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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Yonhap: Baseball seeks to expand with fan interest at all-time high

   For over 20 years, there have been eight teams in the league, but that is set to change. The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) has made the decision to expand. The NC Dinos are the ninth and a tenth is set to follow in 2015.

   Seoul, Incheon, Busan, Gwangju, Daegu and Daejeon have been the foundation on which the present success of the league has been built for two decades. With the 2012 season seeing the total number of spectators pass the 7 million mark for the first time ever as well as being the fourth consecutive record-breaking season in terms of attendance, the KBO wants to strengthen itself.

Gamingboy Posted: December 16, 2012 at 12:42 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: international, kbo, korea

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   1. RMc's Yelling Mob of Hackmen Posted: December 16, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4326140)
After much delay, the KBO on Tuesday approved a tenth team that will join the top tier in 2015, but not until it was pushed and shoved.

Sounds kinky.
   2. Rennie's Tenet Posted: December 16, 2012 at 09:28 PM (#4326271)
If that 7 million figure is accurate, it would amount to 13,500 per game. That's a lot of people.
   3. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: December 17, 2012 at 12:31 AM (#4326442)
I went to my first KBO game in Seoul this year at Jamsil Stadium (the Olympic one). Capacity crowd at 27,000 or so. It was a blast -- and not just because beers are $2.
   4. The District Attorney Posted: December 17, 2012 at 12:49 AM (#4326452)
And Scott Richmond and Dana Eveland just signed with KBO teams, so attendance will skyrocket even further.

#######, do I miss those great Korean baseball cartoons.
   5. Gamingboy Posted: December 17, 2012 at 11:54 AM (#4326719)
What's really great about Korean baseball is that for a time it looked like it was on the decline, but has skyrocketed again after the Korean team did well in the WBCs.

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