World Cup Stadium & Mall

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World Cup Stadium & Mall information

Seoul , South Korea
Telephone
+82 2 2128 2002
Getting there
underground rail line 6 to World Cup Stadium, Exit 1
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Lonely Planet review

Costing US$151 million, the spectacular 64,000-seat World Cup Stadium was built to stage the opening ceremony and some of the matches of the 2002 World Cup soccer finals, which Korea co-hosted with Japan.

The Seoul World Cup Museum relives the highs and lows of the 2002 cup on screen, along with souvenirs and a couple of virtual soccer games. Nearby is the tour office (open from 9am to 6pm) for trips behind the scenes to the changing-rooms that the soccer superstars used.

The stadium is also home to a CGV cinema multiplex, a popular fashion store called Homever, a food court and spa. Around the stadium are large parks that have been cleverly reclaimed from landfill sites and returned to a natural state.