SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium

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SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium
SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium in 2012
SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium in 2012
Former names Olympic Fencing Gymnasium
Location Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Coordinates 37°31′02″N 127°07′35″E / 37.517345°N 127.126313°E / 37.517345; 127.126313Coordinates: 37°31′02″N 127°07′35″E / 37.517345°N 127.126313°E / 37.517345; 127.126313
Capacity 5,003
Construction
Broke ground September 1984
Opened April 1986
Renovated 2011
Construction cost 43.4 billion won
(2011 reconstruction)
Architect Kang Kum-hee Architects
Structural engineer Geiger Associates
Tenants
SK Sugar Gliders
SK Hawks
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Ollimpik handeubol gyeonggijang
McCune–Reischauer Ollimp‘ik haendŭbol kyŏnggijang

SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium (HangulSK올림픽핸드볼경기장; HanjaSK奧林匹克手球運動場) is an indoor sporting arena located at the Olympic Park in Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea. The current seating capacity of the arena is 5,003. The arena was built from September 1984 to April 1986.[1]

History[edit]

It was known as the Olympic Fencing Gymnasium (Hangul올림픽펜싱경기장; Hanja奧林匹克擊劍運動場) or Olympic Gymnasium No. 2 prior to 2011. The arena hosted the fencing and fencing part of the modern pentathlon events at the 1988 Summer Olympics. In 2011 it was remodelled for handball games at a cost of ₩43.4 billion, specialized with handball only courts. It was renamed as such to host the SK Handball Korea League.[2]

Olympic Fencing Gymnasium in 2008

Notable events[edit]

Besides holding fencing at the 1988 Olympics, the arena also hosts concerts by Korean as well as international artists.

2008–2009
2010–2012
  • 19th Seoul Music Awards – 3 February 2010[7]
  • Tom Jones: Tom Jones in Seoul – March 2010 (two shows) – first concerts in Korea in 27 years.[8]
  • B1A4: 1st BABA B1A4 Concert – 8 and 9 December 2012 – The first solo concert[9]
  • CN Blue: 2012 CN Blue Live: Blue Night in Seoul – 15 and 16 December – fourth concert in Seoul[10][11]
2013
2014
2015

2016

  • SEVENTEEN: 'LIKE SEVENTEEN – Boys Wish' ENCORE CONCERT – 13 and 14 February[13]
  • B.A.P: B.A.P Live on Earth 2016 World Tour – 20 and 21 February – first and second stop in Seoul as a part of their third world tour
  • GOT7: Fly Tour – 29 and 30 April

2017

  • BtoB: 3rd Concert 'BTOB Time' – 21 and 22 January
  • AOMG Follow The Movement concert – February 11 and 12
  • TWICE: Twice 1st Tour: Twiceland The Opening – 17, 18 and 19 February[14]
  • SECHSKIES: YellowKies Day – July 15[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 178.
  2. ^ Suk, Monica (20 October 2011). "SK chief’s contribution to handball stadium". Korea Herald. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "원더걸스, 21일 감격속 국내 첫 단독콘서트 마쳐"
  4. ^ Kim, Lynn (8 December 2009). "Super Junior to release live album this week". Asiae. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Event Calendar: October 2009" Korea Herald. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-10
  6. ^ Park, Kun-ouc (2 March 2010). "Girls' Generation's Asia tour encore show a success". 10 Asia. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Kun-ouc, Park (4 February 2010). "Girls' Generation scores triple win at Seoul Music Awards". 10 Asia. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "2010.3.31 Ticket". Joongang Daily. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (19 October 2012). "B1A4 Sells Out First Concert Tickets in Five Minutes". enewsworld mnet. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  10. ^ Ho, Stewart (17 October 2012). "CN Blue to Hold its Fourth Seoul Concert in December". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  11. ^ Ho, Stewart (17 November 2012). "CN Blue Sells Out Tickets to Seoul Concert in 10 Minutes". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "방탄소년단, 작정하고 섹시한 '밀당'..'화양연화' 4500팬 환호[종합]". OSEN. Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Seventeen announces encore concert". entertain.naver.com. Retrieved 2016-01-07. 
  14. ^ "트와이스 측 "데뷔 1년 4개월만 첫 단독콘서트" 깜짝발표" (in Korean). entertain.naver.com. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "젝스키스, 15일 20주년 팬미팅 'YELLOWKIES DAY'" (in Korean). STARNEWS. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 

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