Busan Asiad Main Stadium, consisting of 1 underground floor and 4 above-ground floors, with an area of 330,000㎡, has been furnished with 53,000 seats including 252 seats for guests with physically disabilities, and has a maximum holding capacity of 80,000 spectators in stadium.
Since beginning construction in November of 1993, the city of Busan invested a total of 22,694,800 won, a work force of 488,000 laborers, and 7 years and 9 months to complete the stadium. An auxiliary stadium of 24,785㎡ stands next to the main stadium. Asiad Main Stadium is a multi-purpose sports complex for holding various performances and residential events.
The architectural structure is designed to flow with the image of the international marine city, Busan, focusing on curved, delicate lines throughout rather than straight lines in order to reflect the ocean’s rolling waves. The circumference of the stadium is equipped with a deck, similar in appearance to the belt of Saturn. With forty-eight pillars and seventy-two gateways, the wall-less deck embodies an openness with the world and the flow of cosmic energy.
Busan Asiad Main Stadium was the first sports arena in Korea to be recognized as a first-class international stadium by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Even in the case of heavy rain, with rainfall of as much as 10~15mm/hr, players can continue their competitions after 12~24 hours because of the unique lawn planting method. A lighting system of 2000 lx and the greatest electric scoreboard also provide spectators with high-resolution TV relay broadcasting for a better watching experience.
How To Go There:
[Subway + Bus]
Get off at Busan Sports Complex Station (Busan Subway Line 3), Exit 9.
Sajik Station (Busan Subway Line 3), Exit 1.
Then transfer to a local bus bound for History Repository of the National Archives of Korea Bus Stop (국가기록원 역사기록관 정류장), riding bus 10-1, 12, 19, 44, 50, 57, 80-1, 111-2, 131, 189-1 or 1002.