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Busan written in KoreanBUSAN Main Stadium Korea

When are the matches and how do I get there?  

June 2 16:30 (07:30 GMT) Slovenia v Paraguay
June 4 20:30 (11:30 GMT) South Korea v Poland
June 6 20:30 (11:30 GMT) France v Uruguay

Air Frequent flights from Seoul ($US 38), less often from Gwangju ($US26) International flights to and from Tokyo, Osaka, Sendai, Nagoya and Fukuoka.

Train There are very frequent Seoul-Busan connections Super Express ($US 28) 4hrs 30 min First train: 06.00 Last train: 23.00 Express ($US 21) 5 hrs 30 min First train: 06.15 Last train: 23.55. To get to the stadium take the new number 3 subway line.

Bus There are frequent buses to most destinations. From Seoul to Busan ($US18 First Class) 5 hours.
To get to the stadium take buses 28, 35 or 306 outside the main train station to the Sajik sports complex. From Gimhae International Airport take the limousine bus (every 30 mins) to Seomyeon then buses 10, 10-1, 35, 57, 80, 80-111, 111-2 or 306.
From Busan Express Bus Terminal buses 301 or 50.
From Seobu Bus Terminal bus 120
From international Ferry Terminal Bus 35 or Subway Line 1 (southbound) to Yeonsan-dong then buses 189, 189-1

What's the stadium like?
The new multi-purpose sports arena in Busan has a seating capacity of 55,982 seats and was completed in September 2001 after construction work largely funded by Busan city began in March 1996. The spectacular roof was made by a German company and represents the waves of the nearby ocean. The stadium enjoys fantastic access thanks to a 30m wide surrounding deck and incorporates solar lighting and other eco-features. Cash-strapped local team Pusan I-cons may not have enough money to move in after the World Cup. The stadium cost $US 170m to build.

Photograph of Busan stadium

Busan City Guide


Daegu written in KoreanDAEGU Sports Complex Stadium Korea

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June 6 15:30 (06:30 GMT) Senegal v Denmark
June 8 15:30 (06:30 GMT) Slovenia V South Africa
June 10 15:30 (06:30 GMT) South Korea v USA
June 29 20:00 (11:30 GMT) 3rd/4th place play-off

Daegu is 327 km south of Seoul.

Air From Seoul ($US33) From Jeju ($US44) The airport is 9km from Tong-Daegu station. The stadium itself has a heliport.

Train There are frequent Seoul - Daegu connections. Super Express ($US 20) 3 hrs 15 min Express ($US 15) 3 hours 50 min. The nearest station to the stadium is Tong-Daegu. The subway link to the stadium is due for completion after the World Cup.
Bus From Seoul ($US 13) 4 hours. There will be shuttle buses to the ground from Tong-Daegu station.

Bus From Seoul ($US 13) 4 hours. There will be shuttle buses to the ground from Tong-Daegu station or public buses 936, 439 or 910. (35 mins)
From Daegu Station buses 349 or 439 (45 mins)
From Express Bus Terminal buses 399, 439 or 910 (35 mins)

What's the stadium like?
The 65,857 seat state-of-the-art Daegu Sports Complex Stadium is the biggest in Korea. It was completed in May 2001 at a total cost of $US 226m. Construction work began in July 1997 and involved companies from the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. 75% of the seating area is covered with a giant 54m high roof but the ends behind the goals are not roofed to allow views of the surrounding mountains and help the turf. There are 2 giant video screens, a running-track and 3 storeys underground. The outer wall of the impressively designed stadium can be used for artificial rock climbing and bungee jumping. There are also restaurants and conference centers, open-air theaters and even an outdoor wedding site situated in the massive complex. There is as yet no pro-soccer team in Daegu, despite public backing for one.

Daegu stadium

Daegu City Guide


Daejeon written in KoreanDAEJEON World Cup Stadium Korea

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June 12 20:30 (11:30 GMT) South Africa v Spain
June 14 20:30 (11:30 GMT) Poland v USA
June 18 20:30 (11:30 GMT) Winner D v Runner-up G

Daejon is 152 km south of Seoul.

