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 namesOlympic Fencing Gymnasium
LocationBangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Coordinates37°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
Capacity6,500
Construction
Broke groundSeptember 1984
OpenedApril 1986
Renovated2011
Construction cost43.4 billion won
(2011 reconstruction)
ArchitectKang Kum-hee Architects
Structural engineerGeiger Associates
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationOllimpik handeubol gyeonggijang
McCune–ReischauerOllimp‘ik haendŭbol kyŏnggijang

SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium (KoreanSK올림픽핸드볼경기장; HanjaSK올림픽핸드볼競技場) is an indoor sporting arena located at the Olympic Park in Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea. The arena was built from September 1984 to April 1986.[1]

History[edit]

It was known as the Olympic Fencing Gymnasium (Korean올림픽펜싱경기장; Hanja올림픽펜싱競技場) 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 – February 3, 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 – December 8 and 9, 2012 – The first solo concert[9]
  • CN Blue: 2012 CN Blue Live: Blue Night in Seoul – December 15 and 16 – fourth concert in Seoul[10][11]

2013

2014

2015

2016

  • Seventeen: 'LIKE SEVENTEEN – Boys Wish' ENCORE CONCERT – February 13 and 14[13]
  • B.A.P: B.A.P Live on Earth 2016 World Tour – February 20 and 21 – first and second stop in Seoul as a part of their third world tour
  • Got7: Fly Tour – April 29 and 30
  • IU: 24 Steps: One, Two, Three, Four – December 3 and 4[14]

2017

  • BtoB: 3rd Concert 'BTOB Time' – January 21 and 22
  • AOMG Follow The Movement concert – February 11 and 12
  • Twice: Twice 1st Tour: Twiceland The Opening – February 17, 18 and 19[15]
  • 2PM: Concert '6 Nights' – February 24, 25 and 26
  • Sechs Kies: YellowKies Day – July 15[16]
  • Kim Jong-hyun: INSPIRED – December 9 and 10[17]

2018

2019

2020

  • Taeyeon: The UNSEEN – January 17, 18 and 19

2021

  • The Boyz: THE BOYZ FAN CON : THE B-ZONE – December 3, 4 and 5
  • Woodz: THE INVICIBLE CITY – December 11 and 12

2022

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 178.
  2. ^ Suk, Monica (October 20, 2011). "SK chief's contribution to handball stadium". Korea Herald. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  3. ^ "원더걸스, 21일 감격속 국내 첫 단독콘서트 마쳐". 네이트뉴스.
  4. ^ Kim, Lynn (December 8, 2009). "Super Junior to release live album this week". Asiae. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  5. ^ "Event Calendar: October 2009" Korea Herald. October 2, 2009. Retrieved April 10, 2012
  6. ^ Park, Kun-ouc (March 2, 2010). "Girls' Generation's Asia tour encore show a success". 10 Asia. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
  7. ^ Kun-ouc, Park (February 4, 2010). "Girls' Generation scores triple win at Seoul Music Awards". 10 Asia. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
  8. ^ "2010.3.31 Ticket". Joongang Daily. March 31, 2010. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
  9. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (October 19, 2012). "B1A4 Sells Out First Concert Tickets in Five Minutes". enewsworld mnet. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  10. ^ Ho, Stewart (October 17, 2012). "CN Blue to Hold its Fourth Seoul Concert in December". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved November 12, 2012.
  11. ^ Ho, Stewart (November 17, 2012). "CN Blue Sells Out Tickets to Seoul Concert in 10 Minutes". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved November 12, 2012.
  12. ^ "방탄소년단, 작정하고 섹시한 '밀당'..'화양연화' 4500팬 환호[종합]". OSEN. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  13. ^ "Seventeen announces encore concert". entertain.naver.com. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  14. ^ "IU Opens Up About What Her Previous Album "Chat-Shire" Means To Her". Soompi. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  15. ^ "트와이스 측 "데뷔 1년 4개월만 첫 단독콘서트" 깜짝발표" (in Korean). entertain.naver.com. January 10, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  16. ^ "젝스키스, 15일 20주년 팬미팅 'YELLOWKIES DAY'" (in Korean). STARNEWS. June 9, 2017. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  17. ^ "[공식] 샤이니 종현, 12월 솔로 콘서트 개최…15일 예매 오픈" (in Korean). Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  18. ^ "박지훈, 배우 변신 완벽 성공… 8주 연속 화제성 1위 쾌거". news.kmib.co.kr (in Korean). November 13, 2019. Retrieved November 17, 2019.

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