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Gwangju World Cup Stadium

Coordinates: 35°08′01.2″N 126°52′29.5″E / 35.133667°N 126.874861°E / 35.133667; 126.874861
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Gwangju World Cup Stadium
Guus Hiddink Stadium
LocationSeo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
OpenedSeptember 2001
ArchitectSpace Group of Korea
Gwangju Sangmu (2003–2010)
Gwangju FC (2011–2020)

The Gwangju World Cup Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the South Korean city of Gwangju. It is managed by the Sports Support Division of the Culture & Sports Policy Office of the Gwangju Metropolitan city.[1] Initially the stadium was named Gwangju World Cup Stadium to host some matches of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. To honour the former South Korean national team coach Guus Hiddink, who helped the team advance to the semi-finals, for the first time in its history, by defeating Spain in this stadium, they have also named it the Guus Hiddink Stadium.[2]

It is the home stadium of Gwangju FC of the Korea Professional Football League (K League) and has a capacity of 40,245.

It was also the venue for the 3rd Asia Song Festival, organised by Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange, in 2006.[3]

It was also the main venue for 2015 Summer Universiade.

2002 FIFA World Cup Matches[edit]

Date Team 1 Result Team 2 Round
2 June 2002 Spain Spain 3–1 Slovenia Slovenia Group B
4 June 2002 China China 0–2 Costa Rica Costa Rica Group C
21 June 2002 Spain Spain 0–0 (aet)
(3–5 pen.)
South Korea South Korea Quarterfinals


  1. ^ Gwangju Metropolitan city Parks and Athletic Facilities: Gwangju World Cup Stadium[permanent dead link] Retrieved 12 October 2011
  2. ^ World Stadiums Guus Hiddink Stadium Archived 2009-02-03 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 12 October 2011
  3. ^ KOFICE 3rd Asia Song Festival Archived 2011-08-29 at the Wayback Machine 22 September 2006. Retrieved 12 October 2011

External links[edit]

Preceded by Summer Universiade
Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Succeeded by

35°08′01.2″N 126°52′29.5″E / 35.133667°N 126.874861°E / 35.133667; 126.874861