Gangneung (강릉시) is a city in Gangwon-do. The population is 229,869. Gangneung also known as the economic center of Yeongdong region of Gangwon Provinces.
Gangneung also have many tourist attractions such as Jeongdongjin (the very popular area for watching sunrise) especially during New Year. Beside that Gangneung was popular because the greatest woman in korea history, Shin Saimdang.
Instead of Pyeongchang, Gangneung also one of the host cities for 2018 Pyeongchang Winters Olympics and Paralympic. They have various facilities for accommodates all athletes during this event.
Stadium in Gangneung “Gangneung Coastal cluster”
There is the all of stadium that gonna be a venue for 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympic.
1. Gangneung Hockey Center (강릉 아이스하키경기장)
This stadium will host the Olympics Games for Ice Hockey & Paralympic Games for Ice Sledge Hockey. This is a new hockey center that has been under construction since March 2014 and have been finish recently. The cost for built this stadium around 108billion₩ ($90million US).
This stadium can accommodate approximately 10,000 people.
2. The Gangneung Oval (강릉 스피드 스케이팅 경기장)
The Gangneung Oval is a speed skating oval in South Korea which will used for speed skating competition in 2018. This venue consist a double track 400m can accommodate till 8000 people.
3. Gangneung Ice Arena (강릉 아이스 아레나)
Gangneung Ice Arena (강릉 아이스 아레나) is an indoor ice arena which has been built for 2018 Winter Olympics. It located in the coastal city of Gangneung. It will be the venue for sport (figure skating & short track speed skating). This stadium can accommodate around 12,000 people.
4) Gangneung Curling Centre (강릉 실내 빙상경기장)
Gangneung curling centre is an indoor arena was used for 2013 Species Olympics World Winter Games and will be used for both 2018 Winter Olympics & 2018 Winter Paralympics.
32 Jonghabundongjang-gil,Gyo 2(I)-dong, Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea
5) Kwandong Hockey Center
Kwandong Hockey Center isa future ice skating arena which will be established on the grounds of Catholic Kwandong University in Gangneung, Gangwon. On 2018, this place will be of the two venue for Ice Hockey.