BTS is paving the way for change in their home country, thanks to their wildly successful stadium tour.
During BTS’s LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF world tour, the group sold out stadiums all over the world, including Seoul Olympic Stadium (capacity of 69,950), the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles (90,888), and Stade de France Stadium in Paris (80,698).
This has reportedly inspired South Korea to build more large arenas to accommodate the demand for K-Pop concerts. One of these venues will be located at K-Culture Valley, a theme park based on Korean pop culture that is currently being built in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province.
K-Culture Valley was announced back in 2016, but on August 11 Korean media outlets reported a third change to its business plans. In addition to a hotel, cultural activities, and shopping facilities, a K-Pop arena with a capacity of 42,000 will be built by 2024.
South Korea’s existing arenas, like Seoul Olympic Stadium and Gocheok Sky Stadium, can host K-Pop concerts, but they are mainly used for sports. K-Culture Valley’s arena, on the other hand, will be a performance hall specifically created for K-Pop.
K-Pop fans are thrilled to hear the news, and ARMY couldn’t be prouder of the influence BTS has had on the new plans.
they are building a stadium in south korea because there were ‘regrets about lack of big venues’ after bts had a world tour and performed at big stadiums… so basically ur telling me bts’ impact is so big they decided to build a whole stadium because of them? yall this is insane
— mina⁷ ༄ (@vantefIwr) August 11, 2020
Ok but South Korea building an entire stadium for bts… FOR BTS… y'all I don't even need to say something or talk anymore, the fact that they're going to do that for bts already explains how big & important bts are, & at this point no one can deny it.
— Anaaa⁷ ⟭⟬📼 (@AnaLorraine_21) August 11, 2020
SK BUILDING A WHOLE ASS STADIUM FOR BTS
IMPACTTTTTT BABE IMPACTTT😌
— 🐳⟭⁷⟬alwayswithbangtan⟬⁷⟭ (@italkBTSonly) August 11, 2020
south korea is building a stadium with 42k capacity to meet the demand of bts audiences. yup, bts is THE standard. yʼall can cry again harder now 😗
— 𝐤𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞𝐲 ⁷ (@njscult) August 11, 2020