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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Postby Cyclops » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:14 pm

:smt096 Am I the only one who thinks this stadium is nothing special?

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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Postby anamerican » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:26 pm

Cyclops wrote::smt096 Am I the only one who thinks this stadium is nothing special?


Sometimes "simple" functions best.

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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Postby just because » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:42 am

Still one I have yet to make it to...will never do the 48 club (though I would love to but my wife might start getting sick of my roamings very quickly) but all the K-League clubs I am trying to visit. I have 6 left to do and this one, while close has always proved a hassle due to scheduling issues. Hope to get there next season.

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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Postby sjc_three » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:18 am

Cyclops wrote::smt096 Am I the only one who thinks this stadium is nothing special?

No running track, cute little main stand. It's definitely different to the average stadium here. I like it.

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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Postby eujin » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:36 pm

Cyclops wrote::smt096 Am I the only one who thinks this stadium is nothing special?

no

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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Postby MipoFanatic » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:17 pm

Sadly I never made it out to Chunnam during my year in Korea. It was high on my list, and I only had one opportunity (despite the crazy 44-match season in which Busan played two away matches there). I was on the supporters bus, about 20 minutes from the ground, and we received a phone call that the referee had called off the match. Seven hours on a bus for nothing! And unfortunately the re-arranged fixture was on a weeknight, so I couldn't attend.

From what I've seen from photos, and from what I remember of people on here mentioning, it's too "open" and lacks acoustics. Rare not to have a running track in Korea, though.

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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Postby Waeguky » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:27 am

I made it down this season and quite like it. Bit of a pig to get back from into town but not a bad little place. Gwangyang itself was a typical small korean place. But the nets behind the goals were annoying, ended up in the corner almost, i hate sitting at the side. Has that sulphur smell like you get in pohang as well. Loved the free crates of beer going at half time if you danced for when the camera hit you, and first place i've seen them pick foreigners for the freebie stuff at half time, so big plus to them.

Cyclops your a picky bugger, it not live up to bromely? What's ya fav' ground here these days?

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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Postby Cyclops » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:19 pm

No it doesn't live up to Hayes Lane, although I agree with everyone that no track = good. However, if that was the only criteria for liking grounds then all of the English 92 except Rotherham and West Ham are amazing.

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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Postby Waeguky » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:38 pm

I don't know why but for that reason i often like the running track grounds, probably because it reminds me of watching games on mainland europe. Although even those are disappearing with time. I like the look of juve's new ground. Although strangely reminds me of a larger version of mk dons, god knows why...

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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Postby anamerican » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:21 pm

The 48 club makes a good point. A stadium w/no track is good, but that doesn't make it awesome. What makes a stadium awesome?

What if you were the last fan in the place? How bad would your seat B?

These days stadiums scenery sucks. Concrete roofs & apartment buildings dont attract praise. Supposedly 경남FC has mountains fans can enjoy.

I like Chunnam's stadium. It's the best I've seen in Korea.

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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Postby Waeguky » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:19 pm

Daegu WC had a good view out in the sticks, if only the team played there and not in the dull one in town.

Gutted i missed the chance on sat to see the uni game in Olympic stadium, done it before just caught highlights when travelling... forgot that was this time of year, anyone go? I like football there and that's a running track ground that looks better since they tarted it up a bit.

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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Postby willamangiro » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:15 am

I've added a Chunnam stadium guide to my site here;

http://kleaguetour.weebly.com/chunnam-v-gangwon.html
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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Postby Piggy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:48 pm

And if it's of any use, here's my account of the game between Chunnam and Sangmu in 2011. Even if the directions for getting there are a bit vague, there's a cracking photo of two blokes knocking back soju whilst the kid they are looking after is sleeping in a cardboard box.

http://trailofthelionking.com/2011/05/04/chunnam-dragons-v-sanju-sangmu-saturday-23rd-april-2011-5pm/

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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Postby Evergreen » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:12 pm

Anyone know what the closest train station to the ground is?

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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Postby anamerican » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:10 pm

Evergreen wrote:Anyone know what the closest train station to the ground is?

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maps.daum.net CLAIMS, warning, a taxi from the city bus terminal to the stadium is 12,000won. I drive the family car everywhere so I have NO idea how to get there through public transport. I assume there are buses. Others on here have claimed it's very tough to get in and out of. It's about a 25min taxi ride from the bus terminal to the stadium according to Daum.net

Bus 88, warning 1 hour trip, supposedly goes from the bus terminal to near the stadium.
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