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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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  • There was a gate left open as we walked round so did our own tour. Security was really loose. We even got onto the pitch 
  • FC Seoul joined Japanese takahagi player, went to watch. Still here's stadium is near the train station is really easy to use! There is another Stadium Stadium of Japan's idea of walking the walk anyway, but here outside the station and came up in the elevator. Private stadium so no running track and is easy to read. Will sells bottles and food at affordable prices.
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  • A very nice place. To see a football game, but with other areas of the stadium more often definitely overwhelmed at scale. The team is not rooting for the local and State representatives are going to watch the match, sometimes wonderful.
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  • The stadium is easy to access from a subway line, it has 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. This being the national stadium you will have many chances to see the Taegug Warriors play here, but it is also the home of FC Seoul, one of the biggest teams in Korea. FC Seoul has recently expanded their refreshment options to include a variety of food trucks just outside the North gate. You can not get anything from Takoyaki to Pizza, and if it is not there, then the HomePlus under the stadium will have it.
  • Stadium was ever wonderful than I saw before. Transportation was also comfortable.
  • The stadium has many facilities such as super market, shopping mall, and even it has wedding hall. HomePlus, which is one of largest super market chain in Korea is the only place crowded in the place. If you are planning to have camping at Nanji camping sight, I recommend you to purchase foods and beverage at hear.
  • 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
  • Incredibly easy to get to and with beautiful parks nearby it is a great day out to go for an afternoon walk.