There was great concern that AG would be ignored due to its worst performance, but
the opening week ‘largest crowd’ in 6 years The opening game
of the popular team KCC at the Busan gymnasium was attended by
about 8,000 people ‘excited’ for the Samsung game.
Now, when the players respond with ‘a great game
‘ , Korean men’s basketball is competing in the Hangzhou Asian Cup, which ended earlier this month. Finished in 7th place in the game. As they were eliminated in the quarterfinals, they lost face in Hangzhou by failing to win an Asian Games medal for the first time in 17 years.
There was a lot of concern with the new season just around the corner, but a turnaround occurred in just three weeks. The men’s professional basketball season, which opened last weekend, started off as a box office hit.
The 2023-2024 CheongKwanJang Professional Basketball, which started on the 21st, welcomed 30,437 spectators over 6 games over 2 days. With an average of 5,073 people, it recorded the largest number of spectators in the opening week in 6 years since the 2017-2018 season (5,105 people).
At the center is Busan KCC. On the 22nd, 8,780 people entered Sajik Gymnasium in Busan, where KCC played its home opening game against Samsung in Seoul. The number of spectators in the first week of the season is the highest in 17 years since the match between Seoul Samsung and Busan KTF (now Suwon KT) held at Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul on October 19, 2006 (11,848 people).
The 4th largest crowd of spectators in the opening week since the launch of professional basketball is being interpreted as the result of the meeting between Busan and KCC. Sajik Stadium has the largest capacity among the 10 home stadiums, and KCC, a new team starting in Busan, is a popular team with top stars.카지노사이트
Busan spent the winter without men’s basketball for two years as KT left for Suwon at the end of the 2020-2021 season. The popularity of KCC, a popular team from Jeonju, has settled in Busan, which is thirsty for basketball, and things are heating up right from the start.
KCC’s performance has begun to decline, but its popularity has not changed much, and it has recently recruited popular stars from the league. Heo Woong, who received the most All-Star votes ever, joined last season, and Lee Sang-min, who previously held that record, joined as coach this season.
KCC has high expectations for its performance this season. KCC ranked first in the regular league in the 2020-2021 season, but missed the overall championship and fell to 9th place the next season, attracting stars such as Heo Woong and Lee Seung-hyun from the free agent (FA) market. This year, the strongest forward Choi Jun-yong has been recruited and is considered a candidate for the championship. KCC, who joins after completing his military service until Song Gyo-chang in November, is called a ‘super team’.
Seoul SK (3,685 people), which ranked first in terms of audience mobilization last season, also showed its unwavering power. SK, which won the combined championship in the 2021-2022 season and made a splash last season by playing a game that will remain in KBL history in the championship game, recorded a sellout (5,202 people) in the Suwon KT match on the 22nd, which was the home opening game.
If there are stars and good games, fans go there. This season, the two teams that have recently led the league’s success are attracting attention as strong contenders for the championship, and fans have signaled that they are ready to see a great match thanks to the interest in the opening.