Seoul World Cup Stadium is shaped like a traditional Korean kite, and if seen from above, it looks as if a rectangular shield is being flown like a kite. The shape of the stadium represents flight towards victory, and it combines the hopes of the World Cup games and spirit and traditional culture of the Korean people.
The very first impression the stadium gives is that it is very large. It provides over 60,000 seats, and in fact, in terms of area and facility, it is the best in Asia. There are also large screens on either side of the stadium for people wanting close-up view of the games. Near the stadium there are a variety of parks, ideal for leisurely walks. There are also five theme parks around the stadium – Peace Park, Nanjicheon Park, and Noeul Park among them. Thick groves of trees, modern street lights, and magnificent fountains make the parks ideal walking areas in the morning and evening. In the evenings, many in-line skaters come and hang out as well. The stadium is open from 9 to 5 pm, and many interpreters are always on duty.
After the successful completion of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan, the Seoul World Cup Stadium has been leading the campaign to promote soccer culture, and is also a frontrunner in hosting various cultural events. Located within the facilities are also places to shop and enjoy cultural activities- providing all visitors with much to see and do. In Seoul, it is rising as a popular tourist spot.
240, World cup-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul[Google Map]
new.sisul.or.kr (Korean only)
World Cup Stadium Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 1 or 2.
Get off at Seoul World Cup Stadium Bus Stop
Blue Bus 271, 571
Green Bus 6715, 7714, 7715
Red Bus 9711
Subsidiary stadium, futsal field, North Square, Skybox, reception hall, seminar room, etc.
accomcountleports: Total: 66,704 seats
infocenterleports: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2128-2000
parkingfeeleports: 150 won for every 5 minutes (Stadium)
1,000 won for every 30 minutes (Homeplus)
Stadium: 537 parking slots, Homeplus: 767 parking slots