|Full name||Daegu Stadium|
|Former names||Daegu World Cup Stadium|
|Location||Daegu, South Korea|
|Broke ground||29 July 1997|
|Opened||28 June 2001|
|Owner||DaeGu Metropolitan City|
|Surface||Grass, Tartan track|
|Construction cost||265 million USD|
|Architect||Kang Cheol-Hee, Idea Image Institute of Architects (IIIA)|
|Structural engineer||Substructure: Seoul Structure, Roof: WS Atkins|
|Field dimensions||105 x 68 m
(Running track: 400 m x 8 lane, 100 m x 9 lane)
|Daegu F.C. (2003–present)|
|Revised Romanization||Daegu Woldeukeop Gyeoggijang|
|McCune–Reischauer||Taegu Wŏldŭkŏp Kyŏnggijang|
The construction was completed in May of 2001 at a cost of 265,000,000 USD. It was the biggest stadium in South Korea at 2002 FIFA World Cup. It was used as a football game venue for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and is the home stadium for Daegu FC of the Korea Professional Soccer League (K-League). It was the main stadium for the 2003 Summer Universiade and will also host the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics. The name was changed to Daegu Stadium on March 5, 2008.
The roof was engineered by the international consultancy WS Atkins. The roof is in two sections, each with an inclined trussed steel arch spanning 273m for a rise of only 28.7m, and propped by 13 secondary arches off a perimeter second "arch" that is supported by raking columns. The total roof steel weight is 4,350t. The roof cladding is a PTFE coated glass reinforced fabric canopy. The modelling (form-finding) and analysis of the tensile roof was performed by Tensys. Wind tunnel studies were carried out by BMT Limited to assess the wind loading on the roof.
The stadium was one of the venues of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:
|Date||Team #1||Res.||Team #2||Round|
|2002-06-08||Slovenia||0-1||South Africa||Group B|
|2002-06-10||Korea Republic||1-1||United States||Group D|
|2002-06-29||Korea Republic||2-3||Turkey||Third Place|
Daegu World Cup Stadium hosts the Daegu Marathon annually in April of each year.
Daegu World Cup Stadium has seating for 65,754 people, and parking for 3550 cars. It's located 20 minutes by car from Daegu Airport (approximately 11 km).
Championships in Athletics