‘One million spectators’ after 101 KBO opening games… Bad news overlapped, but the heat could not be dampened

The KBO League is going back to pre-Corona 19. Despite all kinds of bad news, it broke through 1 million spectators with a good pace.

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced on the 27th that “the KBO league this season recorded 1 million spectators in 101 games with 1,001,393 spectators entering yesterday (26th).”

In the game on the 26th, 10,419 people visited Jamsil Baseball Stadium (LG-SSG match) in Seoul, even though it was a weekday game, and 9213 people entered the Samsung-Doosan match, which Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop (47) visited Daegu for the first time in the regular season. 7,905 people also visited Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan to watch Lotte, which is running fast for five consecutive wins.

This season, the KBO League has been successful from the opening game. In the five matches held on the 1st, Jamsil Lotte-Doosan match (23,750), literature KIA-SSG match (23,000), Daegu NC-Samsung match (24,000), Suwon LG-KT match (18,700) A total of 105,450 people came to watch, including the Gocheok Hanwha-Kiwoom Exhibition (16,000 people).

This is the second largest crowd in the opening game in KBO history after 2019 (114,021). In addition, the sold-out of all stadiums is the first time in 11 years since 2012, and the first time since 2015 when the 10-team system began.

And it exceeded 1 million spectators in about a month after opening. This is a late point compared to 2019 (90 games), just before Corona 19 started in earnest, but faster than 2015 (103 games).

The KBO League was under the spotlight of concern about its box office performance even before the season. He was eliminated in the first round of the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which was used as an opportunity to revitalize his popularity, and Seo Jun-won (former Lotte) was accused of crimes related to minors and Jang Jeong-seok, former KIA general manager, demanded free money. Even after the start of the season, Lee Chun-woong (LG)’s online illegal gambling case was on the cutting board.

However, the clubs tried aggressive marketing, such as reviving the cheering song that had not been used so far through negotiations. In addition, popular teams such as the LG Twins, Lotte Giants, and Doosan Bears attracted spectators with good results in the early stages. 카지노사이트

As of the 26th, LG recorded the highest number of spectators with 158,159, followed by defending champion SSG Landers with 132,230. Three teams including the Samsung Lions (121,548) exceeded 100,000 spectators, and Lotte is closely following with 99,064.

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