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Re: Incheon Utd revealed their New Stadium Plan

Postby sjc_three » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:39 am

I've heard a lot about it, but am yet to witness it myself. I'm not sure I'm even convinced it really exists yet! It's a bit like one of those myths that people talk a lot about, but nobody's actually seen.

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Re: Incheon Utd revealed their New Stadium Plan

Postby MipoFanatic » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:09 pm

The southeast doesn't get much dust... or snow... they have warm weather, oceans and mountains instead. :smt006

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Re: Sung-ui Open Date

Postby Rothesay Saint » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:10 pm

Gerd Bibimbapper wrote:PLUS there was a yellow dust warning (which thankfully never materialized, but an old Korean guy gave me a mask!).
Anybody watched a game in Korea and had to contend with yellow dust?
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Yep, Seongnam v Suwon about four or five years ago in April. Wasn't really surprised though, everyone knows that Seongnam is a (cultural) desert.
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Re: Incheon Utd revealed their New Stadium Plan

Postby Holyjoe » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:36 pm

Incheon's new kit will commemorate the final season at the Munhak with Adieu Munhak woven into the back of the collar:

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Re: Incheon Utd revealed their New Stadium Plan

Postby Holyjoe » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:44 pm

...and a shot from the inside of the Sungeui - looking great so far:

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Re: Incheon Utd revealed their New Stadium Plan

Postby njs » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:43 pm

Holyjoe wrote:Incheon's new kit will commemorate the final season at the Munhak with Adieu Munhak woven into the back of the collar:

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Ah yes, a fitting tribute to their spiritual home for decades.... or 8 years....

We never got an Adieu Anyang.... :finger
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Re: Incheon Utd revealed their New Stadium Plan

Postby MipoFanatic » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:46 am

LOL... from that photo, looks like K-League scoring league Yoo Byung-soo fancies himself as a Billy Big Boots these days.

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Re: Incheon Utd revealed their New Stadium Plan

Postby Holyjoe » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:49 pm

Construction on the Sungeui has been suspended indefinitely because of the ongoing legal wrangles between local traders who are opposed to a Homeplus/Emart type store being part of the development and threatening their livelihoods...

In other football-related construction going wrong news:

Ulsan eats crow on lights
June 09, 2011

ULSAN - When a district in Ulsan city decided to build a couple of new football fields and install lights to allow night games, it seemed like a good idea.

But after spending 360 million won ($333,000) and completing the project, the lights are being yanked down before ever being illuminated.

Because they bothered birds.

Residents are criticizing the district and the Ulsan City government, which paid for some of the project, for not thinking ahead and wasting taxpayers’ money.

Last summer, the Ulsan Central District Office decided to add two football fields next to an existing pair near the Taehwa River. To allow play after sunset, they bought six 23-meter(75 feet) light poles and 16 light bulbs of 400 Lux intensity.

There was some resistance from the start, which was combated by the then-head of the Central District office, Cho Yong-soo.

“When the project was being pushed ahead, residents objected strongly, saying it would cause parking problems,” said Kim Young-gil, a member of the local assembly. “Cho convinced the residents, saying that operating football fields at night would attract more people, increasing business at nearby restaurants and revitalizing the whole district.”

Of the 2.2 billion won budget for the entire project, Ulsan city contributed 1.85 billion won and the rest by the national government. The lights cost 360 million won.

In April, environmentalists held a press conference warning of the impact of the tall, blinding lights on the migration of birds, including white herons and crows that frequent a bamboo grove located 200 meters away. They said it could affect their breeding too.

Construction began in February and was finished last month. But after the environmentalists’ complaint, the district office said it would not use the lights. Tuesday, the Ulsan city government announced it will take down the never-used lights, which will cost it an additional 50 million won, and install them at a district tennis court.

“The district and the city office wasted an exorbitant amount of public money while the residents were lukewarm about the idea, and the local assembly didn’t do anything about it,” said Jeong Seong-wook, 43, an Ulsan resident.

Former head of the Ulsan Central District Office, Cho Yong-soo, stepped down from the post last December for election violations. Park Tae-wan, a member of the local assembly said yesterday, “[On behalf of the local assembly,] I apologize for not thoroughly conducting deliberations on the budget.”

“It’s fortunate to have saved the habitat for migratory birds ,” Ulsan City Mayor Bak Maeng-woo said yesterday. “I will make sure such absurd incidents don’t happen again by strengthening cooperation between the district and the city offices.”

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Re: Incheon Utd revealed their New Stadium Plan

Postby anamerican » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:15 am

The discussion into what will be located in the stadiums other office space shouldn't stop the game and the stadium from construction. I assume the local resident would like the stadium proper to be complete for fans to come and to provide revenue to the local shops and bars which will spring up around the place. What's the worse thing that could happen? Put the complaining residents into the stadiums office space!!! Let them have the space.

With the stadium stopped, the local residents won't get any benefit.

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Re: Incheon Utd revealed their New Stadium Plan

Postby Holyjoe » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:44 pm

The Hwaseong Sports Complex is complete now and the stadium looks good. Of course Sinwoo Electronics are long gone but a new venue like this will no doubt attract interest for a new club... OB Rovers rumoured to be interested in playing there 8)

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Re: Incheon Utd revealed their New Stadium Plan

Postby anamerican » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:55 pm

Hwaseong is near Suwon, isn't it?

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Re: Incheon Utd revealed their New Stadium Plan

Postby mustoe02 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:35 pm

Yep, Hwaseong is not far from Suwon, and indeed it's where Suwon's training facilities are.

So, hang on a second, what have they built this rather magnificent (but no doubt crap for watching football in) stadium for?

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Re: Incheon Utd revealed their New Stadium Plan

Postby eujin » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:29 am

mustoe02 wrote:So, hang on a second, what have they built this rather magnificent (but no doubt crap for watching football in) stadium for?

Someone needed the work. :smt079

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Re: Incheon Utd revealed their New Stadium Plan

Postby MipoFanatic » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:57 am

If they don't get at least a second-division club playing in here, whichever person authorized construction should have to cross the DMZ by foot. :smt006

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Re: Incheon Utd revealed their New Stadium Plan

Postby anamerican » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:34 am

MipoFanatic wrote:If they don't get at least a second-division club playing in here, whichever person authorized construction should have to cross the DMZ by foot. :smt006


LOL


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