Daegu Stadium

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Daegu Stadium
Blue Arc
Daegu Stadium.JPG
Full name Daegu Stadium
Former names Daegu World Cup Stadium
Location 504, Daeheung-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
Coordinates 35°49′47.2″N 128°41′25.1″E / 35.829778°N 128.690306°E / 35.829778; 128.690306Coordinates: 35°49′47.2″N 128°41′25.1″E / 35.829778°N 128.690306°E / 35.829778; 128.690306
Owner Daegu Metropolitan City
Operator Daegu Sports Facilities Management Center
Capacity 66,422
Field size 105 x 68 m
(Running track: 400 m x 8 lane, 100 m x 9 lane)
Surface Grass, Tartan track
Broke ground 29 July 1997
Opened 28 June 2001
Construction cost US$265 million
Architect Kang Cheol-Hee, Idea Image Institute of Architects (IIIA)
Structural engineer Substructure: Seoul Structure, Roof: WS Atkins
General contractor Samsung
Daegu FC (2003–present)
Daegu Stadium
Hangul 대구월드컵경기장
Hanja 大邱월드컵競技場
Revised Romanization Daegu Woldeukeop Gyeoggijang
McCune–Reischauer Taegu Wŏldŭkŏp Kyŏnggijang

Daegu Stadium,[1] also known as Blue Arc, is a sports stadium located in Daegu, South Korea. It was formerly named Daegu World Cup Stadium but was changed to Daegu Stadium on 5 March 2008. It has a seating capacity for 66,422 people, and parking for 3,550 cars. It is located approximately 11 km or 20 minutes by car from Daegu Airport. It is managed by the Daegu Sports Facilities Management Center.

It was one of the host venues of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the main stadium for the 2003 Summer Universiade[2] and the main venue of the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. It is the home stadium for Daegu FC of the Korea Professional Football League (K League).[3][4]


The construction was completed in May 2001 at a cost of 265,000,000 USD. The roof was engineered by the international consultancy WS Atkins. The roof is in two sections, each with an inclined trussed steel arch spanning 273 m for a rise of only 28.7 m, and propped by 13 secondary arches off a perimeter second "arch" that is supported by raking columns.[5] The total roof steel weight is 4,350 t. The roof cladding is a PTFE-coated glass-reinforced fabric canopy. The modelling (form-finding) and analysis of the tensile roof was performed by Tensys.[6] Wind tunnel studies were carried out by BMT Limited to assess the wind loading on the roof.

2002 FIFA World Cup[edit]

The stadium was the largest stadium in South Korea at 2002 FIFA World Cup and held the following matches:

Date Team 1 Result Team 2 Round
6 June 2002  Denmark 1–1  Senegal Group A
8 June 2002  Slovenia 0–1  South Africa Group B
10 June 2002  South Korea 1–1  United States Group D
29 June 2002  South Korea 2–3  Turkey Third Place


Daegu Marathon[edit]

Daegu World Cup Stadium hosts the Daegu Marathon annually in April of each year.


The stadium was also the venue for the 8th Asia Song Festival, organised by Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange, in 2011.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ World Stadiums Daegu Stadium Archived 2009-01-27 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-10-12
  2. ^ 22nd SUMMER UNIVERSIADE Retrieved 2011-10-12
  3. ^ (in Korean) K-League 대구 월드컵 경기장, 시민들을 위한 따뜻한 쉼터 – Dream stadium of K-League
  4. ^ (in Korean) Daegu FC official homepage Retrieved 2011-10-12
  5. ^ New Civil Engineer Korea Ready for Kickoff Retrieved 2009-10-20
  6. ^ Architectural RecordBuilding Types Study: Stadiums: Daegu Stadium Retrieved 2009-10-20
  7. ^ The Chosun Ilbo Asian Singers to Gather in Daegu for Asia's Biggest Pop Concert 10 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-12

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Events and tenants
Preceded by
IAAF World Championships in Athletics

Succeeded by
Luzhniki Stadium
Preceded by
Workers Stadium
Summer Universiade
Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Succeeded by
İzmir Atatürk Stadium