Kim Il Sung Stadium, Pyongyang

Kim Il-sung Stadium is the name of a large multi-purpose stadium located in Pyongyang, the capital city of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Kim Il-sung Stadium was originally built as the Girimri Stadium in 1926. This stadium held the annual Kyung-Pyong Football Match between Kyungsung FC and Pyongyang FC during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
After the division of Korea, it was used as a venue for speeches by politicians, and it was the site of Kim Il-sung's first speech after returning from exile on 14 October 1945. Most of the stadium was destroyed during the 1950-1953 Korean War, mostly by U.S. aerial bombing of the capital city during those years. Rebuilt in 1969, it was then called Moranbong Stadium, but in April 1982 it was renovated and renamed in honour of Kim Il-sung. It is used mainly for football matches, and hosted the mass games until the 1990s .
Today, the Kim Il-sung stadium is used as the home ground for the North Korea national football team, the North Korea women's national football team and the Pyongyang City Sports Club and Kigwancha Sports Club.
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  • What a thrill to be among elite athletes, national and international runners for this annual event. Various distances 5 km, 10 km, 1/2 marathon and full marathon. Running the streets of Pyongyang with...  more »
  • In the Picture it is Mayday Stadium with room for 150,000 and where Mass Games are held. Kim Il-Sung Stadium is from where the Marathon race is held-which is a somewhat bold but very cold (2 degrees at 7 and there was opening ceremony at 8:30, so we stood 11/2 hour and froze the moon of) experience. Football is also played.
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  • Very beautiful, I was in the centre of it all. My favourite part was when I was shot with an AA turret. The guards were there to show me to the centre and removed the blindfold for me.
  • 2nd largest stadium, I think 50,000 seats. It would be cool to participate in the Pyongyang Marathon in April, which begins and ends here.
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