- Address: 32 World Cup-daero, Daejeon
- Country: Korea
- Capacity: 40,000
- Opened: 13 September 2001
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Daejeon Hana Citizen (football)
Extra stadium info – Daejeon World Cup Stadium
The construction of the stadium, which is nicknamed Purple Arena, started in 1998. The Daejeon World Cup Stadium opened as one of the largest stadiums by capacity in the Republic of Korea, commonly known as South Korea. It hosted 2002 FIFA World Cup matches of the national football teams of the Italian Republic, Korea, Poland, South Africa, Spain and the United States. Spain won the first FIFA World Cup game at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium after beating South Africa. Poland won the second one after defeating the United States.
The national football team of Korea
The third FIFA World Cup match at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium was a round-of-16 match between Korea and the Italian Republic. The national football team of Korea won the game 2-1 in front of a crowd of 38,000. They also won their 2002 FIFA World Cup quarter-final against Spain. The national football team of Korea lost their semi-final against Germany after Michael Ballack scored the only goal of the game. Korea finished fourth place in the 2002 FIFA World Cup after losing the third-place match against Türkiye. 63,000 people attended the game, which took place in Daegu.
Daejeon Hana Citizen
Daejeon Hana Citizen Football Club use the Daejeon World Cup Stadium for home games. The club was founded in 1997. They moved to the venue in 2002. Daejeon Hana Citizen FC played numerous Korean top-flight football league matches at the stadium named Daejeon World Cup Stadium. In 1997, they finished seventh place in their maiden Korean top-flight football league season. In 2001, Daejeon Hana Citizen Football Club won the Korean cup tournament for the first time in their history. They won the title after defeating the Pohang Steelers in Seoul.