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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:11 am
by eujin
Evergreen wrote:Anyone know what the closest train station to the ground is?

The mugungwha trains from Suncheon to Jinju stop at a place called Okgok 옥곡역, which is probably your best bet for being closest, with the bus 88 or taxi from there to the ground, about 10km away. Otherwise you could haul yourself from Suncheon or Gwangyang Station (which is a long way from the ground) by bus, 11 or 13, or taxi. Naver is telling me that the 88 bus from Okgok runs every two hours and takes the scenic route, so it might require a lot of patience or a bit of planning.

There is a closer station, Taegeum 태금역, which is like a mile away, but I don't think there are scheduled passenger services there. You need to either charter a train, send yourself as a package or steal a loco to get there. Just in case any newbie is reading this, I don't recommend any of those three options.

Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:46 pm
by Evergreen
Thanks mate, maybe the bus is the better option?

Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:33 pm
by anamerican
Evergreen wrote:Thanks mate, maybe the bus is the better option?


It's great you want to go to GwangYang, but Daejeon is at home Saturday vs Seongnam.

Evidence Gwangyang is so hard to get to you have to plan weeks in advance.

Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:49 pm
by eujin
Evergreen wrote:Thanks mate, maybe the bus is the better option?

Dunno, haven't they started running KTX trains from Daejeon to Suncheon now for the Yeosu thing? So it might be reasonably fast to get to Suncheon, then bus or taxi from there. What's the story with buses from where you are (where are you these days?) to Dong Gwangyang?

Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:47 pm
by Cyclops
I made it to Gwangyang in my first season in Korea when I didn't speak hardly any of the language, this forum didn't exist, and there were no handy online apps to tell you about public transport options. It's trickier than the other K-League grounds but definitely not rocket science!

Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:06 pm
by Evergreen
Cyclops wrote:I made it to Gwangyang in my first season in Korea when I didn't speak hardly any of the language, this forum didn't exist, and there were no handy online apps to tell you about public transport options. It's trickier than the other K-League grounds but definitely not rocket science!


Yeah I'm just trying to figure out the cost/value for money ratio. KTX both ways plus beers and taxis is looking at near the 100,000 mark, which is unjustifiable considering we will almost certainly lose.

Maybe I'll just watch it on TV.

Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:10 pm
by anamerican
Evergreen wrote:
Cyclops wrote:I made it to Gwangyang in my first season in Korea when I didn't speak hardly any of the language, this forum didn't exist, and there were no handy online apps to tell you about public transport options. It's trickier than the other K-League grounds but definitely not rocket science!


Yeah I'm just trying to figure out the cost/value for money ratio. KTX both ways plus beers and taxis is looking at near the 100,000 mark, which is unjustifiable considering we will almost certainly lose.

Maybe I'll just watch it on TV.


Away bus is free.

Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:18 pm
by sjc_three
anamerican wrote:
Evergreen wrote:
Cyclops wrote:I made it to Gwangyang in my first season in Korea when I didn't speak hardly any of the language, this forum didn't exist, and there were no handy online apps to tell you about public transport options. It's trickier than the other K-League grounds but definitely not rocket science!


Yeah I'm just trying to figure out the cost/value for money ratio. KTX both ways plus beers and taxis is looking at near the 100,000 mark, which is unjustifiable considering we will almost certainly lose.

Maybe I'll just watch it on TV.


Away bus is free.

But the 8 hour journey back stopping every 15 minutes for a service station break might be even more painful than the dent in your pocket the KTX would make!

Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:35 pm
by Cyclops
Despite what I said about it being do-able it's definitely more of a mission than other away games. The bus might be a good option, it can't be more than about 4-5 hours tops from Daejeon.

Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:24 am
by sjc_three
Cyclops wrote:Despite what I said about it being do-able it's definitely more of a mission than other away games. The bus might be a good option, it can't be more than about 4-5 hours tops from Daejeon.

Sure; the 8 was supposed to be an exaggeration regarding the irritating multiple stops that those supporters' buses make. :x

Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:36 am
by anamerican
sjc_three wrote:
Cyclops wrote:Despite what I said about it being do-able it's definitely more of a mission than other away games. The bus might be a good option, it can't be more than about 4-5 hours tops from Daejeon.

Sure; the 8 was supposed to be an exaggeration regarding the irritating multiple stops that those supporters' buses make. :x


Well, have you taken every teams away bus multiple times? I have as yet never taken the away bus. We can guess it won't be on TV. Who wants to watch Chunnam? GO!! Leave yourself plenty of time!! Take lots of pictures!!
I figure getting a bus/taxi after the game is the most stressful / annoying.

(When I went to 2011 Chunnam : Gyeongnam's match I drove myself)

Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:05 pm
by Evergreen
anamerican wrote:
sjc_three wrote:
Cyclops wrote:Despite what I said about it being do-able it's definitely more of a mission than other away games. The bus might be a good option, it can't be more than about 4-5 hours tops from Daejeon.

Sure; the 8 was supposed to be an exaggeration regarding the irritating multiple stops that those supporters' buses make. :x


Well, have you taken every teams away bus multiple times? I have as yet never taken the away bus. We can guess it won't be on TV. Who wants to watch Chunnam? GO!! Leave yourself plenty of time!! Take lots of pictures!!
I figure getting a bus/taxi after the game is the most stressful / annoying.

(When I went to 2011 Chunnam : Gyeongnam's match I drove myself)


Yeah I was considering driving but that means no beer, which at a Daejeon game means zero enjoyment.

I think I'm gonna get the supporters bus. 17,000 round trip including a match ticket is very reasonable IMO.

Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:15 am
by theglobalgnome
Cyclops wrote:It's trickier than the other K-League grounds but definitely not rocket science!


I went down today for the Incheon game and it wasn't too bad. KTX from Seoul to Suncheon, then Mugunghwa to Gwangyang. Gwangyang station is pretty isolated, so I walked into town (about 1.5k) and took a taxi out to the stadium, which was about 20 minutes. Same route home. A long day- for a very dull game- but a nice stadium and I'm glad I went.

Also, got to meet Ahn JungHwan who was signing autographs in front of the ground pre-match. Still has lovely hair.

Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:16 am
by Holyjoe
Did you get a bow from Lee Chun-soo?

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Re: K League - Chunnam Dragons - Gwangyang Football Stadium

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:13 pm
by theglobalgnome
Holyjoe wrote:Did you get a bow from Lee Chun-soo?

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Haha! No, just a smile, but a very handsome smile.

They made a big deal of Ahn's presence- he went around kicking balls into the stands at half-time- but no mention of Lee, funnily. Not a popular man in Incheon, so not surprised he didn't come round and apologies in the away end.