Suwon Venue Preview
The U.S. will battle Portugal in Suwon on June 5, just outside Seoul. The city is known as one of the most passionate soccer cities in the country and is home to the Samsung Blue Wings, who won back?to?back Korean league titles in 1998 and 1999.
May 10, 2002
Location: 29 miles south of Seoul
Stadium: Suwon World Cup Stadium (44,047 capacity);
construction completed May 2001
Overview: Steeped in history, Suwon is the home to many of Korea’s high tech companies such as Samsung Electronics and SK, as well as a number of research institutes and universities. The city is known as one of the most passionate soccer cities in the country and is home to the Samsung Blue Wings, who won back‑to‑back Korean league titles in 1998 and 1999. The recently completed Suwon World Cup Stadium features a design harmonizing the history of the ancient city with high‑tech architecture. As part of their city infrastructure being modified for the 2002 World Cup, the city has seen construction of the Suwon Convention City 21, along with the Image Theme Park and a World Miniature Castle Park where visitors can see a unique collection of scale models of famous castles from around the world. In addition the Hwaseong Observation Tower will be put in place as a central feature of all these projects to commemorate the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The World Cup slogan promoting the city of Suwon is: “Ha! Ha! Suwon. A Highly Esteemed City with Bright Smiles.”
Date Suwon World Cup Stadium Local Time / ET
June 5 USA vs. Portugal 6 p.m. / 5 a.m.
June 11 Senegal vs. Uruguay 3:30 p.m. / 2:30 a.m.
June 13 Costa Rica vs. Brazil 3:30 p.m. / 2:30 a.m.
June 16 “Round of 16” B1 vs. E2 8:30 p.m. / 7:30 a.m.