Professional soccer K-League 1 (first division) is hitting the jackpot this year.
According to the Professional Football Federation, the K League 1 averaged 11,305 spectators until the 8th round of the 2023 season. This is more than double the figure compared to last year when there were only 4,820. It is poised to surpass the previous record of 2019 (8013).
A number of factors have contributed to the increase in average attendance this season.
As daily recovery began in earnest after escaping from the Corona 19 pandemic (pandemic), soccer fans who had only watched the game live in the living room returned to the stadium. In addition, the success of the Korean national soccer team in reaching the round of 16 in 12 years at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar held in November last year is also a box office factor.
FC Seoul has risen to the top of the team with the largest number of spectators, with an average of 29,486 people visiting the stadium until the 8th round. Seoul, which finished in 9th place last season, is catching the fans’ attention by moving up to 3rd place after changing the team style this season with hot attacking soccer. 온라인카지노
Active marketing also played a part in mobilizing the audience. The Seoul club invited trot singer Lim Young-woong to the 6th round home game against Daegu FC on the 8th and invited 45,007 cloud spectators to the stadium. This is the record for the largest number of spectators in the K-League since the 2018 season, when the Korea Professional Football Federation began counting paid spectators, and also a new record for the largest number of spectators in domestic professional sports after the spread of Corona 19. Seoul also mobilized 30,186 spectators in the 8th round ‘Super Match’ with Suwon Samsung held on the 22nd.