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Information as of 21 Feb, 2017

The Best Sports and Cultural Complex in Korea – Gocheok Skydome

Opened in 2015, Gocheok Skydome is located in Gocheok-dong, Guro-gu. Built as part of the effort to expand the number of public sports arenas and cultural facilities capable of hosting a wide variety of events, Gocheok Skydome is the first domed baseball stadium in Korea and features 18,076 seats. As such, it is a complex capable of hosting various sports and cultural events for visitors to enjoy all year round. 

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  • Gocheok Skydome is connected to a pedestrian plaza
    where side events can be held during major events at the Skydome. In the
    future, this plaza will be connected to a baseball themed street. 
  • Location :430 Gyeongin-ro, Guro-gu, Seoul
  • Tel :+82-2-2128-2300

The First Indoor Sports Arena in Korea – Jangchung Gymnasium

Built in 1963, Jangchung Gymnasium is the first indoor sports arena in Korea. Located in Jangchung-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, it served as the venue for the judo and taekwondo events of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games, as well as amateur basketball games and professional wrestling matches. 

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  • Beginning in 2012, nearly 50 years after its construction in 1963, a project was launched to renovate the aging gymnasium. The renovations were completed and the gymnasium reopened in 2015. 
  • Currently, Jangchung Gymnasium is home to the GS Caltex volleyball team and Woori Card Volleyball Club.
  • Location :Jangchung-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
  • Tel :+82-2-2128-2800

The Home Ground of Korea’s Soccer Team – Seoul World Cup Stadium

The Seoul World Cup Stadium, located in Sangam-dong, was opened on December 27, 2001,for the 2002 Korea/Japan FIFA World Cup. The Seoul World Cup Stadium hosted the opening ceremony and the opening match.

Seoul World Cup Stadium

  • The largest soccer stadium in Asia, it is the home ground of Korea’s national soccer team. 
  • Equipped with a variety of facilities, including multiplex cinemas, shopping malls, wedding halls, gyms, saunas and discount stores, the stadium is a huge cultural complex where visitors can enjoy recreational and cultural activities, shopping, and sports. 
  • The outdoor square next to the stadium has been opened to the public for various events and sporting activities including inline skating and hockey.
  • Location :240, World cup-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Tel :+82-02-2128-2002

Brimming Bleachers – Jamsil Baseball Stadium

This baseball stadium located within Jamsil Sports Complex was opened in July 1982 – the  unforgettable year when Korea won the Baseball World Championship. 

Jamsil Baseball Stadium

  • The stadium is the home ground for Korea’s pro league baseball teams LG Twins and Doosan Bears.
  • Baseball games are played every day except on Mondays and rainy days during the baseball season.
  • Location :25, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul

Space for Citizens’ Daily Physical Exercise- Mok-dong Stadium

Seoul began constructing Mokdong Stadium in June 1987 to meet the ever-increasing  demand for a sports facility due to the city’s rising population. 

 Mok-dong Stadium

  • There is a baseball stadium and an indoor ice rink. The baseball stadium is the home ground of Nexen Heroes. 
  • The indoor ice rink is used for ice hockey games and figure skating among other ice sports. It is also used as an occasional stage for ice ballets. 
  • The stadium is used not only for major sports events but also serves as a sports ground for nearby residents
  • Location :336, Anyangcheon-gil, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul
  • Tel :+82-02-2652-3888