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.
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.
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
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.
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Closed on New Year's Day and every Mondays)
281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea (Inside Dongdaemun History Museum)
Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial: +82-2-2153-0201