Jamsil Baseball Stadium

Jamsil Baseball Stadium (Korean잠실 야구장; Hanja蠶室野球場) is a baseball stadium located at 25 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea. The stadium holds 25,553 people and was built from April 1980 to July 1982. It makes up the Seoul Sports Complex along with the nearby Seoul Olympic Stadium, and hosted the baseball events during the 1988 Summer Olympics.

Jamsil Baseball Stadium
Jamsil Baseball Stadium Seoul.jpg
LocationJamsil 1-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Coordinates37°30′44.6″N 127°04′19.1″E / 37.512389°N 127.071972°E / 37.512389; 127.071972Coordinates: 37°30′44.6″N 127°04′19.1″E / 37.512389°N 127.071972°E / 37.512389; 127.071972
OwnerCity of Seoul
Capacity25,553
Field sizeLeft Field – 100 metres (328 ft)
Left-Center – 120 metres (394 ft)
Center Field – 125 metres (410 ft)
Right-Center – 120 metres (394 ft)
Right Field – 100 metres (328 ft)
Outfield Wall Height – 2.6 metres (9 ft)
SurfaceNatural grass
Construction
Broke groundApril 17, 1980
Built1980–1982
OpenedJuly 15, 1982
Construction cost12.6 billion won
ArchitectKim In-ho
General contractorHyundai Engineering & Construction
Tenants
LG Twins
Doosan Bears

It is the home of the LG Twins and Doosan Bears of the KBO. The area of Jamsil Baseball Stadium is 26,331 square metres (283,420 sq ft). It has one basement level. It is three stories high with a center-field distance of 125 metres (410 ft) and side distances of 100 metres (330 ft). The stadium has 59 entrances consisting of 49 inner gates and 10 outer gates. The parking lot allows 2,200 cars to park. The stadium can be reached by Seoul Subway Line 2, Line 9, or by bus.

Jamsil Baseball Stadium was renovated in 2007 for about 1.5 billion won. Grass on the field was replaced, drains were installed, and sprinkler were upgraded to prevent heavy rain damage.[1] In 2009, a viewing party was held at the stadium for the final game of the 2009 World Baseball Classic between South Korea and Japan.[2] After the 2012 baseball season, Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corporation changed the soil of the ground for easier maintenance and prevention of injuries. They changed all seats except for the third floor, built a new locker room for the away team, and remodeled restrooms for fans. With the 2020 season just around the corner, the outfield seats are also renovated. The chairs have been replaced with folding chairs, allowing spectators sitting in the outfield seats to enjoy the game more comfortably.[3]

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  1. ^ "About Jamsil Stadium". Doosan Bears official website. Archived from the original on 16 September 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBuUFZcuzuE
  3. ^ https://newsis.com/view/?id=NISI20200324_0016204408. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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