Daejeon World Cup Stadium

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Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Purple Arena
Location San 11-4, Noeun-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Operator Daejeon City
Capacity 40,535
Surface Grass
Broke ground December 1998
Opened September 13, 2001
Construction cost 143.9 billion won
Daejeon Citizen

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 of the 2002 World Cup (South Africa vs Spain, Poland vs USA and South Korea vs Italy) .

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[edit]

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

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
2002-06-12  South Africa 2-3  Spain Group B
2002-06-14  Poland 3-1  United States Group D
2002-06-18  South Korea 2-1  Italy Round of 16


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