Seoul World Cup Stadium

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Seoul World Cup Stadium
Sangam Stadium
AFC Champions League Final 1st leg.jpg
Location 515-6, Seongsan-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea Republic
Operator Seoul Facilities Management Corporation
Capacity 66,806[1]
Surface Kentucky Bluegrass
Construction
Broke ground October 20, 1998
Opened November 10, 2001
Construction cost US $185 million [2]
Tenants
South Korea national football team
FC Seoul

The Seoul World Cup Stadium, also known as Sangam Stadium,[3] 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.[4] 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).[5]

Design[edit]

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.[6]

Notable football events[edit]

2002 FIFA World Cup[edit]

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
2002-05-31  France 0-1  Senegal Group A
2002-06-13  Turkey 3-0  China PR Group C
2002-06-25  South Korea 0-1  Germany Semi-finals

2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

The Seoul World Cup Stadium was one of the venues of the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and held the following matches:

Third place match[edit]

September 9, 2007
16:00 KST
07:00 UTC
Ghana  1 – 2  Germany
Osei Goal 67' Report Kroos Goal 17'
Esswein Goal 90+2'
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 22,345
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)

Final[edit]

September 9, 2007
19:00 KST
10:00 UTC
Spain  0 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
Report
  Penalties  
Illarramendi Penalty missed
Mérida Penalty missed
Falqué Penalty missed
0 – 3 Penalty scored Edile
Penalty scored Joshua
Penalty scored Oseni
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 36,125
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)

2013 AFC Champions League Final[edit]

The Seoul World Cup Stadium was the final venues of the AFC Champions League 2013

26 October 2013
19:30 UTC+9
FC Seoul South Korea 2–2 China Guangzhou Evergrande
Escudero Goal 11'
Damjanović Goal 83'
Report Elkeson Goal 30'
Gao Lin Goal 58'
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 55,501
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

Tenants[edit]

Events[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stadium Introduction at Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corporation" SMFMC. Retrieved October 12, 2011
  2. ^ "Doopedia" (in Korean). Terms.naver.com. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  3. ^ "Seoul World Cup Stadium page" World Stadiums. Retrieved 2011-10-12
  4. ^ "Seoul World Cup Stadium Tour Guide" Seoul Tourism Organization. Retrieved 2011-10-12
  5. ^ "Stadium Introduction at Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corporation" SMFMC. Retrieved 2011-10-12
  6. ^ "Design of Seoul World Cup Stadium" Visit Korea
  7. ^ "Seoul World Cup Stadium page" FC Seoul. Retrieved 2011-10-12
  8. ^ "Korean TV Drama: Lovers in Paris". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Lee Yong-sung "Heartthrobs of Asian pop gather in Seoul" Korea Herald. 14 September 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-03
  10. ^ Ryu Seung-yoon "Asia Song Festival to celebrate its 6th anniversary" Korea Herald. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-29
  11. ^ "Asia Song Festival" KOFICE. 22 November 2007. Retrieved 2011-10-12
  12. ^ Ryu Seung-yoon "Hosts for '2009 Dream Concert' announced" Korea Herald. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-29
  13. ^ Kim, Jesscia (24 May 2010). "Super Junior performs at "Dream Concert"". 10 Asia. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Stade De France
Saint-Denis
FIFA World Cup
Opening Venue

2002
Succeeded by
Allianz Arena
Munich

Coordinates: 37°34′05.6″N 126°53′50.5″E / 37.568222°N 126.897361°E / 37.568222; 126.897361