Does it mean to give strength to the players in a chaotic team atmosphere? FC Seoul’s K-League 1 ticket reservations this weekend are at an explosive level. About 15,000 seats were sold in less than a day after the reservation started. This game is the first game that head coach Kim Jin-gyu will play as acting manager after coach Ahn Ik-soo resigns.
According to the Seoul club on the 23rd, more than 15,000 tickets were sold in less than a day for Ulsan Hyundai, which started at 6:00 pm the previous day. This is a ticket for the game to be held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 7:00 pm on the 27th. Even considering that the opponent is the top team, the speed at which tickets are sold less than a day after the start of reservations is surprising even to those involved.바카라사이트
Considering that the team atmosphere is chaotic, this figure is all the more noticeable. Coach Ahn Ik-soo, who previously led Seoul, unexpectedly announced his voluntary resignation after the match against Daegu FC held at home on the 19th. In the last 5 games in a row (3 draws, 2 losses), 2 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses since June have been sluggish, and especially in the second half, the game that missed the result was repeated. In particular, in the last 6 home matches, they have only 1 win (4 draws and 1 loss).
After the game, some fans shouted “Ahn Ik-soo get out” in the Seoul supporters’ seats, and coach Ahn also made a gesture of protest, sparking controversy among fans. Afterwards, after the press conference, director Ahn read the manuscript he had prepared himself and declared, “I will drop out.” Both the club and fans were taken aback by the announcement without prior consultation with the club. The Seoul club accepted Ahn’s appreciation three days later and first appointed head coach Kim Jin-gyu as acting manager.
It is a natural flow that leads to a decrease in the number of spectators when the sluggishness continues enough for the coach to voluntarily resign during the season. Nevertheless, the reservation rate for the Ulsan match is more meaningful. An official from the club cautiously said, “I wonder if the fans who made the shortest game this season break through 300,000 spectators are trying to give more strength in connection with the current team situation.”
If this trend continues, there is a high possibility that more than 30,000 spectators will visit the Seoul World Cup Stadium for the first time in three months since last May and for the fourth time in the season. The largest audience in Seoul this season is 45,007 at the Daegu FC match in April, when singer Lim Young-woong left a number of beautiful stories along with a celebratory performance. Since then, 37,008 people from the Jeonbuk Hyundai Game in May and 30,186 people from the Suwon Samsung Game in April have visited the stadium. All of them were crowded in April and May, and since then, they have maintained a steady level of 10,000 to 20,000, and if this trend continues, more than 30,000 spectators are expected to visit the stadium for the first time in a long time against Ulsan.
The number of spectators against Ulsan is expected to be an important stepping stone for Seoul’s challenge to reach 400,000 spectators for the first time in the K-League this season. Seoul has already set a record of exceeding 300,000 spectators in the shortest game (14 games) since the tally of paid spectators in 2018 through the last match against Daegu. It has been 4 years since 2019. Including the match against Ulsan, Seoul has 5 home matches left this season. If 100,000 spectators visit the Seoul World Cup Stadium in these 5 games, Seoul will achieve the milestone of exceeding 400,000 spectators for the first time in the K-League since paying spectators were counted.