Train Frequent connections from Seoul to Daejeon . Super Express ($US11) 90 mins First train: 08.00 Last train: 23.20 Express ($US 8) 2 hrs First train: 07.30 Last train: 19.55

Bus Frequent services from Seoul to Daejeon every 10 minutes. The journey takes 1 hour 45 minutes ($7). From Busan every two hours, takes 3 hours 45 minutes ($US12).
From Daejeon train station to the stadium take buses 104, 140, 101 or 102 (50 minutes)
From Seo-Daejeon train station bus 101 (35 minutes)
From Express Bus Terminal buses 102 or 103 (35 minutes)
From Seobu Bus Terminal bus 1 (40 minutes)
From Yuseong Bus Terminal buses 140 or 104 (10 minutes)

What's the stadium like?
Daejeon World Cup Stadium has a capacity of 42,176 seats and its design according to its architects, incorporates images of a traditional Korean farmhouse. Construction began in December 1998 and was completed in September 2001 at a total cost of $US 128 million.

Daejeon stadium

Daejeon City Guide


Gwangju written in KoreanGWANGJU World Cup Stadium Korea

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June 2 20:30 (11:30 GMT) Spain v Slovenia
June 4 15:30 (08:30 GMT) China v Costa Rica
June 22 15:30 (08:30 GMT) Win. 4 v Win. 8 (QF 3)

Air One-way price to Gwangju from Seoul ($US 34); from Busan ($US 26); from Cheju ($US 26).

Train Seoul- Gwangju Super Express ($US22) 4hrs First train: 07.25 Last train: 15.25 Express ($US16) 4hr 30 mins First train: 06.05 Last train: 14.25

Bus Frequent buses to most destinations. Seoul to Gwangju: $US14 4 hours. Busan to Gwangju: $US12 4hr 15 min.
From Gwangju Airport to the stadium bus 106 (30 minutes)
From Gwangju Station to the stadium bus 36 (30 minutes)
From Gwangcheon Bus Terminal bus 36 (20 minutes)
From downtown buses 16, 22, 34, 36, 106 or 583 (30 minutes)

What's the stadium like?
The architectural inspiration for the impressive football–specific 42,880 seat Gwangju World Cup Stadium is the traditional Korean folk game known as Kossaum Nori as well as the nearby Mt. Mudeung. Construction began in November 1998 and the stadium was dedicated in November 2001. Two huge shell-like roofs cover the main stands.

Gwangju stadium

Gwangju City Guide


Incheon written in KoreanINCHEON Munhak Stadium Korea

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June 9 18:00 (09:00 GMT) Turkey v Costa Rica
June 11 15:30 (08:30 GMT) Denmark v France
June 14 20:30 (11:30 GMT) Portugal v South Korea

Incheon is located 28km west of Seoul.

Air Incheon's vast new international airport opened in March 2001 and will become the major gateway into South Korea.

Train Subway line 1 in Seoul connects to Incheon-bound trains (1 hour). Change at Bupyeong for Incheon City Subway Line 1.
The new Incheon Subway line 1 connects with the World Cup stadium. Get off at Munhak Stadium station.

Bus From Incheon International Airport – Limousine bus, every 15 minutes (1 hour)
From Incheon bus terminal subway or buses 4,6, 13 or 27 (10 minutes)
From Incheon City Hall subway or bus 64 (15 minutes)
From downtown Incheon buses 4, 6, 13, or 27 (15 minutes)

What's the stadium like?
The architecture of the Incheon Munhak Stadium aims to reflect the city's maritime heritage with the design of the roof symbolizing masts and sails. The new stadium will have a capacity of 51,237 seats. Construction began in July 1994 and is due for completion in September 2001.

