Korea baseball, soccer fans regain some of their seats at stadiums

Korea baseball, soccer fans regain some of their seats at stadiums

by Kim ChiHon
Stripes Korea

Starting in July, fans of Korean professional baseball and soccer will be allowed to attend games.

Since these two professional sports kicked off last month amid the coronavirus pandemic, banners with images of actual fans and stuffed animals have been the only ones in the stands.

But the door to the stadium will not fully open. The number of spectators allowed in the stadiums will limited due to the likelihood of the spread of COVID-19, according to health authorities.

Both pros league plan to sell tickets for 30 percent of the seats available to begin with, and then gradually increase it up to 50 percent. Pro baseball will open games to spectators July 3, while soccer will open its gate beginning the second week in July, officials said.

Both pro leagues will be expected to take strict infection prevention measures, such as banning excessive cheering in order to prevent droplet infection of the virus. Plus, you’ll be required to avoid sitting directly beside each other, and can't eat food while in your seat.

Baseball and soccer tickets can be purchased only online with your credit card so health authorities can trace the infection route if a Covid-19 case is reported from a stadium.

Buying baseball & football tickets online:

http://www.globalinterpark.com/main/categoryList?dispNo=01007&shopNo=0000100000&subDepth=Y&prdTp=002 (ENG)

http://www.ticketlink.co.kr/sports/baseball/ (KOR)

Cute dolls sent by Hanwha Eagles fans filled the stands of the Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park in a game. (Photo courtesy of SPOTV)

Photo courtesy of skwyverns


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