Daejeon World Cup Stadium

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Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Purple Arena
Daejeon World Cup Stadium.JPG
Location San 11-4, Noeun-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Coordinates 36°21′55″N 127°19′31″E / 36.365139°N 127.325167°E / 36.365139; 127.325167
Operator Daejeon City
Capacity 40,535
Surface Natural grass
Broke ground December 1998
Opened September 13, 2001
Construction cost 143.9 billion won
Daejeon Citizen (2002–present)

Daejeon World Cup Stadium, nicknamed "Purple Arena", is a football stadium in the South Korean city of Daejeon. It was used to host some matches at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The stadium displayed a sophisticated structural dynamism, eliminating decorative decoration. Precast Concrete (PC) method considering construction and economical efficiency was used. Currently, it is the home stadium of Daejeon Citizen. After the World Cup, we plan to create a multi-purpose sports park, which has a comprehensive sports center and commercial and cultural facilities in the middle of the region.[1]

After the World Cup it became the stadium of Daejeon Citizen with a capacity of 40,535 seats. It replaced Daejeon Sports Complex.

2002 FIFA World Cup

The stadium was one of the venues of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:

Date Team 1 Result Team 2 Round
12 June 2002  South Africa 2–3  Spain Group B
14 June 2002  Poland 3–1  United States Group D
18 June 2002  South Korea 2–1  Italy Round of 16


  1. ^ "Daejeon World Cup Stadium". doopedia. 

Further reading

  • ‘CITIZEN'의 자존심! 대전 월드컵 경기장 - Dream stadium of K-League (in Korean)

External links

  • World Stadiums

Coordinates: 36°21′54.5″N 127°19′30.6″E / 36.365139°N 127.325167°E / 36.365139; 127.325167

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