Incheon stadium

Incheon City Guide


Jeonju written in KoreanJEONJU World Cup Stadium Korea

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June 7 18:00 (09:00 GMT) Spain v Paraguay
June 10 20:30 (11:30 GMT) Poland v Portugal
June 17 15:30 (06:30 GMT) Game 5 2nd stage, (Win. G v Run-up D) 

Jeonju is 230km south of Seoul

Train From Seoul 3 hours (US$20, First Class, Super Express)

Bus From Gunsan airport, express bus to Jeonju then buses 225, 228, 336, 337 or 556 from inter-city bus terminal (70 minutes)
From Jeonju Station buses 70-5 or 79-1 to World Cup Stadium intersection then buses 225, 228, 336, 337 or 556 (45 minutes)
From Express Bus Terminal buses 225 or 336 (30 minutes)
From downtown buses 225, 228, 336, 337, or 556 (40 minutes)

What's the stadium like?
The football - specific Jeonju World Cup Stadium has a capacity of 42,477 seats and was opened in November 2001 after construction work began in January 1999. The stadium incorporates various environmentally-friendly features, including a large rainwater collection tank, and the roof over the stands mirrors a bamboo fan – a local product of the area.

Jeonju stadium

Jeonju City Guide


Seogwipo written in KoreanSEOGWIPO Jeju World Cup Stadium Korea

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June 8 20:30 (11:30 GMT) Brazil v China
June 12 20:30 (11:30 GMT) Slovenia v Paraguay
June 15 15:30 (08:30 GMT) Game 1 (Win. E v Run-up B)

Seogwipo, a popular resort, is located on the southern coast of Jeju-do, Korea's largest island off the southwestern tip of the peninsula. Seogwipo is 43 km south of Jeju City. There are helicopter (25 mins) and bus connections (45 mins) to Seogwipo from Jeju City Airport.

Air From Seoul ($US 53), about an hour From Busan ($US 36) There are also connections to Gwangju, Daegu & Ulsan Flights also to Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka & Fukuoka in Japan.

Bus From Jeju International Airport limousine buses (06.20-22.00) every 15 minutes, takes 45 minutes.
From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal buses 110, 120, 130, 200 or 400 then transfer to bus 6 or 11 (1 hour +)
From Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal buses 110, 120, 130, 200, 400, 6 or 11 (15 minutes)
From Yeondong area of Jeju city Airport limousine buses (80 minutes) or buses bound for Jungmun express road (1 hour)

Ferry Busan-Jeju Ferry
Name of ships: "Cozy Island" & "Treasure Island"
6 times per week 11 hrs. 30 mins. ($US19 - $US185)
For reservations call:
Seoul (02) 730-7788
Busan (051) 463-0605
Jeju (064) 751-1901

Busan-Jeju Ferry
Name of ships: "Cozy Island" & "Treasure Island"
6 times per week 11 hrs. 30 mins. ($US19 - $US185)
For reservations call:
Seoul (02) 730-7788
Busan (051) 463-0605
Jeju (064) 751-1901

What's the stadium like?
Jeju World Cup Stadium has a capacity of 42,256 seats and was the final Korean venue to be opened in December 2001 at a cost of $US100m. Work began in February 1999. The superb turf was imported from the USA and the spectacular roof symbolizes the net of a local fishing boat. There are views of the sea and Mt. Halla from the stands.

Seogwipo stadium 

Seogwipo City Guide


Seoul written in KoreanSEOUL Sangam Mapo-ku Stadium Korea

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May 31 20:30 (11:30 GMT) France v Senegal (Opening match)
June 13 15:30 (08:30 GMT) Turkey v China
June 25 20:30 (11:30 GMT) Semi-final (Win. QF 2 v Win. QF 3)

Air Most international airlines have connections to nearby Incheon which will supersede Seoul as Korea's major airport hub in 2001.

Train To reach Seoul stadium take Subway Line 6 to the World Cup Stadium station or take Subway Line 2 to Hong-ik University, exit 2, then shuttle bus no.15. Alternatively take Subway Line 2 to Sinchon, then exit 18 and then shuttle bus no.13-1.

Bus From Incheon internation Airport, Airport limousine buses 601 or 602 to Hapjeong station then buses 2, 7, 131, 361. (1 hour +).
From Gimpo Airport, buses 130 or 128 (40 minutes).

