Busan Gudeok Stadium

The Busan Gudeok Stadium (Korean: 부산 구덕 운동장; Hanja: 釜山九德運動場) is a multi-purpose stadium in Busan, South Korea. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium currently holds 12,349 spectators but previously had a capacity of 30,000 spectators. The venue opened in September 1928. During the 1988 Summer Olympics, it hosted some of the Olympic football matches. It was also the main venue for the 1997 East Asian Games hosting the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the athletics and football competitions. Professional football team Busan IPark have played their home games at the venue since 2015 as well as between 1997 and 2002. Additionally, non-league football team Busan Transport Corporation FC have played their home games at the venue since 2006.

Gudeok Stadium
Gudeok Stadium 3.JPG
Location57 Mangyang-ro
Seo District, Busan
Coordinates35°06′59″N 129°00′52″E / 35.116495°N 129.01449°E / 35.116495; 129.01449Coordinates: 35°06′59″N 129°00′52″E / 35.116495°N 129.01449°E / 35.116495; 129.01449
OwnerBusan Metropolitan City Hall
OperatorBusan Sports Facility Management
SurfaceNatural grass
OpenedSeptember 1928
1988 Summer Olympics
Busan IPark (1987–2002, 2015–present)
Busan Transportation Corporation FC (2006–present)

1988 Summer OlympicsEdit

During the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, eight soccer games took place at the Gudeok stadium including all three of South Korea's matches and one semi-final match.[1] 180 players accompanied by 72 officials from nine countries competed for eleven days from September 17 through September 27, attracting a total of 146,320 spectators or 18,290 on average per day.[2] A total of 675 million won was spent on the stadium before the tournament to improve the electronic scoreboard and other facilities.[2]

Date Team 1 Result Team 2 Round Attendance
17 September 1988 West Germany 3–0 China Group A 24,000
18 September 1988 South Korea 0–0 Soviet Union Group C 30,000
19 September 1988 West Germany 4–1 Tunisia Group A 14,000
20 September 1988 South Korea 0–0 United States Group C 22,000
21 September 1988 Tunisia 0–0 China Group A 17,000
22 September 1988 Argentina 2–1 South Korea Group C 30,000
25 September 1988 Soviet Union 3–0 Australia Quarter-final 5,000
27 September 1988 Soviet Union 3–2 (AET) Italy Semi-final 10,000


  1. ^ "Football Tournament 1988 Olympiad". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  2. ^ a b "1988 Summer Olympics official report" (PDF).

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