The professional baseball KBO League exceeded 8 million spectators for the first time in five years.

The KBO League sold out ahead of the Doosan Bears and LG Twins game held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 15th, with all 23,750 tickets sold. The cumulative number of spectators, which was 7,984,592 as of the 14th, increased to 8,008,342, exceeding the 8 million mark.

The KBO League, which was launched in 1982, has surpassed 8 million spectators, a record achieved for the first time in five years since 2018 before the COVID-19 pandemic and for the fourth time in history. The cumulative number of spectators, which first exceeded the 8 million mark with 8,339,577 in 2016, reached an all-time high of 8,406,88 in 2017.스포츠토토

The cumulative number of spectators, which reached 8,073,742 in 2018, did not recover to 8 million spectators until last year due to the reduction in the number of games and the closure of stadiums after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Professional baseball has returned to ‘post-corona’ this year.

This year, LG had the largest cumulative number of spectators by club at 1,202,637 (average of 16,703 per game). Incheon-based SSG Landers followed with 1,047,204 people (average 14,545 people). The average number of spectators per game for the 10 teams was calculated to be 11,214 as of the 14th.

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