Daejeon World Cup Stadium - Daejeon Citizen FC Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: September 25, 2020

Daejeon World Cup Stadium was constructed for the 2002 World Cup, and since the end of the tournament has been home to South Korean team Daejeon Citizen FC. It is also known as Purple Arena.

Daejeon Citizen FC Stadium Guide

Stadium Facts

Team:Daejeon Citizen FC
Address: Daejeon

Daejeon World Cup Stadium History

Purple Arena is a football stadium which first opened on 13th September 2001 and was purpose built to host matches of the 2002 World Cup. Costing an estimated 143.9 billion won, construction began in December 1998 and finished three years later, well ahead of the tournament which was set to begin in June 2002.

Co-hosted with Japan, in total there were 20 venues for the World Cup tournament which unfortunately meant that on average each stadium received less matches to host than usual. Daejeon World Cup Stadium was given two group matches to host as well as a Round of 16.

The first match was between South Africa and Spain (2-3) in Group B, and the second in Group D featured Poland against United States (3-1). The highest profile match of the tournament was undoubtedly the infamous Round of 16 between South Korea and Italy which the co-hosts won 2-1 in extra-time after a series of referring mistakes.

After the conclusion of the tournament Daejoin Citizen FC moved into the World Cup Stadium for the start of the 2002 season. Previously the club had played at the Hanbat Stadium since 1997, and occasionally such in 2014, they have returned to their old ground for short periods whilst renovation work is carried out at Purple Arena.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Daejeon World Cup Stadium?

South Korean side Daejeon Citizen FC play their home matches at Daejeon World Cup Stadium.

What is the capacity of Daejeon World Cup Stadium?

As of 2024 Daejeon World Cup Stadium has an official seating capacity of 40,535 for Football matches.

When was Daejeon World Cup Stadium opened?

Daejeon World Cup Stadium officially opened in 2001 and is home to Daejeon Citizen FC

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Daejeon World Cup Stadium in 2024. Please visit the official website of Daejeon Citizen FC for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.