What's the stadium like?
The new hi-tech Sangam Mapo-Ku Stadium in Seoul will have a seating capacity of 63,930 seats and was completed by November 2001. The stadium is part of the massive Millennium redevelopment project on the Han River west of the city center, which will include the world's tallest fountain and a massive circular gateway. The monumental stadium – billed as the largest football-only ground in Asia - incorporates a cutting-edge eco-friendly design, which utilizes gas drawn from the old Nanji-do landfill site on which it has been constructed for power and lighting the stadium at night. The pitch is 3 meters from the nearest seats, there are 2 giant state-of-the-art video screens and the spectacular roof and support masts are symbolic of a Korean kite and a Han river boat.

Surrounding facilities will include a new multiplex cinema, supermarkets and a swimming pool. The massive scale of the new development should make the stadium one of the wonders of the 2002 World Cup. The Japanese government helped to fund the project with a loan of US$200m.

Photo of inside Seoul stadium

Photo of inside Seoul stadium

Seoul City Guide

Suwon written in KoreanSUWON World Cup Stadium Korea

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June 5 18:00 (09:00 GMT) USA v Portugal
June 11 15:30 (06:30 GMT) Senegal v Uruguay
June 13 15:30 (06:30 GMT) Costa Rica v Brazil
June 16 20:30 (11:30 GMT) Game 4 2nd stage (Win. B v Run-up E)

Suwon is a satellite city of Seoul (46 km)

Train From Seoul 30 minutes (US$ 9, First Class, Super Express)

Bus Shuttle bus from Suwon station or public buses 2, 13-2 & 720 (20-30 mins)

What's the stadium like?
The Suwon World Cup Stadium has a seating capacity of 43,288 and was completed in May 2001, at a total cost of US$190 m, after building work began in June 1997.
Local citizens contributed cash to a "one-man one-seat" campaign and their names will be inscribed on 20,000 of the multi-colored seats, which add a picturesque mural effect to this impressive venue. The soccer-specific stadium is a design masterpiece with one stand covered with an amazing bird-wing roof.
The stadium can be evacuated in 6 seconds and the surrounding parkland will have public toilets in the shape of huge footballs. The turf was grown with seeds from the USA and the stadium will become the new home of the Suwon Bluewings.

Photo of inside Suwon stadium

Photo of inside Suwon stadium

Suwon City Guide


Ulsan written in KoreanULSAN Munsu Stadium Korea

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June 1 18:00 (09:00 GMT) Uruguay v Denmark
June 3 18:00 (09:00 GMT) Brazil v Turkey
June 21 20:30 (11:30 GMT) Quarter-Final 2 (Win. 1 v Win. 5)

Ulsan is located 410 km south east of Seoul. Only 160km across the sea from Japan on the southeastern coast of the peninsula, Ulsan has traditionally been the gateway for trade with its neighbor and co-host of World Cup 2002.

Air From Seoul ($US 43) 55 minutes From Jeju ($US 43)

Train From Seoul (US$28, First Class, Super-Express) 5 hours 2 trains daily at 09.30 and 18.30

Bus From Busan Dongbu bus terminal (US$3) 90 minutes to Ulsan. There are buses for the 6km (25 minute) journey from the city center – buses 120, 24, 34 or 38
From Ulsan Airport, buses 120, 124, 20 or 24 (50 minutes)
From Ulsan Station, buses 102, 112, 126 or 1-2 (25 minutes)
From Ulsan Express/Intercity Bus Terminal, buses 102, 127, 1-2, 513, 38 or 29 (30 minutes)

What's the stadium like?
The Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium was built by Hyundai and boasts an eco-friendly design and seats 42,086.
It was completed in time for the Confederations Cup in June 2001 after 4 years under construction. The turf is imported from Australia and the colors of the seats correspond to the points of the compass and the local Chulyong festival. There are 2 video screens for instant replays and the ground has a real football 'feel' with the nearest seats only 5m from the pitch.
The impressive stadium set in surrounding parkland will become the home ground of the Hyundai Ulsan Tigers after the World Cup.

Ulsan stadium

Ulsan stadium

Ulsan City Guide

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