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  • Seoul Arena K-pop Performance Center to Open in Chang-dong

  • Culture & Tourism news SMG 4925

    Seoul Arena, the first national concert hall for top K-pop artist performances, featuring various stages with a powerful sound system, will open its doors in 2024.

    As the nation’s largest indoor performance venue accommodating 18,400 spectators, it surpasses that of the Olympic Gymnastics Arena and other current performance facilities. The new arena will be home to over 90 annual large-scale performances and events, including K-pop concerts, performances in Korea by foreign artists, music awards, and festivals.

    Seoul Arena will be developed as a cultural complex facility for the advancement of the performance culture industry, while Seoul plans to secure global, cultural competitiveness through the arena’s construction to compensate for the inability of the current infrastructure in order to better acclimate to the worldwide K-pop craze.

    The arena will operate as the “Hallyu Hub” of Korea featuring optimal accessibility with current existing subway lines 1, 4 and 7, the opening of the GTX line, the extension of the KTX line to the northeast, as well as the creation of an underground Dongbu Expressway.