Jeju World Cup Stadium

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Jeju World Cup Stadium
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Location 914 Beophwan-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju, Republic of Korea
Operator Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Sport Department
Capacity Current 35,657
Construction
Broke ground February 20, 1999
Opened December 9, 2001
Construction cost US $120 million
Tenants
Jeju United FC (2006-present)

Jeju World Cup Stadium is a football stadium with a 35,657-person capacity that is located in the city of Seogwipo on the small South Korean island province of Jeju-do. The design of the stadium which is in the shape of mouth of a volcano is based on Jeju Island’s natural environment and its sea surroundings.[1] The roof of Jeju World Cup Stadium is in the form of nets of traditional fishing boats in Jeju.[2] Jeju hosted several matches of the FIFA World Cup 2002, after which about 7,000 changeable seats on the upper eastern stand were transferred to the Gangchanghak Practice Stadium, making the total seating capacity in the main stadium 35,657. It is home of the Jeju United FC, currently playing in the K-League Classic.

2002 FIFA World Cup Matches[edit]

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
2002-06-08 Brazil Brazil 4–0 China China PR Group C
2002-06-12 Slovenia Slovenia 1–3 Paraguay Paraguay Group B
2002-06-15 Germany Germany 1–0 Paraguay Paraguay Second Round

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeju World Cup Stadium". Life in Korea. 
  2. ^ "Jeju World Cup Stadium". visitkorea.or.kr. 

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Coordinates: 33°14′46.10″N 126°30′33.14″E / 33.2461389°N 126.5092056°E / 33.2461389; 126.5092056