Seoul World Cup Stadium
|Location||240, World Cup-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea|
|Public transit||Seoul Metropolitan Subway: |
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|Operator||Seoul Facilities Management Corporation|
|Broke ground||October 20, 1998|
|Opened||November 10, 2001|
|Construction cost||US $185 million|
|South Korea national football team|
|Revised Romanization||Seoul Woldeukeop Gyeonggijang|
|McCune–Reischauer||Sŏul Wŏldŭk'ŏp Kyŏnggijang|
The Seoul World Cup Stadium (Hangul: 서울월드컵경기장), also known as Sangam Stadium, is a stadium used mostly for association football matches. The venue is located in 240, World Cup-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It was built for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and opened in November 2001. It is currently the second largest stadium in South Korea after Seoul Olympic Stadium, and is the largest rectangular stadium in Asia. It was designed to represent the image of a traditional Korean kite. The stadium has a capacity of 66,704 seats, including 816 seats for VIP, 754 seats for press and 75 private Sky Box rooms, each with a capacity for 12 to 29 persons. Due to table seats installation, capacity was reduced from 66,806 seats to 66,704 seats in February 2014. Since the World Cup it has been managed by the Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corporation (SMFMC). FC Seoul moved to the Seoul World Cup Stadium in 2004.
The Seoul World Cup Stadium, the largest football-specific stadium in Asia, proudly exhibits its Korean roots. The roof has the unique shape of a traditional Korean kite, is 50 meters high, is supported by 16 masts, and covers 90% of the stadium’s seats. Clad with fiberglass fabric and polycarbonate glazing its looks as if it is made out of hanji – traditional Korean paper. At nighttime, illuminations bathe the stadium in a warm, soft light, much like the light shining through the paper of a traditional Korean lamp.
Notable football events
2002 FIFA World Cup
The Seoul World Cup Stadium was one of the venues of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:
|Date||Team 1||Result||Team 2||Round|
|31 May 2002||France||0–1||Senegal||Group A|
|13 June 2002||Turkey||3–0||China PR||Group C|
|25 June 2002||South Korea||0–1||Germany||Semi-finals|
2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup
The Seoul World Cup Stadium was one of the venues of the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and held the following matches:
|Date||Team 1||Result||Team 2||Round|
|9 September 2007||Ghana||1–2||Germany||Third place match|
|9 September 2007||Spain||0–0 (a.e.t.)
2013 AFC Champions League Final
The Seoul World Cup Stadium was the first leg venue of the 2013 AFC Champions League Final.
|FC Seoul||2–2||Guangzhou Evergrande|
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- The home of Korea Republic national football team since 2001.
- The home of K League 1 club FC Seoul since 2004.
- 2004: Sangam CGV Multiplex Cinema in the World Cup Mall at the Stadium was used as the filming location for Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS)'s drama Lovers in Paris. It was used as the cinema CSV of Baek Seung-kyung, Ki-joo's ex-wife, played by Park Shin-yang, also where Tae-young, played by Kim Jung-eun, worked and had the pajama party.
- 4th, 5th, and 6th Asia Song Festival, organised by Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange (KOFICE), from 2007 to 2009.
- 2009 Dream Concert – 10 October 2009
- 2010 Dream Concert – 22 May 2010
- 2011 Dream Concert – 28 May 2011
- 2012 Dream Concert – 12 May 2012
- Psy's Happening Concert – 13 April 2013
- 2013 Dream Concert – 11 May 2013
- 2014 Dream Concert's 20th Anniversary: I Love Korea – 7 June 2014
- S.M. Entertainment's SM Town Live World Tour IV – 15 August 2014
- 2014 League of Legends World Championship finals – 19 October 2014
- 2015 I Love Korea Dream Concert – 23 May 2015
- 70th anniversary of Independence I Am Korea Concert – 15 August 2015
- Sechs Kies's Reunion Concert – 14 April 2016
- 2016 I Love Korea Dream Concert – 4 June 2016
- Big Bang's 10th Anniversary Concert – 20 August 2016
- 2017 Dream Concert – 3 June 2017
- G-Dragon – Act III: M.O.T.T.E World Tour – 10 June 2017
- S.M. Entertainment's SM Town Live World Tour VI – 8 July 2017
- 2018 Dream Concert – 12 May 2018
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- "Seoul World Cup Stadium Tour Guide" Archived 2010-06-12 at the Wayback Machine Seoul Tourism Organization. Retrieved 2011-10-12
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- "Design of Seoul World Cup Stadium" Visit Korea
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- "Korean TV Drama: Lovers in Paris". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- Lee Yong-sung "Heartthrobs of Asian pop gather in Seoul" Korea Herald. 14 September 2007. Retrieved 3 April 2012
- "Asia Song Festival" Archived 2012-07-16 at the Wayback Machine KOFICE. 22 November 2007. Retrieved 12 October 2011
- Ryu Seung-yoon "Asia Song Festival to celebrate its 6th anniversary" Korea Herald. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2012
- Ryu Seung-yoon "Hosts for '2009 Dream Concert' announced" Korea Herald. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2012
- Kim, Jesscia (24 May 2010). "Super Junior performs at "Dream Concert"". 10 Asia. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
- "'드림콘서트' 6월3일 개최…엑소·레드벨벳 1차 라인업 [공식입장]". Naver (in Korean). The Dong-a Ilbo. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
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