On Sunday at 2pm, Lotte Giants will host NC Dinos in an intriguing South-East play-off derby. Lotte surprised everyone this season, finishing third, ahead of their regional rivals. In our first play-off podcast of 2017, Andrew Farrell and Matthew Care look back on an exciting regular season, NC's rather unexpected hammering of SK Wyverns in… Continue reading GSKBO Play-off Podcast Special. Lotte Giants v NC Dinos.
A friend once said that the thing he enjoyed most about Jamsil Baseball Stadium was "the real sense of occasion" as he marched up the steps of exit 5 and into the uncontrolled chaos of kimbap venders, ticket touts and 26,000 people descending on one of Korea's most iconic venues. Fans unlucky to have missed… Continue reading Jamsil Yagujang. An appreciation.
What is it? Daegu Samsung Lions Park is the newest baseball stadium in Korea. It is located in the eastern outskirts of Daegu Metropolitan City, and was opened in 2016. It has a capacity of 26,000 and, as the name suggests, is the home of the Samsung Lions. It is a very beautiful stadium with modern… Continue reading Daegu Samsung Lions Park
What is it? Sajik Baseball Stadium is located in the coastal city of Busan and is the home of the Lotte Giants, one of the oldest professional teams in the KBO. The stadium was built in 1985 and has a capacity of 26,800. Although the stadium is aging, it is an iconic location for fans of… Continue reading Sajik Baseball Stadium
This is our list of the 9 main ballparks in Korea. Doosan Bears and LG Twins share the same stadium - Jamsil - whilst some have recently moved into new homes (Nexen Heroes, Samsung Lions, KIA Tigers and NC Dinos). SK Wyverns is the closest stadium to the main international airport, Incheon, and many believe… Continue reading Take me out to the 야구장
What is it? The Gocheok Dome eventually opened in 2015 after 7 grueling years featuring revised structural plans, spiraling costs, a lack of interest from Doosan Bears and LG Twins and a decision not to restrict the stadium's use to just amateur players. Nexen Heroes eventually moved in for the start of the 2016 season following months (years?) of… Continue reading Gocheok Sky Dome
What is it? The Hanwha Eagles (formally Binggrae Eagles) have been playing at Hanbat, also known as Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park, since 1986. Entering Hanbat is like stepping back in time, no matter how much paint the use to cover over the cracks. Despite that, the home of the Eagles remains one of the best places to watch… Continue reading Hanbat Stadium
What is it? Masan Baseball Stadium is the home of the recent addition to the KBO, NC Dinos Baseball Team. The stadium is located in the western part of Changwon City, along the southeastern coast of the Korean peninsula. It was opened in 1982 and has a capacity of 11,000. Due to these issues, and the… Continue reading Masan Baseball Stadium
What is it? Champions Field is home of the Kia Tigers, and one of the newest stadiums in Korea. It was built in 2014 to replace the aging Mudeung Stadium. Centrally located in the city of Gwangju, and with a capacity of 27,000, it offers a great experience for everyone. How can I get there? Subway: While Gwangju… Continue reading Gwangju-KIA Champions Field
What is it? The now defunct Hyundai Unicorns won 4 championships here between 1998 and 2004 but folded due to dwindling attendances. The stadium was given an impressive make over when the kt (small letters) Wiz were formed in 2013 and just the top division in 2015. A trek from the nearest subway station but… Continue reading Suwon KT Wiz Park