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Location:  29 miles south of Seoul

Population: 772,000

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.