SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium

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SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium
Olympic Fencing Gymnasium
Seoul Olympic Park 2nd Gym.jpg
Olympic Fencing Gymnasium in 2008
Location Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Coordinates 37°31′02″N 127°07′35″E / 37.517345°N 127.126313°E / 37.517345; 127.126313Coordinates: 37°31′02″N 127°07′35″E / 37.517345°N 127.126313°E / 37.517345; 127.126313
Broke ground September 1984
Opened April 1986
Capacity 7,000
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Ollimpik handeubol gyeonggijang
McCune–Reischauer Ollimp‘ik haendŭbol kyŏnggijang

SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium (Hangul: SK올림픽핸드볼경기장; hanja: SK奧林匹克手球運動場) is an indoor sporting arena located at the Olympic Park in Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul South Korea. The capacity of the arena is 7,000 people and was built from September 1984 to April 1986.[1]

History[edit]

It was known as the Olympic Fencing Gymnasium (Hangul: 올림픽펜싱경기장; hanja: 奧林匹克擊劍運動場, or Olympic Gymnasium No. 2) and hosted the fencing and fencing part of the modern pentathlon events at the 1988 Summer Olympics. In 2011 it was remodel for handball games at a cost of ₩43.4 billion, specialized with handball only courts. It was renamed as such to host the SK Handball Korea League.[2]

SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium in 2012

Notable events[edit]

Besides holding fencing at the 1988 Olympics, the arena also hosts concerts by Korean as well as international artists.

2008-2009
2010-2012
  • B1A4: 1st BABA B1A4 Concert - 8 and 9 December 2012 - The first solo concert[8]
  • CN Blue: 2012 CN Blue Live: Blue Night in Seoul - 15 and 16 December - fourth concert in Seoul[9][10]
2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 178.
  2. ^ Suk, Monica (20 October 2011). "SK chief’s contribution to handball stadium". Korea Herald. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Kim, Lynn (8 December 2009). "Super Junior to release live album this week". Asiae. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Event Calendar: October 2009" Korea Herald. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-10
  5. ^ Park, Kun-ouc (2 March 2010). "Girls' Generation's Asia tour encore show a success". 10 Asia. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Kun-ouc, Park (4 February 2010). "Girls' Generation scores triple win at Seoul Music Awards". 10 Asia. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "2010.3.31 Ticket". Joongang Daily. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (19 October 2012). "B1A4 Sells Out First Concert Tickets in Five Minutes". enewsworld mnet. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Ho, Stewart (17 October 2012). "CN Blue to Hold its Fourth Seoul Concert in December". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  10. ^ Ho, Stewart (17 November 2012). "CN Blue Sells Out Tickets to Seoul Concert in 10 Minutes". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 

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