#worldcupbball

World Cup Stadium
월드 컵 경기장

Overview

Most people go to World Cup Stadium in Seoul to watch soccer. A well-kept secret about the grounds surrounding the stadium is that there is a nice basketball court outside the stadium's west gate. The area wasn't designed for a basketball court; it appears to have been built as an afterthought. However, the games played there are solid. It is a good option if you're looking for a place to play basketball in Seoul.

World Cup Stadium basketball court

Surface

Bricks. Yep. Bricks. It may not be traditional, but it works. All of a court's standard markings are painted on.

World Cup Stadium basketball court

Pros

-There are many nearby conveniences such as restrooms and convenience stores.
-The court is right next to a mountain. It is rather easy to find shade.
-There are "bleachers", or concrete benches, on one side of the court. They are perfect for either spectators or resting players.

Cons

The surface is bricks. Not a con, per se, but strange nonetheless.

Cool Down

There is a convenience store near World Cup Stadium Station. If that doesn't do it, go inside the stadium. There is a foodcourt on the second floor between the north and east entrances.

Sports and Recreation Nearby

-Futsal
-Hiking - Maebongsan
-Open Space
-Soccer (FC Seoul)
-Tennis
-World Cup Museum
-World Cup Stadium Park

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How To Get There

Where: Seoul-si, Mapo-gu, Seongsan-2-dong

Nearest subway station:

-Line 6 - World Cup Stadium Station (월드컵경기장역):
Use exit 2. Follow World Cup Stadium around to its west gate. The basketball court is between the stadium's west gate and the nearby mountain.

Posted April 17, 2015