Thursday, August 18, 2011

3 Things You Need to Know About IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011

The opening of the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 is less than two weeks away. Before visiting Daegu Stadium to watch the game, you have to remember such things. The first things you need to know are:

1. Daegu Stadium

For the spectators, main and secondary screens have been made significantly bigger, which will allow them to enjoy the performances with a clearer image from any seat in the stadium.

Sound and lighting systems have also been greatly improved to give a better view to the spectators.

Also, Daegu Stadium is the first sports facility in Korea to use a blue track. The blue track will help athletes to maintain concentration while competing and is believed to ease viewership of the spectators and TV viewers by reducing eyestrain.

2. Free Shuttle

Free shuttle service to the main stadium will be offered by organizers of the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 for visitors during the eight-day event.

At the Gosan or Sinmae Station on Subway Line 2, free shuttle buses will be available to take you to the Stadium in less than 10 minutes. 

On the opening day, 40 shuttle buses will be in operation, and for the remainders of the Championships, 20 shuttle buses will be available every day.

Two or three hours before or after the events, extra subway trains will run in 5-minute.

At the end of the day's matches, the subway will continue to operate for additional two hours on top of the regular schedule. 

The number of public buses passing through the Stadium will be increased from 5 to 15. In addition, up to 5,000 more parking spaces will be made available to those arriving with their own vehicles. 

It should be noted, however, that nine areas around Daegu Stadium will be closed to private vehicles, and thus it will be much more convenient to use public transportation.

(1) Gosan Station, Sinmae Station

■ Route : Gosan Station – Sinmae Station – Station
■ Intervals : 1 min
■ Operating Period : 2011.8.27~30, 9.1~9.4 (except on 31st Aug.)
(On 31st August, women's 20k Race Walk final will be held in Gukchae bosang memorial park.)
■ Operation Hours : 07:30 ~ 23:30

(2) Yulha Station

■ Route: Yulha Station - Station
■ Intervals: 3 min
■ Operating Period: 2011.8.27~30, 9.1~9.4
■ Operation Hours: 07:30 ~ 24:00

(3) Bummul-Dong

■ Route: Bummul Police Department - Station
■ Intervals: 3 min
■ Operating Period: 2011.8.27~30, 9.1~9.4
■ Operation Hours: 07:30 ~ 24:00

(4) Dongdaegu train station

■ Route: Dongdaegu train station - Station
■ Intervals: 10 min
■ Operating Period: 2011.8.27~30, 9.1~9.4
■ Operation Hours: 07:30 ~ 24:00

3. Tickets

Tickets can be bought both on-line and off-line. Those who prefer the on-line option can visit Interpark at (call 1544-1555 for assistance).You can also check the website of the 2011 Championships at for ticket reservation and details. Those preferring to buy tickets off-line can do so at branches of Daegu Bank, GS25 convenience stores or the Public Information Offices of City Hall, District or County offices. Tickets and information are also available at the publicity booth for the 2011 Championships located in the city center. 

■ Ticket Prices 


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