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"underwhelming"

has rated Gwangju World Cup Stadium 2.0 out of 5.

etxebe's review of Gwangju World Cup Stadium

I visited South Korea in summer 2018 for a week or so and one evening I had a choice of two games in the south to attend - Jeonnam Dragons in K-League 1 or Gwangju in K-League 2. Jeonnam had a smaller 'soccer specific' ground but to be honest I was swayed by Gwangju's World Cup stadium (especially as it played host to Korea's famous quarter-final win over Spain). When I got there though I soon realised it was a poor decision.

Don't get me wrong it's a decent sized stadium but straight away it was apparent it had seen better days and a poorly attended second tier fixture didn't seem fitting for a former World Cup venue.

With less than a thousand in attendance I had not only the whole row but the whole section to myself, and despite the small size of the country the away side only brought a handful (literally half a dozen) of away fans. The game itself wasn't bad but having made the mistake of setting goal alerts on the Jeonnam match (which finished 3-5!) I had never been so disappointed to watch a 2-2 game.

Location

You'll probably need to get a bus to the stadium

Atmosphere

I was a bit disappointed to turn up to a huge stadium and see hardly anyone there. Maybe it's better in K-League 1 but you don't even have many away fans travelling despite the small size of the country. Typical with many of the Korean 2002 stadiums sadly.

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Ratings for Gwangju World Cup Stadium

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LocationAspect 1 rating: 2.0 stars
ViewAspect 2 rating: 3.0 stars
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AtmosphereAspect 6 rating: 2.0 stars
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