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Korea's  Leading Industrial Industry

The port city of Ulsan on the south-eastern coast of the Korean Peninsula is the industrial heartland of Korea. Ulsan is home to many of Korea's largest industrial manufacturers and other companies who benefit from Ulsan's natural resources, plentiful deep waterways and efficient transportation network. The city has grown to a population of more than 1 million people.

The Ulsan area is dotted with megalithic tombs and Bronze Age settlements, testifying to the length of time that the region has been populated. Evidence, however, shows that Ulsan was a popular destination even long before then. A set of rocks near the city clearly shows around 200 footprints of about 10 herbivorous dinosaurs including Ultrasaurus and Iguanodon. The giants of the animal kingdom continue to visit Ulsan to this day - the city is on the annual migration path of the grey whale, which can be seen in the waters off the coast from December to January.

The true giants of the Ulsan seas, though, are the enormous supertankers that are built here. The Ulsan shipyard is the largest in the world and accounts for 15% of the world's large container ships. Ulsan is also a centre for oil refining, chemical production and the manufacture of automobiles and state of the art computer monitors, digital televisions and LCD screens. The scale and quality of the facilities in Ulsan make it a regular destination for international visitors interested in studying Korean industrialisation.

Ulsan's rise to prominence began in the 1960s, when the city was designated by the Korean government to be in the vanguard of the nation's industrialisation. Ulsan was, and continues to be, central to Korea's economic success.

Football is enormously popular in Ulsan. The city is home to the Hyundai Tigers, one of the top clubs in the Korean professional league. The residents of Ulsan approach football with tremendous passion and enthusiasm. Most schools have their own football teams composed of youngsters who dream of playing professionally some day. Numerous company football clubs within the region also hold friendly football tournaments.

Ulsan was one of the cities chosen to host the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001.


Website: (Korean, English, Japanese)

Tel: 82-52-229-3718

Fax: 82-52-229-3719


The stadium, designed exclusively for football, draws its imagery
from Ulsan's symbols, the dolphin and the crane. The clean, simple
lines also reflect the simplicity and dignity of the ancient Silla crown

Key Facts

Name: Ulsan Munsu Stadium
Type: Football Only
Opened: April 28 2001
Cost: W151.4 billion
Total Capacity: 43,512
Spectator seats:
Under cover: 37,855
Open: 5,657
VIP seats: 600
VIP Boxes: 13 ( 176 seats)
Disabled seats: 276
Pitch Size: 115.5m x 78.5m
Spectator Parking: 3,517
Distances to Stadium
From city centre: 9 km
From Ulsan Airport: 15 km
From railway station: 10 km
From bus terminal: 8 km
Press Facilities
Press seats: 644
Seats with desk and telephone: 438
Space for commentators: 582

Source: FIFA

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