Jangchung Arena

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Jangchung Arena
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Jangchung Arena in 2015
Former names Jangchung Gymnasium
(1963–2016)
Location Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Coordinates 37°33′29″N 127°0′24″E / 37.55806°N 127.00667°E / 37.55806; 127.00667Coordinates: 37°33′29″N 127°0′24″E / 37.55806°N 127.00667°E / 37.55806; 127.00667
Operator City of Seoul (1963–2007)
Dongwon Enterprise
(2007–2015)
Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corporation (2015–present)
Capacity 4,507[1]
Field size 11,399 square metres (122,700 sq ft)[2]
Construction
Built 1959–1963
Opened 1 February 1963
Renovated 1988, 2001, 2012–2014[2]
Expanded 1973, 1988
Architect Kim Jung-soo
Tenants
Seoul Woori Card Wibee
(2009–2013, 2015–present)
GS Caltex Seoul KIXX (2009–present)
1988 Summer Olympics

The Jangchung Arena (Hangul장충체육관) is an indoor sporting arena located in Jung District, Seoul, South Korea. Volleyball teams GS Caltex Seoul KIXX and Seoul Woori Card Wibee are the tenants.

History[edit]

Jangchung Gymnasium before remodeling

At first, the arena was an army gymnasium, built on 23 June 1955.[3] It was later fully reconstructed and opened on 1 February 1963.[3] In 1966, the venue hosted a boxing match between Kim Ki-soo and Nino Benvenuti, where Kim became the first South Korean to win boxing world championship.[3] During the 1970s, the venue hosted the presidential elections and inaugurations of Park Chung-hee and Choi Kyu-hah.[3] The venue hosted judo and taekwondo events at the 1988 Summer Olympics. After the 2012–2014 renovation, the capacity of the arena is 4,507.[1]

Transport connections[edit]

Metro[edit]

The stadium is accessible from the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. The closest station to the stadium is Dongguk University Exit 5, on Line 3, located 180 meters from the stadium.

Bus[edit]

The bus lines with a stop close to Jangchung Gymnasium:

  • 7212 – Eunpyeong Garage/Oksu-Dong
  • 6211 – Sinweol-Dong/Sangwangshimni Station
  • 2233 – Myeonmok-Dong/Oksu-Dong
  • 144 – Ui-Dong/Seoul National University of Education
  • 301 – Jangji Garage/Hyehwa-Dong

FIVB Volleyball World League[edit]

The arena was one of the venues at the 2016 and 2017 editions of the FIVB Volleyball World League, and held the following matches:

2016 FIVB Volleyball World League[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Jul 16:03 South Korea  3–0  Czech Republic 25–18 25–21 25–20     75–59 P2 P3
1 Jul 18:31 Egypt  1–3  Netherlands 19–25 25–21 18–25 16–25   78–96 P2 P3
2 Jul 14:02 South Korea  3–2  Egypt 26–24 25–20 23–25 28–30 15–13 117–112 P2 P3
2 Jul 17:20 Czech Republic  1–3  Netherlands 20–25 26–24 23–25 16–25   85–99 P2 P3
3 Jul 14:00 South Korea  3–2  Netherlands 25–16 22–25 21–25 25–21 18–16 111–103 P2 P3
3 Jul 17:01 Czech Republic  3–0  Egypt 25–19 32–30 25–23     82–72 P2 P3

2017 FIVB Volleyball World League[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Jun 16:00 Finland  1–3  Slovenia 22–25 15–25 25–22 23–25   85–97 P2 P3
2 Jun 19:00 South Korea  3–2  Czech Republic 25–17 23–25 24–26 25–19 15–12 112–99 P2 P3
3 Jun 13:00 South Korea  1–3  Slovenia 23–25 25–23 14–25 23–25   85–98 P2 P3
3 Jun 15:30 Czech Republic  3–1  Finland 16–25 25–23 25–22 25–16   91–86 P2 P3
4 Jun 12:00 Slovenia  3–1  Czech Republic 25–19 25–21 23–25 25–16   98–81 P2 P3
4 Jun 14:40 South Korea  3–2  Finland 24–26 25–21 25–23 22–25 15–13 111–108 P2 P3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jangchung Arena". Seoul Facilities Management Corporation. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b http://sports.news.naver.com/photocenter/photo.nhn?albumId=28284&photoId=934421&category=etc
  3. ^ a b c d Chung Myung-je. "Jangchung Gym Reopens". phonetimes.co.kr. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 

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