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About the Venue

The Global Open Kukkiwon Cup venue is in the small and historic town of Smithfield, North Carolina, located only 30 miles southeast of downtown Raleigh and 45 miles from the Raleigh-Durham (RDU) International Airport. The SSS (Smithfield Selma Senior High) & SRAC (Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center) location offers the following amenities. We believe all participants and families of the 2023 Global Open KUKKIWON CUP will enjoy what the complex offers.


- Well-landscaped hiking area

- Extensive kids’ playgrounds

- Football, Soccer, and baseball fields

- Picnic shelters

- Ample parking

- 2023 Global Open KUKKIWON CUP participants and families only need to pay $5/person to use an eight-lane competition-sized pool and a children’s splash park located inside of the SRAC.


Also, within a short driving distance, you will find hotels, restaurants, and a historical shopping mall, the Carolina Premium Outlets. All of these places are conveniently located right off the exit to Highway 95 (I-95, Exit 95), which runs from Miami, Florida to the Canada and the USA border.

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About Raleigh

Raleigh is the capital city of the state of North Carolina; the area, also known as The Triangle, is the home to RDU International Airport and 11 top colleges and universities, including Duke University, University of North Carolina, and North Carolina State University. The area has been known as one of the best places to live, do business, and get an education. The Triangle or Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the largest research park in the United States and houses hundreds of companies, including science and technology firms, government agencies, academic institutions, and startups.

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