There was a small zoo at 210 Seodaesin-dong 2ga. The spacious vacant ground next to the zoo was a play field for locals. A public sports complex was established on the ground on June, 1920. At first, its name was Busan municipal sports complex. From September 1928, the traffic became much convenient with the tram that operated from the line that goes through Daecheong-dong and the line that goes through Nampo-dong passing through Bu-yong-dong continuing until the front of the playground which was the tram's terminal (current cultural mansions place). After the sports complex was established, it held various events such as celebrations, athletic events including rallies. During the Japanese Occupation, Japan held a military game and students from Dongrae middle school and Busan 2 commercial highschool caused Nodai movement (Anti-Japanese movement) at the Busan Public Sports Complex.
On June 25, 1950, during the Korean War, American transportation troops stationed there.
On July 17, 1959, during the "Citizen's Night of Peace" event hosted by the International Newspaper (now international newspaper), a misfortunate happening occurred. Due to a sudden rainstorm the more than 30,000 spectators gathered in the hall were rushing into the exit at the same time, which resulted of 57 people crushed to death and around a hundred people injured.
On May 1963, stand facilities were installed in the athletic field and the baseball stadium.
On March 1971 Gudeok Gymnasium was established . It held National Sports Festival on October 1973 and 4th Natioanl Youth Sports Festival on May 1975. The name of Gudeok started when Sajik Sports Complex was opened on January 1982. Lighting facility was installed in the Baseball Stadium on June 1982 and after then it held 16th Natioanl Youth Sports Festival on May 1987 and Soccer matches of 24th Seoul Olympic Games. Now Gudoek Sports Complex became the well-known Sports Center as it opened 'Busan Sports Center' on November 1st 2002 with Gym, field house, jogging track and aerobic center.