Jeonju World Cup Stadium

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Jeonju World Cup Stadium
Jeonjuseong
(Fort Jeonju)
Jeonju World Cup Stadium 2016.jpg
Full name Jeonju World Cup Stadium
Location 1190-13, Yeoui-dong, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju, South Korea
Coordinates 35°52′05″N 127°03′52″E / 35.868111°N 127.064444°E / 35.868111; 127.064444
Owner Jeonju City
Operator Jeonju City Facilities Management Corporation
Capacity 42,477
Surface Natural grass
Construction
Broke ground February 19, 1999
Opened November 8, 2001
Construction cost 133.1 billion won
Tenants
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
(2002–present)

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.

History[edit]

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 South Korean President Kim Dae-jung.

2002 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Jeonju World Cup Stadium hosted three matches of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, hosting two group stage matches and one Round-of-16 match.

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
June 7, 2002  Spain 3–1  Paraguay Group B
June 10, 2002  Portugal 4–0  Poland Group D
June 17, 2002  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

2011
Succeeded by
Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium