South Korea Is Building It’s First Arena Dedicated to K-Pop in Seoul


Earlier this week, South Korean internet company Kakao and the Seoul Metropolitan Government put forward plans to construct an entirely new arena dedicated to K-Pop.

Dubbed the Seoul Arena, the stadium is scheduled to be built in the Chang-dong, Dobong-gu area and is expected to be complete by October 2025. The ground breaking ceremony will be hosted in June after the final implementation plans are approved. The arena will host approximately 18,000 seats, with a capacity of 28,000 people for standing performances. A medium-sized performance venue that seats 7,000, as well as a movie theater and other commercial facilities, are to be included in the final blueprint.

In a report from Pulse News, Kakao is expected to lead the operations and maintenance of Seoul Arena for 30 years after it opens, though the venue will be owned by the government. To move with the times, the venue will also include augmented reality technology to provide a more in-depth digitally enhanced experience for concert goers.

Kakao is currently in competition with another entertainment company, CJ ENM, which recently began constructing a K-Pop dedicated arena last October. Currently, both are involved in the race of creating South Korea’s first and largest K-Pop arena.