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“Pro baseball at minor league prices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jamsil Baseball Stadium

Jamsil Baseball Stadium
10 Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
02-2240-8864
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Ranked #9 of 411 Activities in Seoul
Type: Sports Complexes, Sports
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Seoul
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“Pro baseball at minor league prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

One of the things I love about living in Korea is that professional sports tickets are very cheap compared to buying them in the States. A seat close to the action at Jamsil Stadium is a fraction of what a similar seat would cost in a major league ball park in the States. I went early in the season this past year and we were admitted into the stadium for free, since the game was a pre-season exhibition game. Later in July, a decent seat in a reserved seating section cost a little more than 10,000 won. I would recommend that if you are going on a weekend, that you do reserve a seat or purchase a seat in a reserved section at the stadium. There are open seating areas, but it has been my experience that on the weekends or holidays, these seats sell out. The problem therein is that the stadium continues to sell tickets well past the capacity of these sections so for the busy games there are people sitting in the aisles or standing at the back of the outfield section. I have gone two or three times with my little children and have purchased a ticket, only to find out after getting into the stadium that I would have to stand the entire game or sit in one of the aisles. I think we left early each time. But again, at the prices, it is hard to beat and the level of play is at least on par with the minor leagues in the States (We just had one of our Korean pitchers signed to a six-year deal with the Dodgers this year, we seem to have a player make it to the MLB about every other year). There are lots of food options at the stadium with Korean food, some small snack food marts, KFC, and Burger King. Usually around game time there are delivery people from local fried chicken restaurants and pizza restaurants with food packages available as well. The atmosphere at the park is a lot of fun. There are unified cheers that are led by the team's sponsored cheerleader (usually a guy dressed up in the team's uniform with white gloves and a whistle) and a lot of the fans get involved in the cheers.

Visited July 2012
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“See a Korean Baseball Game”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is very different than USA Baseball and not to be missed. Imagine baseball with Korean pop cheerleaders. It is almost like you went to a baseball game and a concert broke-out!

Visited October 2012
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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“Baseball the way it was meant to be seen...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We took in a game - LG vs Samsung. The crowd was crazy from 1st inning through the 9th. We're westerners - we kind of stood out, but people were friendly to us and we really enjoyed it. They had songs and chants for EVERYTHING, not just key plays. A real "same but different" experience.

Best of all, it was low cost ($128 for 28 bleacher seats, something like $4 per person). They allow pass-outs; go outside and get a real Burger King Whopper, a giant can of Hite beer, and only spend about $10, then come back in and enjoy real baseball. You can even buy beers at the subway station and carry them in too!

Visited July 2012
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Taipei
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“must experience when in korea during baseball season”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

very different compared to MLB in the U.S.

fans are much more interactive during the game.

a lot more food selections compared to U.S. baseball venues.

u can bring ur own foods and beers!!

as titled, if u r in korea during baseball season, gotta watch a game.

Visited July 2012
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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“An insight into Korean passion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Watching baseball is a must in Korea. Jamsil Stadium, home of Nexen Heroes, is the most convenient location for travelers visiting Seoul. Baseball is HUGE in Korea and everyone goes to cheer their favorite team. Actually, even if you do not know a thing about baseball, it will still be an entertaining experience watching flash-mob like cheers, chewing on fried chicken and burgers, and waving your stick balloons at all times. Like everyone mentioned, baseball tickets are cheap at around 10,000 won. Considering that it is a 3~4 hour entertainment, this is an amazing value.

Visited June 2012
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