World Cup Stadium & Mall
World Cup Stadium
Built to stage the opening ceremony and matches during the 2002 Football World Cup, this 66,000-seat venue is still used as a sports and...
This well-known, rough-and-ready restaurant serves chicken and ginseng soup. Queues form as summer temperatures soar because locals...
World Cup Stadium & Mall information
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.