Daejeon World Cup Stadium

Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Purple Arena
Location San 11-4, Noeun-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Coordinates 36°21′55″N 127°19′31″E / 36.365139°N 127.325167°E / 36.365139; 127.325167
Operator Daejeon City
Capacity 40,535
Surface Natural grass
Broke ground December 1998
Opened September 13, 2001[1]
Construction cost 143.9 billion won
Daejeon Citizen (2002–present)

Daejeon World Cup Stadium, nicknamed "Purple Arena", is a football stadium in the South Korean city of Daejeon. It was used to host some matches at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

After the World Cup it became the stadium of Daejeon Citizen with a capacity of 40,535 seats. It replaced Daejeon Sports Complex.

2002 FIFA World Cup

The stadium was one of the venues of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:

Date Team 1 Result Team 2 Round
12 June 2002 South Africa2–3 SpainGroup B
14 June 2002 Poland3–1 United StatesGroup D
18 June 2002 South Korea2–1 ItalyRound of 16


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Coordinates: 36°21′54.5″N 127°19′30.6″E / 36.365139°N 127.325167°E / 36.365139; 127.325167

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