Seoul World Cup Stadium
|Seoul World Cup Stadium|
|Location||515-6, Seongsan-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea Republic|
|Broke ground||October 20, 1998|
|Opened||November 10, 2001|
|Operator||Seoul Facilities Management Corporation|
|Construction cost||US $185 million |
|Korea Republic national football team (2001–present)
FC Seoul (2004–present)
The Seoul World Cup Stadium, also known as Sangam Stadium, is located in Seongsan-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It was built for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and opened in 2001. It is currently the second largest stadium in South Korea after Seoul Olympic Stadium. It was designed to represent the image of a traditional Korean kite. The stadium has a capacity of 66,806 seats, including 816 seats for VIP, 754 seats for press and 75 private Sky Box rooms, each with a capacity for 12 to 29 persons. Since the World Cup it has been managed by the Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corporation (SMFMC).
The Seoul World Cup Stadium, the largest football-only stadium in Asia, proudly exhibits its Korean roots. The roof has the unique shape of a traditional Korean kite, is 50 meters high, is supported by 16 masts, and covers 90% of the stadium’s seats. Clad with fiberglass fabric and polycarbonate glazing its looks as if it is made out of hanji – traditional Korean paper. At nighttime, illuminations bathe the stadium in a warm, soft light, much like the light shining through the paper of a traditional Korean lamp.
2002 FIFA World Cup
The Seoul World Cup Stadium was one of the venues of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:
|Date||Team #1||Res.||Team #2||Round|
|2002-06-14||Turkey||3-0||China PR||Group C|
- 2004: Sangam CGV Multiplex Cinema in the World Cup Mall at the Stadium was used as the filming location for Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS)'s drama Lovers in Paris. It was used as the cinema CSV of Baek Seung-kyung, Ki-joo's ex-wife, played by Park Shin-yang, also where Tae-young, played by Kim Jung-eun, worked and had the pajama party.
- 4th 5th and 6th Asia Song Festival, organised by Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange (KOFICE), from 2007 to 2009.
- 2009 Dream Concert - 10 October 2009 
- 2010 Dream Concert - 22 May 2010
- 2011 Dream Concert - 28 May 2011
- 2012 Dream Concert - 12 May 2012
- 2013 Dream Concert - 11 May 2013
- Psy's Happening Concert - 13 April 2013
- Host of the first leg of the 2013 AFC Champions League.
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- "Korean TV Drama: Lovers in Paris". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- Lee Yong-sung "Heartthrobs of Asian pop gather in Seoul" Korea Herald. 14 September 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-03
- Ryu Seung-yoon "Asia Song Festival to celebrate its 6th anniversary" Korea Herald. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-29
- "Asia Song Festival" KOFICE. 22 November 2007. Retrieved 2011-10-12
- Ryu Seung-yoon "Hosts for '2009 Dream Concert' announced" Korea Herald. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-29
- Kim, Jesscia (24 May 2010). "Super Junior performs at "Dream Concert"". 10 Asia. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
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