Olympic Stadium Seoul was opened on September 24th , 1984 and was built to hold the 10th Asian Games and the 1988 Summer Olympics. It is part of the Jamsil Sports Complex in Seoul. The Stadium was built to hold 100,000 spectators for the olympics and now it seats just under 70,000 people. The Stadium was designed by Kim Swoo Geun and the stadium profile and curves were based on Korean Joseon Dynasty porcelain vase. Since the Olympics, the stadium hasn’t been used for any major world events. The stadium had been Seoul FC United’s home stadium from 2007 to 2009. Also, many concerts are held here. Some of the big acts to use this stadium were Micheal Jackson, Bon Jovi, Metallica and many more.
Many other events, exhibitions and shows are held at Olympic Stadium. The last time I visited The Olympic Stadium was in October 2009. At that time HI SEOUL held The SEOUL DESIGN OLYMPIAD. This event was held to celebrate Seoul becoming the designated World Design Capital in 2010. The event was held to help the citizens of Seoul turn Seoul into a green city with a beautiful landscape while still continuing to build infrastructure and create a modern city in harmony with nature. There were many products on display and ideas on how to save the environment. To see if there are any more events coming up, check out HI SEOUL website.
Admission / Opening Hours:
The stadium is closed to the public. The only way to gain access to the Stadium is when there is a special event on.
How to get there:
Take line 2 to Sports Complex Station and take exit 6 or 7. After leaving the station head straight for about 5 minutes and you will arrive at the stadium.
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