Jeju World Cup Stadium

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Jeju World Cup Stadium
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Location914 Beophwan-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju, South Korea
OperatorJeju Special Self-Governing Province Sport Department
Capacity35,657
Construction
Broke groundFebruary 20, 1999
OpenedDecember 9, 2001
Construction costUS$120 million
Tenants
Jeju United (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 South Korean Jeju Province. 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 2002 FIFA World Cup, 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 1.

2002 FIFA World Cup matches[edit]

Date Team 1 Result Team 2 Round
8 June 2002  Brazil 4–0  China PR Group C
12 June 2002  Slovenia 1–3  Paraguay Group B
15 June 2002  Germany 1–0  Paraguay Round of 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeju World Cup Stadium". Life in Korea. Archived from the original on 2011-12-21.
  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