Seoul's Historic Olympic Stadium

Seoul Olympic Stadium

서울올림픽주경기장

Seoul Olympic Stadium is arguably Seoul's most historic and iconic sports venue, having hosted both the 1986 Asian Games as well as the 1988 Summer Olympics, and it continues to hold the distinction of being Korea's largest sporting venue, with a capacity just shy of 70,000. Designed by one of the Korean pioneers of modern architecture, the late Kim Su-Geun, the stadium broke ground in 1977 and was finally completed in September 1984. The curvature of the stadium's roof resembles the elegant curves of a Korean Joseon Dynasty porcelain vase and covers the entire two tiers of seating. The stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies as well as numerous sporting events at the 1988 Summer Olympics, and since then has hosted numerous football matches and concerts over the years. 

 

Nowadays Seoul Olympic Stadium is the home of K-League 2 side Seoul E-Land FC and hosts concerts and music festivals during the warmer months of the year. However, its age is beginning to show, with many of its facilities rather decrepit compared to newer venues like Seoul World Cup Stadium and Gocheok Dome. This caused Seoul City Hall to spring into action and announce a new redevelopment plan of the entire Jamsil Sports Complex, including extensive renovations of Seoul Olympic Stadium. Work will commence in 2019 and be completed sometime around 2023. 

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Company NameSeoul Olympic Stadium (서울올림픽주경기장)
Category Fesfivals & Events Outdoors & Adventure Tickets & Passes
Phone02-2240-8741
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25 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea 25

Take Lines 2 or 9 to Sports Complex Station and go out either Exit 6 or 7. -> Walk straight about 300 meters and you will arrive in front of Seoul Olympic Stadium.

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