- Address: 344 World Cup-daero, Busan
- Country: Korea
- Capacity: 53,000
- Opened: July 2001
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Busan IPark (football)
Extra stadium info – Busan Asiad Main Stadium
The Busan Asiad Main Stadium is among the main sports venues in the Republic of Korea, commonly known as South Korea. It hosted three group-stage matches for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The first one between Paraguay and South Africa ended in a 2-2 draw. Roque Luis Santa Cruz Cantero scored the first FIFA World Cup goal at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium. He scored 32 goals in 112 games for the national football team of Paraguay. Roque Luis Santa Cruz Cantero started his professional football career with Club Olimpia from Paraguay in 1997. He played professional football in Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and the United Mexican States before he returned to Club Olimpia in 2016.
Other FIFA World Cup games
The national football team of Korea won the second 2002 FIFA World Cup game at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium. They won the game against Poland 2-0 in front of a crowd of 48,000. Hwang Sun-hong scored the first goal of the match and Yoo Sang-chul scored the second goal of the match. The third 2002 FIFA World Cup game at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium was a game between the French Republic, commonly known as France, and Uruguay. The match ended in a goalless draw.
Busan IPark Football Club use the Busan Asiad Main Stadium for home games. The club was founded in 1979 under a different name. They were crowned Korean football champions several times. The club which is currently named Busan IPark won the Asian championship for football clubs in 1986 for the first time in their history. They won the title after beating Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club from Jeddah 3-1. The final of the continental championship took place in Saudi Arabia.