There has been a lot of talk about the Jamsil Dome Stadium, or more precisely, the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Convention, and Exhibition) Complex.
Initially, the Seoul Metropolitan Government thought about renewing the main stadium in Jamsil to provide an alternative venue, but for safety reasons, they are now thinking of a third option. The KBO and LG/Dusan, who need to vacate Jamsil Stadium immediately, are clearly opposed to the idea. In response, the Seoul Metropolitan Government issued an explanation and stated that it would work closely with the KBO and its teams in various ways to come up with the best alternative.
Jamsil Dome has been mentioned since 2013,
10 years later, still in place, no deal?
On a related note, MHN Sports found an interesting fact. Ten years ago, in 2013, the same discussion took place. Back then, the Sports MICE Complex was announced, and the original plan was to build a dome at Jamsil Stadium by 2020. The Gocheok SkyDome had been under construction since 2009 and was nearing completion in 2015, so there was a consensus that Jamsil should follow the same path.
In the end, however, this plan was not realized. Rather, the plan was changed and dragged on for 10 years with no conclusion, repeating a pattern like Mobius’ belt, where if A is implemented, B shouldn’t be a problem, and if B is solved, C shouldn’t be a problem. If the project had materialized in 2013 and construction had begun in 2014-2015, Jamsil Dome Stadium would have already been built along with the Gocheok Sky Dome. Moreover, interest rates were not high at that time, so it is possible that the consortium organizing the construction would have had an easier time raising funds than this year. Seoul Eland FC of the professional soccer K2 League also joined the K League in 2015, so it would have been a natural transition to a soccer-only stadium after sharing the main stadium for some time.메이저놀이터
Ten years later, this pattern hasn’t changed at all. We still can’t do E because of D, and even if we solve E, we find a new problem, F, and we can’t do it again. Furthermore, interest rates are higher than they were 10 years ago. If so, the consortium that owns the development rights must be worried. The consortium that owns the development rights has to decide whether the project is feasible or not, and the possibility of withdrawal cannot be completely ruled out. Then again, the current status quo could sneak up on us again after another 10 years.
Whether it’s a dome or a new ballpark, it’s absolutely right that Jamsil Stadium needs to improve its current deteriorating situation. If not, the Ttukseom Dome stadium, which was once promoted solely by LG, should have been implemented earlier. It is unacceptable to announce that the project is going ahead without giving such a preparation period. At this rate, we may have to spend another 10 years back to square one.