Coordinates: 37°30′57.200″N 127°4′21.900″E / 37.51588889°N 127.07275000°E
Jamsil Olympic Stadium
|Location||Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea|
|Public transit||Seoul Metropolitan Subway: |
at Sports Complex
|Owner||Seoul Sports Facilities Management Center|
|Operator||Seoul Sports Facilities Management Center|
|Field size||110 x 75m|
|Broke ground||28 November 1977|
|Opened||29 September 1984|
|Construction cost||491 billion won|
|South Korea national football team|
Seoul United (2007–2009, 2012)
Seoul E-Land (2015–present)
|Revised Romanization||Seoul Ollimping Ju Gyeonggijang|
|McCune–Reischauer||Sŏul Ollimp'ing Chu Kyŏnggijang|
The Seoul Olympic Stadium (Korean: 서울올림픽주경기장; Hanja: 서울올림픽主競技場), also known as Jamsil Olympic Stadium (formerly romanised as Chamshil), is a multi-purpose stadium in Seoul, South Korea. It is the main stadium built for the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 10th Asian Games in 1986. It is the centrepiece of the Seoul Sports Complex in the Songpa District, in the southeast of the city south of the Han River. It is the largest stadium in South Korea.
This multi-purpose stadium was designed by Kim Swoo-geun. The lines of the stadium's profile imitate the elegant curves of a Korean Joseon Dynasty porcelain vase. Spectator seats are distributed on two tiers, half covered. Initially built with a capacity of approximately 100,000, today it seats 69,950.
Before its construction, Seoul's largest venues were Dongdaemun Stadium and Hyochang Stadium. Seating 30,000 and 20,000 respectively, they were too small to attract world-class sporting events. Construction on the new stadium began in 1977 with the aim of staging the Asian Games in 1986. When Seoul was awarded the Games of the XXIV Olympiad in September 1981, this stadium became the centrepiece.
Officially, the stadium opened on 29 September 1984 and served as the site for the 10th Asian Games two years later, then the Olympics in 1988. However, it has not been used to stage a major world sporting event since then. It currently has no occupant, although the Korea Football Association has expressed interest in using the stadium for national team matches.
The events hosted by the stadium during the Olympics were the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, athletics, the football finals, and the equestrian jumping individual final.
From the match against Japan on 30 September 1984 to the match against Yugoslavia on 28 May 2000, the Olympic Stadium was the home ground of the Korea Republic national football team. The newly built Seoul World Cup Stadium then became the center match venue for the Korean team. In an effort to revitalize football across the nation, Korea used the Olympic Stadium for the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup in a 1–2 losing match against Japan on 28 July 2013. The KFA has expressed interest in continuing to use the venue for future national team matches.
Since 2015, newly formed professional football club Seoul E-Land FC is using this stadium.
The Seoul ePrix had the circuit run over into the Stadium and around the Seoul Sports Complex.
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