Compared to some of the most hallowed football grounds in Europe and South America, Seoul World Cup Stadium doesn't have nearly as much history or charm, but since it opened in 2001, its hosted some incredibly important events and when the national team is in town for a World Cup Qualifier the atmosphere is electric. When Korea was selected as the co-host of the 2002 World Cup with Japan, construction began on a new football-specific stadium, the largest in Asia with a capacity of over 66,000, in the far west part of the city on the north side of the Han River, taking three years to complete. Its roof is built in the shape of a traditional Korean kite, providing cover to 90% of the stadium's seats.
It hosted three matches during the World Cup, most notably Senegal's upset of the defending world champions France in the tournament's opening match, and also hosted the 2013 Asian Champions League Final between FC Seoul and Guangzhou Evergrande. Today it's the main stadium of Korea's national football team as well as three-time K-League champions FC Seoul. It's best to catch a match here when the national team has a World Cup Qualifier; Korea's notorious supporter group, the Red Devils, conjure up quite a raucous atmosphere during these matches. The "Super Match" between FC Seoul and Suwon Bluewings also brings in large crowds and the atmosphere at this match is the best in the K-League. Besides football, Seoul World Cup Stadium also hosts the annual Dream Concert, the largest K-Pop music festival in the world and boasts a massive Home Plus mart, a CGV, and a sauna, making it quite a lively area every day of the week.
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240 Woldeukeom-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea 240
Take Line 6 to World Cup Stadium Station and go out Exit 2. World Cup Stadium will be in front.
Away fans are advised to go out Exit 1 and walk to the south end of the stadium.