Incheon Asiad Main Stadium

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Incheon Stadium
Asiad Main Stadium
Inchenon Asiad Main Stadium.jpg
Full name Incheon Asiad Main Stadium
Location Incheon, South Korea
Broke ground 25 June 2011
Opened 1 July 2014
Surface Grass
Construction cost Korean Won 496 billion
USD $ 429 million
Architect Populous[1]
Capacity 30,000
61,074 (2014 Asian Games)[2]
Tenants
2014 Asian Games
2014 Asian Para Games

Incheon Asiad Main Stadium is a planned multi-use stadium, located in Incheon, South Korea. Once completed in July 2014, it will be used mostly for athletics meets and will be the main host of the 2014 Asian Games. The stadium has been designed with an initial capacity of between 60,000 spectators. After the 2014 Asian Games, capacity will be reduced to 30,000 spectators.

The main stadium will be used for the Opening and Closing Ceremony and Athletics competition of 2014 Asian Games. Utilizing the long linear landscape from South to North to actively connect to surrounding parks, and the naturally continuity of the rooftops to facilitate the approach by spectators, in order to overcome the difficulty of approaching the long site while emphasizing the potential of the area. It attempts to depict the movements of people with the lines and soft curvatures of dancing in order to link with Seungmu (Buddhist dance), and to express dynamic movement with the tide and wind, which represent the sea of Incheon.[3]

2014 Asian Games[edit]

The stadium is going to use eco-friendly energy, such as solar heat and terrestrial heat, as well as state-of-the-art information technologies (IT). Seven sports facilities such sports as swimming, volleyball, tennis and bowling will get under way.

The athletes' village will provide 4,500 rooms to accommodate some 20,000 players, reporters and other officials. Besides the athletes' village, Incheon is trying to secure enough accommodations for visitors during the Games. Currently, there are 44 hotels and some 850 motels in the port city and the city plans to construct seven more by the time when the Games opens. The IAGOC is also training public servants and athletes of Incheon to prepare them as hosts of the Games. Among them are 114 players of 38 sports who will work as staffs to be assigned to sports venues.

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Preceded by
Haixinsha Island
Guangzhou
Asian Games
Opening and Closing Ceremonies

2014
Succeeded by
TBD

Coordinates: 37°32′51″N 126°39′57″E / 37.547418°N 126.665797°E / 37.547418; 126.665797