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Journey to Seoul Part 2


After checking out Mokdong Stadium, I decided to head over to Jamsil Stadium to see a game.  Jamsil is home to the LG Twins and the Doosan Bears.  On this day I got the chance to see the LG Twins face the Hanwha Eagles.  It my first taste of a large stadium in Korea.  The first two I have seen hold between 13-18,000 fans.  Jamsil holds over 30,000.  It was built in 1982 and is next to Seoul Olympic Park.  The stadium also hosted the 1988 Olympic baseball competition, even though baseball was not an official sport that year.

I got there early to check out the stadium and the surrounding area.  It was nice to walk around to see the Olympic Stadium and some of the other things left over from the Olympics in 1988.  There are some nice statutes of Olympic sports around the area and a street with Korean Olympic stars from past years.

I bought a ticket for the outfield and took off to see the inside of the stadium.  The outfield was a nice place to watch a game, but I didn’t like the fact that I couldn’t walk around the entire stadium with an outfield ticket.  So after watching a few innings from the outfield, I went out and got a cheap ticket for the infield so I could see the whole stadium.

The game action was really good with it being tied 0-0 till the bottom of the 7th when LG scored 3 runs to break the game open.  During the first 7 innings the fans were really into the game.  It was a lot of fun to see the action both on the field and in the stands.  The fans here are so passionate and its so great to see.  However, when LG scored 3 in the 7th it really got crazy.  I was fortunate to be on the LG side when the runs came across and the noise was deafening.  Every fan was on their feet yelling at the top of their lungs.  It was a great site to see.

Despite the lack of ability to walk around the entire stadium with any ticket, the experience was great.  The stadium was old but still in good shape.  It is your typical 80s concrete monstrosity, but it had a little character with a different layout than normal.  The bullpen is connected to the dugout so when a new pitcher would come in, it seemed like he was running directly from the dugout.

If you are ever in the area, check out a game here.  Be sure to give yourself a little bit of time to check out the surrounding area with the Olympic Park directly next door.  One of the great things was the fact that it is directly outside a subway stop, so there is no long walk from the subway to see a game.  I know I’ll be back so I can see a Bears home game.  Check out my Flickr page if you are interested in more pictures from the game.

‘Till Next Time

TBJM

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