In the latest in baseball news, the South Korean Professional Baseball League is as popular as ever. In the opening of the season last weekend, four out of five games had completely sold out their tickets. The sports news coverage of the 38th season of the Korean Baseball Organization, or the KBO, was nothing short of spectacular, with an augmented reality Dragon visiting, courtesy of the SK Wyverns.
The NC Dinos debuted their first game in the regular season in their new home, the Changwon NC Park. Those who bet on the NC Dinos should study the baseball games held in this venue, as it could give a few hints on how teams will play in a new field. The NC Dinos played against the Samsung Lions. According to the ticket sales, all of the 22,112 tickets for sale were sold out.
KBO Season Starts Hot
The NC Dino’s hitter Christian Bethancourt earned the first home run of the season. As for the game between The Lotte Giants and the Kiwoom Heroes. The Sajik Stadium in Busan, home to the Giants, were full as well. They had 24,500 tickets sold out as the weekend began.
Meanwhile, the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field, which fills 25,000, was sold out 40 minutes before the game started. This was for the game between the Kia Tigers and the LG Twins. As for the Jamsil Stadium, 25,000 seats were all sold out so fans could watch the Doosan Bears play against the Hanwha Eagles live.
The SK Wyverns are the defending champions. They played their first game against the KT Wiz at the SK Happy Dream Park in Incheon. Prior to the game, the Wyverns showed the Korean Series trophy to the fans, and the players also received their championship rings that day.