April 27, 2010 – Seoul, Korea
The heart-pumping championship game between Lakers and Celtics took place just a while ago, leaving Lakers supporters all pleased as they dust off to continue their office work. I’ve got hundred of friends’ statuses talking about this game. And I am left with only little information about it. Haha.
The most nearest I had come to a historical sports venue is in Seoul. This is the World Cup Stadium boasting as one of the 20 venues of 2002 FIFA World Cup. The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the first World Cup held in Asia, the last in which the “golden goal” rule was implemented, and the first tournament in World Cup history to be hosted by two countries, South Korea and Japan.
With a seating capacity of 68,476, there is no way Korean fans can never witness their team fought in the international football competitions. South Korea became the first and only Asian team to reach the semi-finals. They are considered as one of the most successful international football teams in Asia. And because of such humbling experience and international recognition, the stadium has been continually renovated to a more exemplary venue for sports competitions in the future.