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Re: New stadia thread (planned, under construction, finished

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 5:13 pm
by SaintsCanada
Holyjoe wrote:I'm curious as to why you think the Munhak "wouldn't really cut it" for the Asian Games... it's pretty clear that construction of things like the rugby pitch, tennis courts and swimming pool were going to be necessities to host the tournament and they'll have lasting benefits for Incheon residents for many years to come, but the Munhak is not exactly your bog-standard dust bowl multi purpose arena that's been left untouched for 30-40 years. A wee bit of tarting up of a venue that's barely twelve years old and it would have been perfectly fine for use, as the Daegu venue was for the World championships after a similar makeover. Perhaps it will be turned into a national training centre for athletics which would be all well and good, but then again they're not exactly short of newly built venues in the capital region that could have served that purpose - Hwaseong is a perfect candidate, or Goyang, or even a tarted-up Munhak. The expenditure seems even more reckless seeing as Incheon city is in the midst of a fiscal crisis (see previous page of this thread as well).


The fiscal crisis of 2012, was in no small part due to all the stadia construction, it's not as if they decided to build this monster during or after that crisis.

As per a Munhak refurb, sure that could work. Perhaps that wouldn't be good enough to win the bid, though? I don't know anything about the bidding process or who they were up against. But I repeat, the Asian Games is a very big deal, just after the WC and Olympics. The Track World Championships is peanuts in comparison.

Re: New stadia thread (planned, under construction, finished

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 5:46 pm
by eujin
SaintsCanada wrote:Perhaps that wouldn't be good enough to win the bid, though? I don't know anything about the bidding process or who they were up against.

They were up against Delhi according to wikipedia. Asia isn't exactly short of cities willing to blow a wad on attracting attention.

The vote was held on April 17, 2007 at the Marriot Hotel in Kuwait City, Kuwait, during the OCA's general assembly. Final presentation prior to the votes, Incheon make a new offer, raise USD$20 million funds to support the countries who yet won a medal in the Games, as well as offer free flight and accommodation to all the participants, while India has offered nothing.[3][4] All 45 members voted, with voting held in secret ballot. Around 4 p.m. local time, it was announced that Incheon won the rights,[5] although the vote results were not released, it was revealed Incheon won by 32–13.[6]

It was widely felt that Delhi's lack of enthusiasm to host the event was the primary reason for its loss. Then Union Sports Minister of India, Mani Shankar Aiyar, spoke strongly against Delhi hosting the games and argued that it was better if the money allocated by India's government for organizing the sporting event was spent on building facilities for the poor.

Jack Warner would like to point out that Trinidad and Tobago have never won a medal at the World Cup.

Re: New stadia thread (planned, under construction, finished

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:38 pm
by anamerican
If you were to build a stadium in YongIn I guess it's a fairly decent spot. Yes. You haven't forgotten the white elephant in YongIn have you? It's well underway. If fact the top deck is done it seems. Can anyone say stupid stupid construction project? Yongin University down the street won't play there. Yongin City FC's new home? Any word on what the city plans to do with the monstrosity?

Re: New stadia thread (planned, under construction, finished

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:38 pm
by OttoSilver
You expected them to look at the 30 other empty stadiums in the country (and the beautiful Hwaseong Stadium not so far away) and think: "You know what? A tidy 5000 seater stadium with possibilities to expand up to 25000 would be perfect. We could get our two local teams to play there."

I don't think so! :smt082

Re: New stadia thread (planned, under construction, finished

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:28 pm
by eujin
The Yongin Everline is really cool and a very scenic ride. It even goes to the stadium (both of them). But the very best thing about it is there's no one else using it. Whichever councillor had the idea of building all these urban spaces that allow people in the know to get away from the hordes for just a token fee, was a man of true vision.

Re: New stadia thread (planned, under construction, finished

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:58 pm
by anamerican
Yes, the Everline does go past two main stadiums! Remember the YongIn City FC play out in the boonies. You would have better luck getting to Jeonnam Dragons stadium.

eujin wrote:The Yongin Everline is really cool and a very scenic ride. It even goes to the stadium (both of them). But the very best thing about it is there's no one else using it. Whichever councillor had the idea of building all these urban spaces that allow people in the know to get away from the hordes for just a token fee, was a man of true vision.

Re: New stadia thread (planned, under construction, finished

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:03 pm
by anamerican
Quick, tell me the name of the team that does play in a Yongin stadium. (hey no Google)

Re: New stadia thread (planned, under construction, finished

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:55 pm
by Holyjoe
The mayor of Seongnam was playing around on Twitter the other day and has apparently (maybe drunkenly) promised that he's going to have either Tancheon or Moran knocked down and rebuilt as a football specific stadium. He'll regret that when he sobers up.

Re: New stadia thread (planned, under construction, finished

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:01 am
by Holyjoe
Daegu seem to have received planning permission for a 12,000 football specific stadium which will be built on the site of the current civil stadium in the city. I think the target is to have it ready for the beginning of the 2018 season..

Re: New stadia thread (planned, under construction, finished

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:43 pm
by OttoSilver
I'm assuming there will me no track around it, then?

12,00o sounds great :)

Re: New stadia thread (planned, under construction, finished

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:13 am
by MipoFanatic
Much better than the World Cup elephant, although hopefully they have the foresight to pick a location and design that would allow them to modestly expand the capacity in the future if need be.

Odd that the most conservative city in all of South Korea will happily fund a new stadium for a football club. Back-scratching between politicians and construction firms is still alive and well, I take it.

Re: New stadia thread (planned, under construction, finished

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:03 pm
by SteveW
Bugger me. Wonder how much that will make the government subsidy for the next few years then? They were already running at $150 a head per game last season.

Re: New stadia thread (planned, under construction, finished

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:26 am
by MipoFanatic
Happy Daegu! Happy Football! Happy Jaebeol! Shit-out-of-luck taxpayer!

Re: New stadia thread (planned, under construction, finished

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:10 pm
by changwonmatty
Holyjoe wrote:Daegu seem to have received planning permission for a 12,000 football specific stadium which will be built on the site of the current civil stadium in the city. I think the target is to have it ready for the beginning of the 2018 season..

Thats brilliant...the civil stadium location is in a very central location in Daegu and it is well past its used-by date. If you farted hard enough I reckon you could make it crumble into dust it is getting that dodgy.

Re: New stadia thread (planned, under construction, finished

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:27 pm
by MipoFanatic
changwonmatty wrote:
Holyjoe wrote:Daegu seem to have received planning permission for a 12,000 football specific stadium which will be built on the site of the current civil stadium in the city. I think the target is to have it ready for the beginning of the 2018 season..

Thats brilliant...the civil stadium location is in a very central location in Daegu and it is well past its used-by date. If you farted hard enough I reckon you could make it crumble into dust it is getting that dodgy.


Reminds me of the Anyang Stadium. When I visited in 2003, njs gave me a souvenir in the form of some stadium concrete. :smt100