Busan Sports Complex [부산사직종합운동장]

The King: Eternal Monarch (2020)

Sajik Indoor Gymnasium [사직실내체육관/社稷室內體育館]

In episode 5 of The King: Eternal Monarch (더킹:영원의 군주) (SBS, 2020), King Lee Gon (Lee Minho) shoots the first goal in this basketball season-opening ceremony at ficticious “Daehan University”. Tae-eul (Kim Go-eun) is masquerading as a member of his Royal Guard security detail, but always out-of-step and overwhelmed by Gon’s charisma and popularity. She is very impressed when Gon shoots a 3-pointer goal, however Yeong (Woo Do-hwan) is not impressed with her unprofessional reaction.

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Busan Sports Complex [부산사직종합운동장/釜山綜合運動場], opened completely in 1986, is a sports facility complex located in Busan’s neighborhood of Sajik [Sajik-dong/사직동] in the Dongnae District [Dongnae-gu/동래구]. The complex is made up by the Busan Asian Main Stadium [부산아시아드주경기장], an Busan Spotrs Complex Auxiliary Stadium [부산종합운동장 보조경기장], the Sajik Baseball Stadium [사직야구장], the Sajik Indoor Gymnasium [사직실내체육관] and the Sajik Indoor Swimming Pool [사직실내수영장]. The Asian Games were held here in 2002.

The Sajik Indoor Gymnasium [사직실내체육관/社稷室內體育館] was opened in 1985 as part of the Busan Sports Complex, and is the home of Busan’s KT Sonicboom basketball team, a KT Corporation (formerly Korea Telecom) sponsored professional basketball team since 2009. In 2010, a state-of-the-art basketball gymnasium was completed and renamed as Sajik Gymnasium (Olleh Victorium), which gave the Sonicboom players and fans a boost, as the name inspires “Victory”. The stadium seats 14,099 fans, has a four story high roof and an additional smaller stadium for volleyball and badminton.

Address Busan Sports Complex
45 Sajik-ro, Sajik 2(i)-dong, Dongnae-gu, Busan
부산 동래구 사직로 45
(사직동 930-2)
Geolocation: 35.193814, 129.061755

Address Sajik Indoor Gymnasium
55-32 Sajik-ro, Sajik 2(i)-dong, Dongnae-gu, Busan
부산 동래구 사직로 55-32
(사직동 930-2)
Geolocation: 35.192389, 129.060633

Getting here
Sports Complex Station [종합운동장역3호선], Busan Metro Line 3 (Brown Line), Exit 1 or 9
(12 mins. walk)

— submitted by sarahms

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