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
South Korea national handball team
(2011–present)
South Korea women's national handball team
(2011–present)
Seoul City (2011–present)
Doosan Handball Club (2011–present)
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 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[6]
  • Tom Jones: Tom Jones in Seoul – March 2010 (two shows) – first concerts in Korea in 27 years.[7]
  • B1A4: 1st BABA B1A4 Concert – 8 and 9 December 2012 – The first solo concert[8]
  • CN Blue: 2012 CN Blue Live: Blue Night in Seoul – 15 and 16 December – fourth concert in Seoul[9][10]
2013
2014
2015
  • BTS: 2015 BTS LIVE <花樣年華 on stage> – 27, 28 and 29 November[11]

2016

  • GOT7: Amazing GOT7 World – 16 January
  • SEVENTEEN: 'LIKE SEVENTEEN – Boys Wish' ENCORE CONCERT – 13 and 14 February[12]
  • 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

  • TWICE: TWICE 1st Tour "TWICELAND The Opening" – 17, 18 and 19 February[13]

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. ^ Kim, Lynn (8 December 2009). "Super Junior to release live album this week". Asiae. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Event Calendar: October 2009" Korea Herald. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-10
  5. ^ Park, Kun-ouc (2 March 2010). "Girls' Generation's Asia tour encore show a success". 10 Asia. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Kun-ouc, Park (4 February 2010). "Girls' Generation scores triple win at Seoul Music Awards". 10 Asia. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "2010.3.31 Ticket". Joongang Daily. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (19 October 2012). "B1A4 Sells Out First Concert Tickets in Five Minutes". enewsworld mnet. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Ho, Stewart (17 October 2012). "CN Blue to Hold its Fourth Seoul Concert in December". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  10. ^ Ho, Stewart (17 November 2012). "CN Blue Sells Out Tickets to Seoul Concert in 10 Minutes". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "BTS releases concert poster". kpopherald.koreaherald.com. Retrieved 2015-11-28. 
  12. ^ "Seventeen announces encore concert". entertain.naver.com. Retrieved 2016-01-07. 
  13. ^ "트와이스 측 "데뷔 1년 4개월만 첫 단독콘서트" 깜짝발표" (in Korean). entertain.naver.com. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 

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