BTS really are a once-in-a-lifetime group. Just when you think they’ve hit the top, they prove that the sky really is the limit. And now there’s reports that a stadium is going to be built because of them!
According to Naver, South Korea is in works to build a new stadium, K-Culture Valley, by the year 2024 all because of the phenomenally high demand for BTS concerts. The Bangtan Boys have been able to sell out large stadiums overseas in recent years, but there’s been regret that Korea has yet to have a stadium big enough for the capacity that BTS’s demands meet. The power this holds. We cannot.
The joint venture between CJ and AEG will be built in Gyeonggi Province with the hopes of the key facility being a round seated area with 42k capacity and the size of 26 soccer fields and will include a stadium and hotel. Okay, but imagine if they themed the rooms around BTS and our other fave KPOP artists?
It’s reported that should the arena and facility be completed by the year 2024, and if 20 million people visit annually, the economic effects could be around ₩17 trillion ($14 billion) and result in the creation of 24,000 jobs.
It’s been stated previously by The Korea Herald that this has actually been a project that has been going on since 2016, but was halted. The original plans seemed to be a theme park aspect but the team chose to focus more on an arena following the rise of K-culture, including BTS’s international success.
BTS have proven this year that despite the hardships the world is facing with a global pandemic that they still have the power and reach to continue climbing up their career ladder, with numerous records being made and broken all within the first half of 2020, along with their Map of The Soul Tour on halt until further notice. We are so proud of our boys!
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