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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.

Jeonju World Cup Stadium
Jeonjuseong
(Fort Jeonju)
Jeonju World Cup Stadium 2016.jpg
Full nameJeonju World Cup Stadium
Location1190-13, Yeoui-dong, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju, South Korea
Coordinates35°52′05″N 127°03′52″E / 35.868111°N 127.064444°E / 35.868111; 127.064444
OwnerJeonju City
OperatorJeonju City Facilities Management Corporation
Capacity42,477
SurfaceNatural grass
Construction
Broke groundFebruary 19, 1999
OpenedNovember 8, 2001
Construction cost133.1 billion won
Tenants
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
(2002–present)

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HistoryEdit

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 CupEdit

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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