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Best Sports Venues in Seoul

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Hyochang Stadium

Hyochang Stadium is a multi- purpose stadium located in Seoul. The venue is mainly used for football matches and serves as the home ground for Seoul WFC. Inaugurated in 1960, the stadium has a total capacity of 15,194.

Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul Olympic Stadium

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.

Seoul, South Korea
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Jamsil Arena

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.

Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul World Cup Stadium

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.

Seoul, South Korea
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Olympic Park

Located in the heart of the city, the Olympic Park was built when the Summer Olympics visited Seoul in 1988. It houses tennis courts, weight-lifting and fencing gymnasiums, a gymnastics arena and an indoor swimming pool. With the games done and dusted, these venues now play host to numerous cultural and sporting events, and the park is a popular tourist attraction by itself. Enter through the majestic Peace Gate with the Olympic flame atop, and soak in the freshness of manicured lawns donned with stone and metal sculptures. An inanimate version of Hodori, the games' mascot welcomes you at the Olympic Museum to celebrate the history of the games and witness various exhibitions.

Seoul, South Korea
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Gocheok Sky Dome

It took seven years to build this baseball stadium. Gocheok Sky Dome opened its doors in 2015 and is an attractive stadium. Its dome is reminiscent of a baseball ball and is eye catching. The stadium also features a soccer field, basketball court and a baseball themed area. Besides sporting events and matches, it also hosts concerts and festivals. It has hosted the Super Seoul Concert, 2016 Melon Music Awards and Metallica: WorldWired Tour in the past. It is among the biggest indoor concert spaces in the country.

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