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Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
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4/5 based on 140 reviews on the web
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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  • Really contestants. Subway ride will be comfortable and near to the home plus also will be available as a meal together.
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  • Huge stadium that far too large for the current player. Stadium is only partially full, so make sure you on the short side stuck with the fanatical following, here it is very cozy and for hooligans, you don't have to fear in Korea.
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  • Easy to find - get off at World Cup Stadium stop and at the top of the escalator you will see the Stadium. We walked around and eventually found the entrance. Unfortunately the museum was closed so we...  read more »
  • The stadium is easy to access from a subway line, it had enough ablutions and at local league games at least the confectionary stands charge no more than the convenience store outside. Best of all this is a purpose built football stadium, so unlike most large grounds in Korea, there is no running track to spoil the view.
  • It's a great place to hang out and have fun in the mall, movie theatre, food court and much more. They have a good park and sky park is near by Check it out
  • Not a very good tourist attraction, probably because it's still used.
  • Good points- Not only the soccer field but also the movie theater and shopping center are in there. Also,almost all staff can speak English so when I bought a uniform and ticket, they told me about them courtiously in English. I could enjoy before the game was started in the Stadium, because I went to shopping in there so I could be sattisfied with it before kick -off. Of course after kick off I enjoyed so much as well. There is a station near the stadium so that the access to there is ver easy. I cannot find bad points about the stadium. My suggestion- I recommend you to sit behind the goal better than sitting on side seats. Because There are many fans who are enthusiastic behind the goal, so they may entertain you as you watch the game.
  • Home ground of FC Seoul, not Concert hall
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