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Dongdaemun History Museum & Stadium Memorial

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Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial

The Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial was planned to be a space where everyone who remembers the Dongdaemun stadium could recollect their memories of the stadium and the surrounding areas. The Dongdaemun Stadium was initially established as Gyeongseong Stadium by the Japanese in 1925 and kept its spot for 82 years until its demolishing in 2007. Inside the Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial exhibits photos of various athletics competitions and sports events held in the stadium, relics related to the stadium, and videos for recollecting memories in the neighboring areas of the stadium.


Standing Out as Gyeongseong Stadium

This section introduces Gyeongseong Stadium, Korea’s first modern sports complex that opened in 1925. Photos of various competitions and postcards on the pool, track, and tennis court of the stadium and relics provide insight about the stadium back in its days as Gyeongseong Stadium.

A New Name: Seoul Stadium

After Korea’s independence in 1945, Gyeongseong Stadium was renamed "Seoul Stadium." Various athletics competitions were held in Seoul Stadium as well as political and cultural events and celebrations. Take a peek to the stadium's splendid past history by looking at a variety of baseball equipment and a photo album containing various pictures of competitions

The Last Name: Dongdaemun Stadium

As the Seoul Sports Complex was opened in 1985, Seoul Stadium was renamed again to "Dongdaemun Stadium." You can trace back the past appearances of Dongdaemun Stadium until it was demolished in 2007. Equipment that was actually used at the stadium such as the seats and lights, and a large screen video brings along vivid memories as if you are watching an actual competition.

Exhibition Time

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Closed on New Year's Day and every Mondays)

Admission Fee



281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea (Inside Dongdaemun History Museum)


Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial: +82-2-2153-0201


Directions to the Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial Map - Accessible via Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (line 2), Dongdaemun Station (line 4) and nearby bus stops.