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National League - Busan Transport - Gudeok Stadium

Postby sjc_three » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:44 am

Noticed an absence of a guide to the hallowed turf of the Gudeok, so time to rectify that, I reckon.

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Busan Transport are a semi-professional team who play in the National League, the second tier of Korean football. They play smart football and have a never-say-die attitude which often results in some great entertainment. Entrance for all of their games are FREE, and you are welcome to bring in as much food and alcohol as you can carry. The club have made our expat following very welcome! We have a core of regulars who like to make some noise with the aid of megaphones, vuvuzelas and drums, not to mention the special assistance from the drunk businessmen with their boxes full of soju.

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They play in the Gudeok Stadium, one of the venues for the 1988 Olympics and the spiritual home of football in Busan. With a beautiful backdrop of the Gyeongnam mountains to the east, it is the place to watch football in the city. Directions to stadium are as follows: Take Line 1 to Dongdaesin (stop 108). Come out at Exit 2 and follow the direction of the staircase and walk up the street for about 5 min. You can't miss it. If you are peckish, on the walk up from the station, just before you reach the junction in front of the stadium, you will find a local fried chicken restaurant, with very friendly staff who are well versed in waeguk supporters popping in for a pre-match feed/take away. At the junction, turn right to find a GS25, who are equally welcoming as you stock up on booze and snacks to take into the game.

For anyone driving, and I wouldn't recommend it as Busan has an excellent public transport system, there is a carpark directly outside the stadium.

Here is a map to clarify.

You can also find more details at our Facebook group.

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Re: National League - Busan Transport - Gudeok Stadium

Postby anamerican » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:55 am

How was the stadium in BUSAN used for the 88 SEOUL OLYMPICS?
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Re: National League - Busan Transport - Gudeok Stadium

Postby paquebot » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:17 am

anamerican wrote:How was the stadium in BUSAN used for the 88 SEOUL OLYMPICS?


How was it used? For football matches, obviously. :wink: Football wasn't the only event to take place in Busan, nor was Busan the only city to host events from the Seoul Olympics:

Sangmu Gymnasium¹, Seongnam – wrestling
Daejeon Stadium², Daejeon – football preliminaries
Daegu Stadium², Daegu – football preliminaries
Buson Stadium², Busan – football preliminaries
Gwangju Stadium², Gwangju – football preliminaries
Suwon Gymnasium¹, Suwon – handball
Seongnam Stadium², Seongnam – field hockey
Busan Yachting Center¹, Busan – sailing
Tongillo Road Course - cycling (individual road race, road team time trial)

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As to why they held events outside of Seoul, it may have been to reduce fixture congestion or prevent pitches from getting too worn out during the competition. I have no idea how many stadia were located in Seoul at the time though, nor what requirements they were using to pick the ones they did.
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Re: National League - Busan Transport - Gudeok Stadium

Postby just because » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:52 am

anamerican wrote:How was the stadium in BUSAN used for the 88 SEOUL OLYMPICS?


In Every olympic games football has been played in many other cities other than the host one....

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Re: National League - Busan Transport - Gudeok Stadium

Postby nzfooty » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:04 pm

just because wrote:
anamerican wrote:How was the stadium in BUSAN used for the 88 SEOUL OLYMPICS?


In Every olympic games football has been played in many other cities other than the host one....


ï¼´hat friendly tone got more polite responses than it deserved and to continue the trend:

e.g. London 2012

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Re: National League - Busan Transport - Gudeok Stadium

Postby Piggy » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:25 pm

And on the off-chance that it might prove useful to someone here's a link to my blog entry from the Busan Transport game with Mokpo last season. There's a bit of babbling on to start with, then some fish porn, a cardboard cut-out of a very famous fan and finally a line or two about the game itself.

http://trailofthelionking.com/2011/05/16/busan-transport-corporation-v-mokpo-city-friday-6th-may-2011-3pm/

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Re: National League - Busan Transport - Gudeok Stadium

Postby sjc_three » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:54 pm

Piggy wrote:And on the off-chance that it might prove useful to someone here's a link to my blog entry from the Busan Transport game with Mokpo last season. There's a bit of babbling on to start with, then some fish porn, a cardboard cut-out of a very famous fan and finally a line or two about the game itself.

http://trailofthelionking.com/2011/05/16/busan-transport-corporation-v-mokpo-city-friday-6th-may-2011-3pm/

lol - brilliant read. Very funny. Hadn't seen it before. Although, should point out, I wasn't stuck in traffic - I had to work that Friday so could only make the 2nd half as it was a hideously early kick off, for some reason which I forget now. I nearly didn't go - long way to go for 45 minutes of N-League, but the win made it worth it, not to mention the fact that Matteo was able to contribute a photo to your blog! You made a good choice avoiding the raw eel, incidently. I tried that up in Yongin a couple of years ago and it haunted me for hours afterwards. Honestly thought I'd be poisoned.

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Re: National League - Busan Transport - Gudeok Stadium

Postby Piggy » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:19 pm

Thanks mate. I wrote about the Busan Transport game away at Changwon too so I'll stick that on the Changwon travel guide on the off-chance that you havent seen it. It's even more long-winded than normal but it does feature a photo of a pug dressed up a bee.

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Re: National League - Busan Transport - Gudeok Stadium

Postby Holyjoe » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:41 am

Sound as though there are plans afoot in Busan to knock down the Gudeok and built a football specific stadium in its place, with the overall aim to get I'Park to move in there once it's done. What will that mean for the Transport I wonder? Stadium swap?

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Re: National League - Busan Transport - Gudeok Stadium

Postby anothertransportfan » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:27 pm

Holyjoe wrote:Sound as though there are plans afoot in Busan to knock down the Gudeok and built a football specific stadium in its place, with the overall aim to get I'Park to move in there once it's done. What will that mean for the Transport I wonder? Stadium swap?


I was under the (most likely misguided) impression that only the football stadium would be retained, while the gymnasium and baseball stadium would be demolished. That would make the venue "football specific".

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Re: National League - Busan Transport - Gudeok Stadium

Postby Holyjoe » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:37 pm

I'm not 100% sure what the plan is, I've seen this rendering of a proposed football a specific venue with what looks like tennis courts and a crazy golf course surrounding it. Leaving the old Gudeok in place is the cost effective approach but if there's money available to pull this development off it could be good for I'Park, not so good for the Transport... though of course no reason they couldn't groundshare like Gyeongnam/Changwon and the Suwon clubs.
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Re: National League - Busan Transport - Gudeok Stadium

Postby anothertransportfan » Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:26 am

It'll probably never happen. Although I do like the idea of crazy golf! :lol:
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Re: National League - Busan Transport - Gudeok Stadium

Postby daeguowl » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:19 am

anothertransportfan wrote:It'll probably never happen. Although I do like the idea of crazy golf! :lol:


Have you played crazy golf in Korea? The couple of times i played it was shite...

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Re: National League - Busan Transport - Gudeok Stadium

Postby just because » Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:51 pm

While it would be somewhat sad to see the old relic (it was built in 1928??) being bulldozed it would be great for a Changwon-like stadium to be built there. It would make for a much better atmosphere than the cavernous Asiad.

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Re: National League - Busan Transport - Gudeok Stadium

Postby Alex43 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:05 am

1. what is crazy golf?
2. who is fronting the bill?
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