Holyjoe wrote:I've twigged where this is, and I've been there because of the historical associations. I think someone else if they really tried could do a bit of digging from these clues and get the answer, think old school Korean football (with the emphasis on old school)...
Ok going on the clues. The games played there were a forerunner of a tournament Suwon won this year. Obviously they won the FA Cup but following that back to its former days would lead us to the National Football Championship and in turn to stadiums such as Dongdaemun (which has already been ruled out) and Hyochang (which is still standing). However, Suwon also won - or more specifically their official high school, Maetan High School, won - the High School League this year.
Holyjoe's clue "Old School" also suggests we should be looking for schools with a strong connection to football and ideally ones which don't exist anymore and couple that with Eujin's clue that it should be closer to City Hall than either Dongdaemun or Hyochang.
The school that fits these criteria is Dongbuk High School which these days is down south in Gangdong-gu but from its founding in 1953, until it moved in 1980 (apparently their old fans still call the new school "Franchise School" and have been talking about getting a phoenix school up and running for over three decades), was in Jangchung-dong, across the road from where the current Chungmu Primary is located and just down the street from the Sofitel and Jangchung Gymnasium. Dongbuk, in articles on this very forum, were described as being "the country's top football school" and possibly still are among the top ones with none other than Son Heung Min among recent former pupils.
The "The Korean World Cup To Determine The Best Team In Korea Both North And South?!" could also have a connection in that - again, going on this very forum, Dongbuk has a connection with "Yangzee FC" the team set up by the KCIA in response to North Korea's performance at the 1966 World Cup with old boy Lee Hoi Taik turning out for them http://forum.rokfootball.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=940
So I'll go for the former site of Dongbuk High School's pitch which is slightly closer to City Hall than Dongdaemun. However, looking on daum maps I may well be wrong as I can't find that little park anywhere, and nor do I have any clue about brawls or English teachers (got to go to the 'buk for those).