Jamsil Baseball Stadium

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Jamsil Baseball Stadium
Jamsil Baseball Stadium.jpg
Location Jamsil 1-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Capacity 26,000
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 metres (7 ft)
Surface Natural grass
Opened 1982
LG Twins and Doosan Bears (KBO)

Jamsil Baseball Stadium (잠실 야구장|잠실 야구장) is a baseball stadium located at 25 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea. The stadium holds 26,000 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 in the KBO. The area of Jamsil Baseball Stadium is 26,331m^2, it has one basement level. It is three stories high with a center-field distance of 125 m, side distances of 100 m. 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 with subway line 2, or by bus. There is a nursing room and playroom for children, and strollers can be rented. The stadium is designated as non-smoking, but there are small smoking areas available. Jamsil Baseball Stadium was renovated in 2007, about 1.5 billion KRW was spent. Grass on the field was replaced, drains were installed, and sprinkler were upgraded to prevent heavy rain damage. After 2012 baseball season, Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corporation [1] changed the soil of ground for easy maintennance and prevention of injuries. They changed all seats except 3rd floor, made locker room for away team athletes, re-model of restroom for viewers. It takes cost 38 hundred-thousand won.[2]

Tickets range from 4,000 to 50,000 KRW. Since the stadium is 30 years old, many people demand teams to build new stadiums as baseball has become more popular. When they first built the stadium, a builder didn't assign enough space for stores and restaurants, so some of the cafeterias are still in temporary buildings. But due to the budget, Seoul and two teams are still discussing building a new stadium.

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Coordinates: 37°30′44.6″N 127°04′19.1″E / 37.512389°N 127.071972°E / 37.512389; 127.071972