Suwon Sports Complex

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Suwon Sports Complex
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Full name Suwon Sports Complex Main Stadium
Location 775, Jowon-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Coordinates 37°17′52″N127°00′41″E / 37.29778°N 127.01139°E / 37.29778; 127.01139
Owner City of Suwon
Operator Suwon City Facilities Management Corporation
Capacity 11,808
Surface Grass
Construction
Built October 1971
Opened 1971
Renovated 2007, 2011
Tenants
Yukong Elephants (1987–1990)
Suwon Samsung Bluewings (1996–2001)
Suwon FC (2003–present)
Suwon FMC (2009–present)

Suwon Sports Complex (Hangul : 수원종합운동장; Hanja : 水原総合運動場振) is a group of sports facilities in Suwon, South Korea. The complex consists of the Suwon Stadium, Suwon Baseball Stadium, and Suwon Gymnasium.

Hangul Native alphabet of the Korean language

The Korean alphabet, known as Hangul, has been used to write the Korean language since its creation in the 15th century by King Sejong the Great. It may also be written as Hangeul following the standard Romanization.

Hanja Korean language characters of Chinese origin

Hanja is the Korean name for Chinese characters. More specifically, it refers to those Chinese characters borrowed from Chinese and incorporated into the Korean language with Korean pronunciation. Hanja-mal or Hanja-eo refers to words that can be written with Hanja, and hanmun refers to Classical Chinese writing, although "Hanja" is sometimes used loosely to encompass these other concepts. Because Hanja never underwent major reform, they are almost entirely identical to traditional Chinese and kyūjitai characters, though the stroke orders for some characters are slightly different. For example, the characters and are written as 敎 and 硏. Only a small number of Hanja characters are modified or unique to Korean. By contrast, many of the Chinese characters currently in use in Japan and Mainland China have been simplified, and contain fewer strokes than the corresponding Hanja characters.

Suwon Specific city in Sudogwon, South Korea

Suwon is the capital and largest metropolis of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea's most populous province which surrounds Seoul, the national capital. Suwon lies about 30 kilometres south of Seoul. It is traditionally known as "The City of Filial Piety". With a population close to 1.2 million, it is larger than Ulsan, although it is not governed as a metropolitan city.

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Facilities

Suwon Stadium

Suwon Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium and currently used mostly for football matches, built in 1971, has a capacity of 11,808 seats and was home of South Korean football club Suwon Samsung Bluewings until 2002, when the new stadium was built. [1] [2]

Multi-purpose stadium type of stadium

Multi-purpose stadiums are a type of stadium designed to be easily used by multiple types of events. While any stadium could potentially host more than one type of sport or event, this concept usually refers to a specific design philosophy that stresses multifunctionality over specificity. It is used most commonly in Canada and the United States, where the two most popular outdoor team sports – football and baseball – require radically different facilities. Football uses a rectangular field, while baseball is played on a diamond and large outfield. This requires a particular design to accommodate both, usually an oval. While building stadiums in this way means that sports teams and governments can share costs, it also imposes some challenges.

Suwon Samsung Bluewings professional association football club based in Suwon, South Korea

Suwon Samsung Bluewings is a South Korean football club based in Suwon, South Korea, that plays in the K League 1. Founded in December 1995, they have become one of Asian football's most famous clubs with a host of domestic and continental honours. Suwon have won the championship on four occasions, in 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2008.

Suwon World Cup Stadium architectural structure

The Suwon World Cup Stadium (수원월드컵경기장) is a football stadium in the South Korean city of Suwon. It has been home to K League 1 football side Suwon Samsung Bluewings since 2001. The capacity of the stadium is 43,959.

Suwon Baseball Stadium

Suwon Gymnasium

The gymnasium, with a capacity of 5,145, was built in 1963 and hosted the handball events of the 1988 Summer Olympics. [3]

1988 Summer Olympics Games of the XXIV Olympiad, celebrated in Seoul (South Korea) in 1988

The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event celebrated from 17 September to 2 October 1988 in Seoul, South Korea.

International matches

Here is a list of notable international matches held at Suwon Stadium.

2000–01 Asian Club Championship

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References

  1. "제 7탄 수원종합운동장 1". K-League. Retrieved 2010-09-30.[ dead link ]
  2. "제7탄 수원종합운동장 2". K-League. Retrieved 2010-09-30.[ dead link ]
  3. "Official Report: Organization and Planning Volume 1: Games of the XXIVth Olympiad Seoul 1988" (PDF). Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee. Retrieved 2010-09-30.

Coordinates: 37°17′52″N127°00′41″E / 37.297647°N 127.01133°E / 37.297647; 127.01133

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