The KBO is on the verge of reaching 8 million fans for the first time in five years. In particular, a sellout of Jamsil Stadium on October 15, the day of the LG Twins’ championship trophy party, is expected. If LG sells out the final game of the season, it will also reach a club home attendance record of 1.2 million for the first time in 10 years.
A total of 54,924 fans attended the KBO League game on October 14. The final attendance figures were 9,153 for the Lotte-Hanwha game in Daejeon, 21,771 for the Doosan-LG game in Jamsil, and 24,000 for the SSG-Samsung game in Daegu.
The Daegu SSG-Samsung game in particular was a sold-out affair, with Samsung fans passionately cheering for their final home game. The Samsung squad also thrilled fans at Lions Park with a 5-3 upset victory. There was also a dramatic moment when Oh Seung-hwan became the first KBO player to record 400 career saves.먹튀검증
The KBO has played a total of 712 games through Oct. 14, with a total attendance of 7,984,592. The average attendance per game is 11,214. If 15,408 fans attend the remaining regular season games, the KBO will reach the 8 million attendance mark for the first time in five years.
The KBO surpassed 8 million fans for the first time since its inception in the 2016 season (8.339 million). After reaching 8 million fans for three consecutive seasons in 2017 (8.488 million) and 2018 (8.073 million), the KBO dipped to 7 million fans in 2019 (7.286 million).
After struggling through the 2020 (328,317) and 2021 (1,288,489) seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the KBO returned to the 6 million mark in 2022 (6,076,074).
With eight games left in the regular season, the 8 million mark is likely to be reached on October 15. That’s because the Doosan-LG game in Jamsil on October 15 will likely be a sellout. On that day, the home team will celebrate its first regular season championship in 29 years with a trophy presentation ceremony. It’s expected to be a sellout crowd of LG fans who will enjoy the trophy party on Sunday.
In addition, fans of the opposing team, “Jamsil rival” Doosan, will also be interested in the game, which is crucial in the battle for the top five. With fans from both teams expected to turn out in numbers of at least 20,000, it could be a monumental day for the franchise, which is set to surpass the 8 million mark for the first time in five years.
LG is currently sitting at 1,118,887 home fans this season. If the team achieves a full house (23,750) for the final home game on Friday, it will reach 1.2 million home attendance for the first time in 10 years since the 2013 season (1,289,297). It could be a historic year for both the team and the fans.
It will be interesting to see if LG’s home attendance will reach 1.2 million, along with the KBO’s 8 million mark, on October 15 in Jamsil Doosan-LG.