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  • Jangchung Arena Surpasses One Million Spectators Within Four Years of Reopening

  • Culture & Tourism news SMG 2033

    Jangchung Arena Surpasses One Million Spectators Within Four Years of Reopening

    Jangchung Arena, which reopened four years ago following its remodeling project after fifty years, transformed into a cultural and sports complex to develop into a beloved destination among Seoul residents. Celebrating the 4th anniversary of its reopening, Jangchung Arena, located in Jung-gu, exceeded its one-million mark of visiting spectators.

    Following its reopening in January 2015, Jangchung Arena recorded a number of accumulated visitors reaching as much as 1,011,000 within four years. As if reflecting the popularity of Jangchung Arena, the number of games and events have also increased year on year. In 2018, it was rented out for a total of 282 days, following the previously recorded 195 days in 2015, 233 days in 2016, and 241 days in 2017.

    Jangchung Arena is the home stadium to the professional men’s volleyball club, Seoul Woori Card Wibee, and women’s volleyball club, GS Caltex Seoul Kixx, which are connected to the city of Seoul. In addition to the 116 volleyball games played at the arena, a total of 155 sports events, including basketball, international Taekwondo competitions, judo, cheerleading, and mixed martial arts competitions, were held at the arena.

    Besides sports events, Justin Hurwitz, the music director of the film, La La Land, held his Korean performance at the arena in December 2018, in addition to another 84 various cultural events. Over the course of four years, 369 events, including 130 general events, were held at Jangchung Arena during a span of 963 days. In August 2018, the two-day solo concert by Big Bang member, Seungri, attracted over 8,000 spectators.