Seoul Sports Complex, also known as Jamsil Sports Complex is a group of sports facilities in Songpa-gu in Seoul, Korea. This was built for 1986 Seoul Asian Games and 1988 Seoul Summer Olympic from December 1976 to September 1984. This Complex is Korea's largest integrated sports center, spanning an area of 402,816㎡. The complex consists of the Olympic Stadium, Auxiliary Stadium, Jamsil Arena, Jamsil Baseball Stadium, Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool, Jamsil Inline Skating Rink and the Sports Park. The Olympic Stadium is rich in history, as it successfully hosted both the 1986 Seoul Asian Games and the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympic. It has played host to international sporting contests in football, marathon and track and field, as well as operas and music concerts.
1. The Seoul Olympic Stadium
The Seoul Olympic Stadium, also known as Jamsil Olympic Stadium is located in Seoul, South Korea. It is the main stadium built for the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 10th Asian Games in 1986. It is the centrepiece of the Seoul Sports Complex in the Songpa District, in the southeast of the city south of the Han River. Since 2015, newly formed professional football club Seoul E-Land FC is using this stadium.
From the match against Japan on 30 September 1984 to the match against Yugoslavia on 28 May 2000, the Olympic Stadium was the home ground of the Korea Republic national football team. The newly built Seoul World Cup Stadium then became the center match venue for the Korean team. However, in an effort to revitalize football across the nation, Korea once again used the Olympic Stadium for the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup in a 1–2 losing match against Japan on 28 July 2013. The KFA has expressed interest in continuing to use the venue for future national team matches.
2. Auxiliary Stadium
Olympic Gymnastics Arena, also known as Olympic Gymnastics Hall, is an indoor sports arena, located within the Olympic Park, in Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It was constructed between 31 August 1984 and 30 April 1986, to host the gymnastics competitions at the 1988 Summer Olympics. It has a capacity of 15,000. The roof was designed by David H. Geiger. It is a self-supporting cable dome - the first of its kind ever built - with a four-layer fabric cladding. Since the Olympics it has hosted a variety of events, notably as a concert venue for South Koreans as well as international artists.
3. Jamsil Arena
Jamsil Arena, also known as Jamsil Indoor Stadium, is an indoor sporting arena. It is part of Seoul Sports Complex, located in Seoul, South Korea. The capacity of the arena is 11,069 for basketball and was built from December 1976 to April 1979. The Seoul Samsung Thunders are the tenants. It hosted the basketball events and volleyball final of the 1988 Summer Olympics. It has also been used to host various entertainment events, to include World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) events and concerts, by Iron Maiden, Alicia Keys, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Incubus, and Japanese band L'Arc-en-Ciel, among others.
4. Jamsil Students' Gymnasium
Jamsil Students' Gymnasium is an indoor sporting arena located in Seoul, South Korea. The capacity of the arena is 7,500 and was built from November 1972 to December 1976 to host Boxing events at the 1988 Summer Olympics, and wheelchair basketball events at the 1988 Summer Paralympics.
5. Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool is an aquatics venue located in Seoul, South Korea. It hosted the swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, and the swimming part of the modern pentathlon events at the 1988 Summer Olympics. The venue was constructed from November 1977 to December 1980 and has a seating capacity of 8,000.