Friday, October 21, 2011
Hyundai to build new Gwangju baseball stadium.
Artist's rendition of the new ballpark in Gwangju, from the 전남일보.
On October 20th it was announced that Hyundai Engineering & Construction will build Gwangju's new baseball stadium, home of the Kia Tigers. The site of a future "Culture Park" in Im-dong, it's expected to be done in December 2013 in time for the 2014 season. The new one will sit next to the old one, for now, but will replace and mean the end of Mudeung Stadium (무등경기장 주경기장), built in 1965.
Gwangju and Mudeung Stadium hosted the 46th annual National Sports Festival in 1965, where unfortunately 16 people died in a stampede
on opening day.