Jamsil Baseball Stadium

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Jamsil Baseball Stadium
Jamsil Baseball Stadium.jpg
Location Jamsil 1-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Coordinates 37°30′44.6″N 127°04′19.1″E / 37.512389°N 127.071972°E / 37.512389; 127.071972Coordinates: 37°30′44.6″N 127°04′19.1″E / 37.512389°N 127.071972°E / 37.512389; 127.071972
Owner City of Seoul
Capacity 25,553
Field size Left Field – 100 metres (328 ft)
Left-Center – 120 metres (394 ft)
Center Field – 125 metres (410 ft)
Right-Center – 120 metres (394 ft)
Right Field – 100 metres (328 ft)
Outfield Wall Height – 2.6 metres (9 ft)
Surface Natural grass
Construction
Broke ground April 17, 1980
Built 1980–1982
Opened July 15, 1982
Construction cost 12.6 billion won
Architect Kim In-ho
General contractor Hyundai Engineering & Construction
Tenants
LG Twins and Doosan Bears (KBO)

Jamsil Baseball Stadium (잠실 야구장) is a baseball stadium located at 25 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea. The stadium holds 25,553 people and was built from April 1980 to July 1982. It makes up the Seoul Sports Complex along with the nearby Seoul Olympic Stadium, and hosted the baseball events during the 1988 Summer Olympics. It is the home of the LG Twins and Doosan Bears of the KBO. The area of Jamsil Baseball Stadium is 26,331 square metres (283,420 sq ft). It has one basement level. It is three stories high with a center-field distance of 125 metres (410 ft) and side distances of 100 metres (330 ft). The stadium has 59 entrances consisting of 49 inner gates and 10 outer gates. The parking lot allows 2,200 cars to park. The stadium can be reached by Seoul Subway Line 2, Line 9, or by bus. Jamsil Baseball Stadium was renovated in 2007 for about 1.5 billion won. Grass on the field was replaced, drains were installed, and sprinkler were upgraded to prevent heavy rain damage.[1] After the 2012 baseball season, Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corporation changed the soil of the ground for easier maintenance and prevention of injuries. They changed all seats except for the third floor, built a new locker room for the away team, and remodeled restrooms for fans.

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  1. ^ "About Jamsil Stadium". Doosan Bears official website. Retrieved 13 June 2016.