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Muju

Postby eujin » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:42 am

The groundhoppers might have missed this, but it seems there was some sort of elementary school final at Muju this weekend.

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Re: Muju

Postby MipoFanatic » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:15 pm

Here's the Muju Stadium on Daum Maps. They refer to it as "무주운동장". It's also known as "등나무운동장".

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Not quite as pretty during the winter:

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Even the main stand is tiny:

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Nice view of the mountains to the south:

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Architectural sketch:

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Profile of the architect, Jeong Gi-yong (정기용).
Book about the architect's designs in Muju (title: 감응의 건축—정기용의 무주 프로젝트).

Love the use of brick!
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Re: Muju

Postby Gerd Bibimbapper » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:19 pm

Wot, no track? :albino:
Never seen anything like that 'vine trellis' at a football ground before, awesome.

Cracking photos Mipo, thanks for posting them.

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Re: Muju

Postby anamerican » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:01 am

Now that's a cool looking stadium. That took some "innovation" and "nerve" to build.
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Re: Muju

Postby MipoFanatic » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:41 pm

Added a couple more photos, including of the main stand.

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Re: Muju

Postby anamerican » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:26 pm

I'm desperate!! How many seats are at Muju? Do I need to count from the images?
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Re: Muju

Postby MipoFanatic » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:37 am

Not sure how many seats Muju has, but I can shed some light into what the ground is used for when football isn't taking place.

Here are some photos from the 14th Annual Muju Firefly Festival, which takes place every June:

http://firefly.or.kr/file_upload/sboard ... 2555_1.jpg
http://firefly.or.kr/file_upload/sboard ... 2555_2.jpg
http://firefly.or.kr/file_upload/sboard ... 2555_4.jpg
http://firefly.or.kr/file_upload/sboard ... 2555_5.jpg
http://firefly.or.kr/file_upload/sboard ... 2553_1.jpg
http://firefly.or.kr/file_upload/sboard ... 2486_2.jpg (from 2007)
http://firefly.or.kr/file_upload/sboard ... 2486_2.jpg (from 2007)
http://firefly.or.kr/file_upload/sboard ... 2486_1.jpg (from 2007)

Football fixtures seem hard to come by at Muju, but if you don't mind watching children barely into elementary school having a go, the Firefly Festival includes the Bandi Cup (반디컵):

http://firefly.or.kr/file_upload/sboard ... 2554_1.jpg
http://firefly.or.kr/file_upload/sboard ... 2554_2.jpg

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Re: Muju

Postby sjc_three » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:04 am

Football fixtures seem hard to come by at Muju, but if you don't mind watching children barely into elementary school having a go, the Firefly Festival includes the Bandi Cup (반디컵):

http://firefly.or.kr/file_upload/sboard ... 2554_1.jpg
http://firefly.or.kr/file_upload/sboard ... 2554_2.jpg[/quote]
lol - to continue Cyclops' "48" debate, it's hard to know exactly what my rules would be for what qualifies and what doesn't. I'm not so bothered about the age on display, but I think it would have to include real goalposts being used!!

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Re: Muju

Postby anamerican » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:28 am

sjc_three wrote:Football fixtures seem hard to come by at Muju, but if you don't mind watching children barely into elementary school having a go, the Firefly Festival includes the Bandi Cup (반디컵):

http://firefly.or.kr/file_upload/sboard ... 2554_1.jpg
http://firefly.or.kr/file_upload/sboard ... 2554_2.jpg
lol - to continue Cyclops' "48" debate, it's hard to know exactly what my rules would be for what qualifies and what doesn't. I'm not so bothered about the age on display, but I think it would have to include real goalposts being used!!


Real goal post!!! Those kids are playing width wise. They aren't even using the full stadium length. :)
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Re: Muju

Postby Cyclops » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:38 am

Yeah, agree with sjc_three on that one. I've played in a couple of random stadiums in 5-a-side or 7-a-side tournaments, but I wouldn't 'count' them as a real game wasn't involved, i.e. they only used part of the pitch. Not to mention that Muju is a long way to travel to watch a load of toddlers falling over!

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Re: Muju

Postby MipoFanatic » Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:38 pm

One more Muju photo:

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Is there a covering over the entire pitch, or are my eyes deceiving me?

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Re: Muju

Postby Cyclops » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:58 pm

At first glance I thought it was that meteorological phenomenon sometimes called "under cover of darkness", but on second look I'm totally perplexed. The entire pitch looks to be under the shadow of an extremely large tree, but none of the other shots of the ground include such a tree. Very sinister.

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Re: Muju

Postby sjc_three » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:17 pm

Looks like night with some lights on to me. You can see some shining through at the back if you look closely.

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Re: Muju

Postby eujin » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:09 am

Yeah, it looks like there are lights behind the stand and the sinister tree-like shadow on the pitch is just the shadow of the vines.

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Re: Muju

Postby Holyjoe » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:06 pm

A bloke from Soccerworld took a wee trip to Muju recently with his missus and posted a load of photos:

http://cafe.daum.net/soccerworldcafe/dp1Q/12811

Great place, maybe SK can head there when they're fed up with Jeju.


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