Suwon World Cup Stadium
수원월드컵경기장
Big Bird Stadium
Full nameSuwon World Cup Stadium
Location456, Uman-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do,
South Korea
Coordinates37°17′10.6″N 127°02′12.8″E / 37.286278°N 127.036889°E / 37.286278; 127.036889
OwnerGyeonggi Provincial Government & Suwon City Hall
OperatorGyeonggi Suwon World Cup Stadium Management Foundation
Capacity44,031
Field size114 by 77 metres (124.7 yd × 84.2 yd)[1]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground15 November 1996
Opened13 May 2001
ArchitectSamoo Architects & Engineers
Main contractorsSamsung C&T
Tenants
Suwon Samsung Bluewings (2001–present)

The Suwon World Cup Stadium (수원월드컵경기장) is a football stadium located in Suwon, South Korea. It has been home of the K League 1 team Suwon Samsung Bluewings since 2001. The capacity of the stadium is 44,031.[1]

Notable football events

2001 FIFA Confederations Cup

Date Team 1 Result Team 2 Round
30 May 2001  Mexico 0–2  Australia First round
3 June 2001  South Korea 1–0
7 June 2001  France 2–1  Brazil Semi-final

2002 FIFA World Cup

The Suwon World Cup Stadium was one of the venues of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:

Date Team 1 Result Team 2 Round
5 June 2002  United States 3–2  Portugal Group D
11 June 2002  Senegal 3–3  Uruguay Group A
13 June 2002  Costa Rica 2–5  Brazil Group C
16 June 2002  Spain 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3–2 pen.)
 Republic of Ireland Round of 16

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b "경기장시설안내". suwonworldcup.gg.go.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 29 November 2020.

Coordinates: 37°17′10.6″N 127°02′12.8″E / 37.286278°N 127.036889°E / 37.286278; 127.036889

Preceded byNorth Harbour StadiumAuckland FIFA U-20 World CupFinal Venue2017 Succeeded byStadion WidzewaŁódź