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K League - Pohang Steelers - Steelyard

Postby eujin » Wed May 13, 2009 1:21 am

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Pohang Steelers

City: Pohang
Stadium: Steelyard
Capacity: 20,000
Formed: 1973
Division: K-League
Honours: K-League Champions, 1986, 1988, 1992, 2007; KFA Cup Winners 1996, 2008; Adidas Cup Winners 1993; Peace Cup Winners 2009, AFC Champions League Winners, 1997, 1998, 2009.
Website: http://www.steelers.co.kr/

How To Get There

The Steelyard lies across a bay from the centre of town, near the main gate of the POSCO steelworks, on the way to Pohang airport. A taxi from Pohang Station will take between 15 and 20 minutes. There are also buses from the centre of town.

Tickets

Tickets are available outside the stadium and cost 10,000 won for adults (2009). There is a roof all the way around the stadium. There is access to all parts of the stadium and the home fans gather at the Northwest end.

Nearby

There are no restaurants or shops near the stadium although you can buy snacks and beer inside. The POSCO museum is just around the back of the stadium about 200 metres away. There you can see the Rommel House, named after the famous German general of WWII, hear the story of how POSCO was started with help from Japan and Japanese war reparations and how it became a success through the efforts of its workers. Pohang is also quite close to Gyeongju which is famous for its Shilla Royal burial mounds and archeological sites. The train to Pohang from Daegu passes through the outskirts of Gyeongju and Gyeongju is about 30 minutes by car or bus from Pohang.
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Re: K League - Pohang Steelers - Steelyard

Postby eujin » Wed May 13, 2009 1:24 am

The club logo isn't mine to give away, but hopefully it is OK (holyjoe?) It will also suffer from extreme link rot as I just linked it to the Steeler homepage.

There are actually some quite nice photos of the Steelyard on Google Earth.

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Re: K League - Pohang Steelers - Steelyard

Postby Sampo » Wed May 13, 2009 2:07 am

imageshack.us is a good, free, photo hosting site.


I haven't been to Pohang and I have to admit I am disappointed that the stadium doesn't have more steel. I guess I was expecting something like the Seattle Mariners' stadium.

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Re: K League - Pohang Steelers - Steelyard

Postby eujin » Wed May 13, 2009 12:02 pm

Yes, we could download the logo and then save it on imageshack but a) that would be effort and b) it looks even more like stealing then.

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Re: K League - Pohang Steelers - Steelyard

Postby Sampo » Wed May 13, 2009 12:38 pm

but then we wouldn't be stealing bandwidth. :)

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Re: K League - Pohang Steelers - Steelyard

Postby MipoFanatic » Mon May 18, 2009 3:10 am

It's free publicity for the club, FFS. It's not like the EPL, where they sue you for using their magical intellectual property... :smt083
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Re: K League - Pohang Steelers - Steelyard

Postby Evergreen » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:56 pm

To save myself the bother of a 14 hour round trip to the game on Sunday 6th I shall be flying into Pohang airport. How close is the airport to the stadium? Is a taxi reasonable cost or are there buses that will go to the stadium, or at least nearby?
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Re: K League - Pohang Steelers - Steelyard

Postby eujin » Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:38 pm

The stadium is about halfway between the airport and the city centre. So it's about 5km from the airport, on a reasonably straight road. I don't know how much it would cost, perhaps 5000 won in a taxi? There are buses from the airport into town, bus no. 200 maybe. Although the road from the airport into town goes pretty much past the stadium, you probably won't be able to see it from the main road, because it's tucked away behind some trees, but it's reasonably close to the main gate of POSCO, on the other side of the road (so on the lefthand side as you come from the airport). Sunday might not be the best day for airport buses.

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Re: K League - Pohang Steelers - Steelyard

Postby Evergreen » Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:31 pm

Cheers Eujin.

Maybe I'll make a weekend of it and go down on Saturday then. What's the nightlife like? I've been to the ground twice before but only on the supporters bus so didn't get to see the city itself.
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Re: K League - Pohang Steelers - Steelyard

Postby MipoFanatic » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:40 am

^ Same here. I'm surprised that some of the supporters of the larger don't get together and make a full weekend of some of these road matches. One bus just for them, and a mass booking of suites at a hotel. Would give them time to visit the sites, rather than just fly in and out solely for the football. Would make for a cracking experience.
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Re: K League - Pohang Steelers - Steelyard

Postby sjc_three » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:56 am



After watching that lengthy presentation, it's hard to argue the point - it's an excellent football stadium. Exactly what you would want as a supporter. Close to the pitch and a good view from every seat. Looking forward to visiting Changwon later in the month. I imagine that's going to be similar...

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Re: K League - Pohang Steelers - Steelyard

Postby Holyjoe » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:11 pm

It's had a bit of a paintjob and there's a new scoreboard in the away section.

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Re: K League - Pohang Steelers - Steelyard

Postby anamerican » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:56 pm

Great stadium, but if I had unlimited funds, I'd use this as a template and make a few changes in building my own stadium.

It's a crying shame other teams don't have stadiums as good as this one.

(I think it's important to have seats where fans can have players sweat drip on them, but I'm not the type who would want to sit in those seats.)
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Re: K League - Pohang Steelers - Steelyard

Postby mustoe02 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:52 am

It's had a bit of a paintjob and there's a new scoreboard in the away section.


Not the first time I've thought this about a Korean football stadium: who chose those colours?


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