Hwaseong Sports Town

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Hwaseong Sports Town
Hwaseong Stadium (sports hall).jpg
Hwaseong Indoor Arena during the 2014 Asian Games
Location470, Hyangnam-ro, Hyangnam-eup, Hwaseong, South Korea[1]
Coordinates37°08′15″N 126°55′29″E / 37.137603°N 126.924834°E / 37.137603; 126.924834Coordinates: 37°08′15″N 126°55′29″E / 37.137603°N 126.924834°E / 37.137603; 126.924834
OwnerHwaseong City Hall
OperatorHwaseong City Corporation
Capacity35,265 (stadium)
5,158 (indoor arena)[1]
SurfaceNatural grass
Built9 January 2009 – 29 May 2011[1]
Opened1 October 2011[1]
Construction cost$175 million (stadium)[2]
Hwaseong FC (2013–present)
Indoor Arena:
Hwaseong IBK Altos (2011–present)
South Korea National Football Team

Hwaseong Sports Town (Korean: 화성종합경기타운) is a group of sports facilities in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi, South Korea. The complex consists of the Hwaseong Stadium and Hwaseong Indoor Arena.


Hwaseong Stadium[edit]

The Hwaseong Stadium is a multi-use stadium, completed in 2011.[1] It is used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a capacity for 35,265 spectators.[1]

The stadium cost $175 million to build and is the home ground of Hwaseong FC, a semi-professional team competing in the K3 League (third division).[2]

The stadium has hosted South Korea World Cup qualifiers, including a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Laos and a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sri Lanka.[2][3] The stadium has also hosted football matches at the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup and the 2014 Asian Games.[4][5]

Hwaseong Indoor Arena[edit]

The Hwaseong Indoor Arena is the home gymnasium of the women's professional volleyball team Hwaseong IBK Altos, competing in the V-League.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Hwaseong Sports Complex". hsuco.or.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Price, Steve (20 September 2015). "Hwaseong Stadium: the mother of all white elephants". World Soccer.
  3. ^ "Kim Shin-wook grabs four goals as Korea Republic put Sri Lanka to the sword". Fox Soccer. 18 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Socceroos lose to Japan at East Asian Cup despite late goals". The Guardian. 25 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Asian Games: China edge out Pakistan to reach men's football knockouts". Express Tribune. 22 September 2014.