Correspondent Kang Dong-hoon = Professional football K League 1 Gangwon FC has recorded the ‘largest number of spectators’ for the opening game since 2018 when paid spectator counting was introduced. With the enthusiasm of the home fans hotter than ever, the challenge to achieve the goal of increasing the average number of spectators this season continues.
In the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 Round 2 home game against Ulsan Hyundai held at Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon on the 5th at 2:00 pm, Gangwon dedicated the first goal in the 4th minute of the second half, and then failed to overturn the game in the remaining time and unfortunately knelt down 0-1. .
Gangwon, which was defeated that day, fell into the pit of two consecutive losses in the opening game and stayed in 12th place (2 losses, 0 points). In particular, it failed to break the ‘winless march (20 wins and 4 draws)’ that has continued for 11 years since July 2012. Gangwon will go on a hunt for the first win of the season against Daegu FC in the next round.
Gangwon called the ‘defending champion’ and ‘nemesis’ Ulsan to their home room and played the opening match at home. They held on well by ending the first half goalless, but conceded a goal in the fourth minute of the second half. After that, the line was pulled up and a wave of attacks was driven. However, he showed regret at the decision power in front of the gate and was defeated.
The loss was regrettable, but on this day Chuncheon Songam Sports Town was in a festive mood. Gangwon home fans filled the stands and cheered fervently for 90 minutes. Even after the final whistle blew, they showed their fighting spirit and applauded and encouraged the team for their hard work. 토토사이트
In fact, on that day, Chuncheon Songam Sports Town was filled with ‘10,000’ spectators. According to the official pay-per-view tally, it was 6,199. Seats W, E, and N are all sold out. This was the ‘highest number of spectators’ since 2018, when the paid spectator tally was introduced. Until the end of the year, the most was Suwon Samsung Electronics on August 17, 2019 (5,823 people).
Naturally, MD products also achieved the ‘highest sales’ in the club’s history. An official from Gangwon said, “It exceeded 2.3 times the peak sales last year and 5 times the average sales. said.
Gangwon has been looking for various solutions to increase the crowd ahead of this season. This was because the average number of spectators last season was only 2,165, less than 3,000, and it was the lowest in K-League 1.
At the press conference in January, new CEO Kim Byeong-ji (52) said, “There should be more fans visiting the stadium than last season.” If so, I will go ahead with it,” he said.
And from the first game, Gangwon saw the positive side in achieving the goal. Since the introduction of paid audience counting, the wind of change is blowing, such as achieving the ‘largest audience’. Of course, there is an impact on the home opener, but when compared to previous years, expectations are raised in terms of change.