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Expats Day festival features soccer match

Community Korea will hold its annual Expats’ Day with FC Seoul at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Oct. 4.

The event includes a league soccer match between FC Seoul and Jeonnam Dragons on the same day.

Seoul is fifth and Jeonnam is seventh in the country’s top K League Classic professional league.

Expats join in the festivities at the Expats’ Day at Seoul World Cup Stadium last year. (Community Korea)
Expats join in the festivities at the Expats’ Day at Seoul World Cup Stadium last year. (Community Korea)


The Expats’ Day event opens at 11 a.m., ahead of a 2 p.m. kick off. An event area next to the stadium will offer food and drink and booths such as those offering henna tattoos, cosplay and a graffiti wall that attendees can add their mark to. Onstage entertainment will include performances by a b-boy team, a cheer squad and DJs.

There will also be a concert by local expat musicians before the match.

Organizers said well over 10,000 people participated last year in the event, which is on its sixth outing, with more than 1,000 of them expats.

Tickets for the expat event are 10,000 won if reserved before the day of the festival or 12,000 won on the day.

The price includes admission to the game, and a free beer, hot dogs and other food. Passports or Alien Registration Cards are required to claim these benefits.

For more information email expatsday@gmail.com or visit the Community Korea Facebook page.

By Paul Kerry (paulkerry@heraldcorp.com)
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