Seoul→Daegu→Incheon. The box office wind of the K-League is spreading across the country. On the 5th and 6th, round 11 of the ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ will be held at 6 stadiums nationwide. A ‘ticketing craze’ is blowing for reservations.
At the forefront of box office success is FC Seoul. Seoul clashes against Jeonbuk Hyundai at 2:00 p.m. on the 5th at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. More than 30,000 people have already booked tickets. Seoul recently attracted more than 30,000 people for the second consecutive year. In the match against Daegu FC on the 8th of last month, a whopping 45,007 people visited the soccer field. It is a new record for the largest number of spectators in a professional sports game since Corona 19. Seoul also joined 30,186 fans in the ‘Super Match’ against Suwon Samsung held on April 22nd. Seoul challenges another record through the Jeonbuk match. No team has ever received more than 30,000 spectators for three consecutive games since the tally of paid spectators. Even from the first year of the K-League, it is only four times: 2002 Suwon Samsung (6 consecutive), 1998 Busan (4 consecutive), 2011 Seoul (4 consecutive), 2002 Bucheon (now Jeju, 3 consecutive). An official from the Seoul club hinted, “As of the morning of the 4th, more than 30,000 people have made reservations.”
At the same time, the match between Daegu FC and Ulsan Hyundai, which will be held at DGB Daegu Bank Park, is expected to be a box office hit. An official from the Daegu club explained, “We started pre-sale on the 30th of last month. It was sold out in less than 10 minutes. Fans expressed their disappointment. After checking the safety of the stadium, we decided to open it additionally. This is all sold out.” . On the 5th at 4:30 pm at the Incheon Soccer Stadium, the match between Incheon United and Suwon Samsung achieved a ‘previous reservation rate’. According to the Incheon club, about 8,000 people have purchased tickets by the 2nd. This is the highest figure since opening.
Each club prepared various events for fans. Incheon prepared a children’s sports day and Daegu prepared an experience zone. Jeju United and Suwon FC, who will play at home on the 6th, planned a contest. A gift for children’s fans is a ‘bonus’. 토토사이트
The Korean Professional Federation is expecting to break the record for the largest number of spectators in the 11th round held during Children’s Day. After counting paid spectators, the largest number of spectators for the Children’s Day round was 60,523 in 2019. A total of 619,168 visitors (an average of 10,319) visited the 60 games held up to the opening 10th round of this season. It’s a huge hit. Expectations are even higher. The variable is the weather. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, it will rain with a probability of 60% on the afternoon of the 5th and 30% on the afternoon of the 6th. Officials of the club, which will play home games on the 5th and 6th, were worried, saying, “It seems that there are fans who are worried about ‘intuition’ because of the rain news.”