 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). FC Seoul moved to the Seoul World Cup Stadium in 2004.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:
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  • A big Stadium, but not astounding. If there are no events can take a tour of the stadium and the Museum of the 2002 World Cup, for which they built the stadium. Under the stadium is quite a nice food court where you can eat cheaply. Next to the park with water and fish. Great place for a stroll. The stadium is next to the Metro, but go from the Centre to him far.
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  • It's a great stadium which is in the center of Seoul. Sometimes stadiumnya has also been made for concert locations kpop idol.
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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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  • 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..
  • 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
  • Vast place to visit. It also included with Shopping mall. There is a metro station there
  • 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.
  • 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.

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