Jeonju World Cup Stadium

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Jeonju World Cup Stadium
(Jeonju castle)
Full name Jeonju World Cup Stadium
Location 1190-13, Yeoui-dong, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju, Republic of Korea
Owner Jeonju City
Operator Jeonju City Facilities Management Corporation
Capacity 42,477
Broke ground February 19, 1999
Opened November 8, 2001
Construction cost 133.1 billion won
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

Jeonju World Cup Stadium, nicknamed "Fort Jeonju", is a football stadium in the South Korean city of Jeonju. It is the home of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. The stadium's capacity is 42,477. The final of 2011 AFC Champions League was held at this stadium.


The Jeonju World Cup Stadium was constructed for the 2002 FIFA World Cup which was co-hosted by South Korea and Japan. The construction of the stadium started in February 19, 1999 and was officially opened two years later, in November 8, 2001 by then President Kim Dae-jung.

2002 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Jeonju World Cup Stadium hosted some matches in the 2002 World Cup. There was Spain - Paraguay (3 - 1), Portugal - Poland (4 - 0) and Mexico - USA (0 - 2).

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
2002-06-07  Spain 3-1  Paraguay Group B
2002-06-10  Portugal 4-0  Poland Group D
2002-06-17  Mexico 0-2  United States Round of 16


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Coordinates: 35°52′05.2″N 127°03′52.0″E / 35.868111°N 127.064444°E / 35.868111; 127.064444

Preceded by
National Olympic Stadium
AFC Champions League
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium