PRESS RELEASE – ESPN today announced it has reached an agreement with Eclat Media Group regarding the KBO League – South Korea’s most popular sports league – to exclusively televise six, live regular-season games per week in the U.S. starting with Opening Day – NC Dinos vs. Samsung Lions – on Tuesday, May 5, at 1 a.m. ET / Monday, May 4, at 10 p.m. PT.
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The South Korean baseball league announced it will start its delayed season on May 5, and wasted no time getting preseason games going. The teams will play initially without fans. Read more here.
Baseball has a long history is South Korea. The professional Korea Baseball Organization has been around since 1982. Relatively new to the country is independent baseball in form of the Korea Independent Baseball Association (KIBA) and affiliated Gyeonggi-do Challenge Baseball League (GCBL). Read more here and here.
Drumbeats roar and electric music plays as people dressed in uniforms swing to the rhythm together. At first, it may seem like a rock concert, but this is actually what a South Korean baseball game is all about. Read more and watch ABC news report here.
Experts in architecture and sports facilities management on Friday debated the merits of building a new domed baseball stadium in Seoul, South Korea. Read more here.
Hot dogs and nachos are often associated with baseball in the United States. For Korean baseball fans, however, the range of options is far wider. Read more and view photos here.
The Nexen Heroes (Korea Baseball Organization) on Monday reached an agreement in principle with Seoul Metropolitan Government to move into South Korea’s first domed baseball stadium next season. The Heroes, one of three Seoul-based KBO clubs, will relocate from Mokdong Stadium to Gocheok Sky Dome for two seasons starting in 2016. Read more here.
South Korea’s first domed baseball stadium, dubbed the “Gocheok Dome” for the time being, is expected to be completed in August. But, the 18,000-seat facility still doesn’t have a tenant. The local government is in talks with the Korea Baseball Organization‘s Nexen Heroes, but souring construction costs has forced officials to seek lease terms that would be financially challenging for the KBO’s only franchise that is not corporate owned. Read more here.
The Korea Baseball Organization’s (KBO) Kia Tigers will open the new Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on Saturday against the Doosan Bears. Read more here. Watch the Tigers v.s. Bears at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in 2013.
The professional Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced Thursday it will require its teams to add new protective padding to walls at their home ballparks before the start of the 2015 season. The padding must be at least 80 millimeters thick. Read more here.
We are not exactly sure when the Korea Baseball Organization introduced its new logo, but maybe you can figure it out by trolling through the league’s website. In any case, we like the makeover and appreciate how the KBO has creatively chosen to unveil the true meaning behind it. Watch nifty video here. View old logo here.
Strike one up for outdoor baseball. The three Korea Baseball Organization teams that play in Seoul, South Korea — the LG Twins and Doosan Bears, who share Jamsil Stadium, and the Nexen Heroes, who play at Mokdong Stadium — appear to have little interest in moving their teams to the new state-of-the-art, 22,000-seat domed stadium on track to be built by next year. Read more here.
Philip Riccobono, an American teaching English in Korea, became intrigued by the art of cheering at Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) baseball games. He is now making a documentary about this phenomenon to show the world, particularly MLB fans, what they’re missing out on. Read more here. View Facebook page here.
One of the ballpark favorites in South Korea is bingsu, a refreshing shaved ice treat with toppings. The original bingsu is shaved ice capped with red beans, but now you can dress up your shaved ice with pretty much any topping(s) you like. Read more here.
In South Korea, the professional baseball experience for fans is more football game or rock concert than America’s pastime. Games in South Korea appear to even put the wacky minor leagues to shame when it comes to fun. And the game itself is actually integral to the fan experience. Read more and view news clip here.
The professional baseball business is a little bit different in places like South Korea and Japan. Corporate owned teams are used as marketing vehicles to drive image and corporate brands. Read more here. Oh, and the Kia Tigers won the Korea Baseball Organization title last weekend.