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Located in the heart of Seoul, this center ranks among the top ten performing arts centers in the world. It stands six stories high with three basement levels. This performing arts center offers a place to enjoy top-quality performances at an international level. At night, floodlights illuminate the building, giving it a sense of beauty, romance and mystique. It is a popular venue for symphonies, concerts, operas, ballet, and Korean traditional folk performances. Exhibitions and international conventions are held here, too.
Considered to be among the finest Olympic stadiums to be ever built, Seoul Olympic Stadium or the Jamsil Olympic Stadium as it is also known is the crowing glory of the Jamsil Sports Complex. The foundation for this arena was laid down in 1977 in preparation for the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 1986 10th Asian Games. It opened its doors in 1984 and is a much coveted venue for sports, festivals and concerts. Its graceful curvaceous facade is reminiscent of a Joseon Dynasty porcelain. Football matches and other major sporting events such as the Seoul Design Olympics were held here. The stadium has also hosted musicians such as Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Coldplay. It is the largest stadium in the country.
Jamsil Arena is an indoor sporting venue located in Seoul. The stadium is a part of the Jamsil Sports Complex and is mainly used for basketball tournaments. Inaugurated in 1979, the stadium has a total capacity of 11,069. The arena also has been known to host major events such as concerts and award shows.
Considered to be the continent's largest stadium for football, the Seoul World Cup Stadium is an architectural beauty when it comes to football stadiums throughout Asia or the world. Its unusual roof reminiscent of a Korean kite with 16 poles is clothed in fiberglass and polycarbonate glazing. This makes it look like its made from Korean paper. It covers a major part of the stadium's seating. Used only for football matches, it is also among the largest stadiums in the country. Opened for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, it has hosted major football matches. It is the home ground of the FC Seoul and South Korea National Football Team.
Since its establishment in 1984, Seoul Nori Madang has always attracted tourists and locals. The circular amphitheater plays host to an array of cultural events celebrating Korea's rich and affluent legacy. Shows include traditional dances, folk singing, ancient martial arts, mask plays like Songpa Sandae Nori and the ceremonious Songpa Baekjung Nori. The vibrant costumes, spirited music and riot of colors are characteristic of the country's vivid culture. Performances are free and are held on weekends.