Olympic Gymnastics Arena

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Olympic Gymnastics Arena
Olympic Gymnastics Hall
Seoul Olympic Park 1st Gym.jpg
Olympic Gymnastics Arena in 2008
Location Bangi-dong, Songpa District, Seoul, South Korea
Coordinates 37°31′09″N 127°07′39″E / 37.51916°N 127.127514°E / 37.51916; 127.127514Coordinates: 37°31′09″N 127°07′39″E / 37.51916°N 127.127514°E / 37.51916; 127.127514
Capacity 15,000
Construction
Broke ground 31 August 1984
Opened 30 April 1986
Architect Kim Swoo-geun, Space Group of Korea (SKG)
Structural engineer David H. Geiger, Geiger Associates
Korean name
Hangul 올림픽체조경기장
Hanja
Revised Romanization Ollimpik chejo gyeonggijang
McCune–Reischauer Ollimp‘ik ch‘ejo kyŏnggijang

Olympic Gymnastics Arena (Hangul올림픽체조경기장; Hanja奧林匹克體操競技場, also known as Olympic Gymnastics Hall) is an indoor sports arena, located within the Olympic Park, in Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It was constructed between 31 August 1984 and 30 April 1986, to host the gymnastics competitions at the 1988 Summer Olympics. It has a capacity of 15,000.[1] The roof was designed by David H. Geiger. It is a self-supporting cable dome - the first of its kind ever built - with a four-layer fabric cladding.[2]

Since the Olympics it has hosted a variety of events, notably as a concert venue for South Koreans as well as international artists.

Events[edit]

Olympic Gymnastics Hall in 2012
Olympic Gymnastics Hall entrance in 2012
2004–2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

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