Seoul Olympic Stadium

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Seoul Olympic Stadium
서울올림픽주경기장
Jamsil Olympic Stadium
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Location Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Coordinates 37°30′57.1″N 127°04′22.1″E / 37.515861°N 127.072806°E / 37.515861; 127.072806Coordinates: 37°30′57.1″N 127°04′22.1″E / 37.515861°N 127.072806°E / 37.515861; 127.072806
Owner Seoul Sports Facilities Management Center
Operator Seoul Sports Facilities Management Center
Capacity 69,950[1]
Field size 110 x 75m
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 28 November 1977[2]
Opened 29 September 1984[3]
Construction cost 491 billion won
Architect Kim Swoo-geun
Tenants
1986 Asian Games
1988 Summer Olympics
2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
South Korea national football team
(1984–2000, 2013)
Seoul United (2007–2009, 2012)
Seoul E-Land (2015–present)
Korean name
Hangul 서울올림픽주경기장
Hanja 서울올림픽主競技場

The Seoul Olympic Stadium,[4] also known as Jamsil Olympic Stadium (formerly romanised as Chamshil), is a multi-purpose stadium in Seoul, South Korea. It is the main stadium built for the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 10th Asian Games in 1986. It is the centrepiece of the Seoul Sports Complex in the Songpa District, in the southeast of the city south of the Han River.[5]

Design and construction[edit]

This multi-purpose stadium was designed by Kim Swoo-geun. The lines of the stadium's profile imitate the elegant curves of a Korean Joseon Dynasty porcelain vase. Spectator seats are distributed on two tiers, totally covered. Initially built with a capacity of approximately 100,000, today it seats 69,950.

Before its construction, Seoul's largest venues were Dongdaemun Stadium and Hyochang Stadium. Seating 30,000 and 20,000 respectively, they were too small to attract world-class sporting events. Construction on the new stadium began in 1977 with the aim of staging the Asian Games in 1986. When Seoul was awarded the Games of the XXIV Olympiad in September 1981, this stadium became the centrepiece.

Sports[edit]

Officially, the stadium opened on 29 September 1984 and served as the site for the 10th Asian Games two years later, then the Olympics in 1988. However, it has not been used to stage a major world sporting event since then. It currently has no occupant, although the Korea Football Association has expressed interest in using the stadium for national team matches.

The events hosted by the stadium during the Olympics were the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, athletics, the football finals, and the equestrian jumping individual final.[6]

Football[edit]

From the match against Japan on 30 September 1984 to the match against Yugoslavia on 28 May 2000, the Olympic Stadium was the home ground of the Korea Republic national football team. The newly built Seoul World Cup Stadium then became the center match venue for the Korean team. However, in an effort to revitalize football across the nation, Korea used the Olympic Stadium for the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup in a 1–2 losing match against Japan on 28 July 2013. The KFA has expressed interest in continuing to use the venue for future national team matches.

Since 2015, newly formed professional football club Seoul E-Land FC is using this stadium.

List of concerts[edit]

Date Performer(s) Tour
11–13 October 1996 Michael Jackson HIStory World Tour
25 June 1999 Michael Jackson MJ & Friends
18 September 1999 H.O.T. 918 Concert
7 October 2000 Ricky Martin Livin' la Vida Loca Tour
27 February 2001 H.O.T. Forever Concert
22 June 2001 The Three Tenors 2001 World Tour
2 April 2002 Roger Waters In the Flesh
2002/2004 ETPFEST
17 September 2004 Sir Elton John Elton John 2004 Tour
14 January 2006 Backstreet Boys Never Gone Tour
15 August 2006 Metallica Escape from the Studio '06
27–28 November 2010 JYJ JYJ Showcase Tour 2010
27 April 2012 Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball Tour[7]
18 August 2012 SM Town SM Town Live World Tour III
17 August 2013 Muse The 2nd Law World Tour
18 August 2013 Metallica Summer Tour 2013
9–10 August 2014 JYJ The Return of The King Asia tour 2014
15 August 2014 YG Entertainment
16 August 2014 Lady Gaga ArtRave: The Artpop Ball
8 October 2014 Mariah Carey The Elusive Chanteuse Show
25 October 2014 g.o.d god 15TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION CONCERT[8]
2 May 2015 Sir Paul McCartney Out There![9]
15–16 April 2017 Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams Tour
27–28 May 2017 EXO Exo Planet 3 – The Exo'rdium[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seoul Sports Facilities Management Center" (in Korean). 
  2. ^ "Groundbreaking Ceremony" (in Korean). National News of Video History Museum. 1977-12-30. 
  3. ^ "10만 환성 담을 아시아 최대 주경기장" (in Korean). The Dong-a Ilbo. 1988-09-19. 
  4. ^ "Seoul Olympic Stadium" World Stadiums. Retrieved 12 October 2011
  5. ^ "Seoul Jamshil Sports Complex" Seoul Tourism Organization. Retrieved 12 October 2011
  6. ^ "1988 Summer Olympics Official Report" Volume 1. Part 1. pp. 162-3.
  7. ^ "Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball Kicks Off Amid Protests". MTV. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "g.o.d to Launch Encore Concert Next Month in Seoul Olympic Stadium". CJ E&M enewsWorld. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  9. ^ http://www.paulmccartney.com/news-blogs/paul-to-get-out-there-in-seoul
  10. ^ "[엑's 이슈] "엑소 파워 시동"…잠실서 또 신기록 세울까" (in Korean). xportsnews.com. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles
Summer Olympics
Opening and Closing Ceremonies (Olympic Stadium)

1988
Succeeded by
Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc
Barcelona
Preceded by
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles
Olympic Athletics competitions
Main Venue

1988
Succeeded by
Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc
Barcelona
Preceded by
Rose Bowl
Pasadena
Summer Olympics
Football Men's Finals (Olympic Stadium)

1988
Succeeded by
Camp Nou
Barcelona