The city of Seoul plans to notify tomorrow (5th) whether or not the use of Gwanghwamun Square, where the street cheering of the Red Devils is scheduled to be held, will be permitted on the early morning of the 6th, when the Qatar World Cup round of 16 will be held.
According to the Red Devils and the Seoul Metropolitan Government on the 4th, the Red Devils applied for the use of Gwanghwamun Square to the Seoul Metropolitan Government on November 29th.
According to the Gwanghwamun Square Ordinance, application for use of the square must be submitted at least 7 days in advance. The Red Devils applied for use by December 10th in preparation for the Korean team's advance to the round of 16.
Although the city of Seoul has not yet allowed the use of Gwanghwamun Square, considering that the last three street cheers have been held safely, it is highly likely that the Red Devils will be able to cheer on the streets at Gwanghwamun Square in this Round of 16 as well.
Seoul City is also reviewing traffic measures before the start as well as after the street cheering is over, as the Round of 16 game starts at 4 am.
This is because public transportation is cut off between midnight and 1 am on weekdays, so if you use it to arrive at Gwanghwamun Square, there will be a gap of about 3 hours before the start of the game.
In addition, we are preparing countermeasures against cold waves in preparation for street cheering that will take place during the early hours of the morning when the temperature is the lowest during the day.
On June 23, 2014, at 4:00 a.m., street cheering was held at Gwanghwamun Square during the Brazil World Cup match against Algeria.
At that time, the city of Seoul moved the morning intensive dispatch time of subway and bus forward by 1 hour from 5:30, and reduced the bus dispatch interval from 8 to 20 minutes to 4 to 16 minutes.