Cheongju, the new team, the largest number of spectators in the K-League 2 opening game… Reaffirming the football-thirsty region opening
Chungbuk Cheongju FC, a new team, recorded the highest attendance among 12 K-League 2 matches so far. Furthermore, the goal is to have the highest average audience this year.
On the 4th, Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do played the first professional game at Cheongju Sports Complex, the home stadium, in the second round of the Hanawon Q K League 2 2023. 7,035 people attended the 2-0 defeat to Sangmu Kim.메이저놀이터
Over 7,000 spectators are the only ones in K-League 2 so far. FC Anyang’s home game, which attracted the second largest crowd, was 6,003.
The crowd of spectators who came to the first professional game created a congestion from parking around the stadium to entering the stadium. The heat was more than the crowd. An official from the Chungbuk Cheongju club said, “The crowd showed a great reaction to even a minor counterattack situation, even a single shot. Just driving the ball over to the attacking camp was enough to hear cheers.”
Cheongju is a large city with a population of more than 800,000 and has a large youth population as well as its nickname ‘City of Education’. However, since there are no representative summer sports soccer and baseball teams, it has long been considered a city with great potential for professional sports. It is like confirming the citizens’ thirst for sports in the home opening match in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do.
Director Choi Yoon-gyeom’s policy, which emphasized fun and attraction of spectators rather than performance, also received strength. Coach Choi, who worked as a director last year, set this year’s goal, not grades, but ‘average audience of 5,000’. An average of 5,000 players is the highest level in K-League 2. In the first year of its founding, it was set with the goal of becoming the number one spectator in the league, and the heat of the day showed that the possibility was sufficient. In addition, elementary school students who entered for free are not included in the crowd count, but they are future soccer fans who will become long-term supporters of the club. The number of spectators, including free admission, exceeded 8,000.
Coach Choi brought out the ‘son chance’ right in the first game to maximize the heat of the opening game. Singer Choi Min-ho of SHINee, who is also famous as a soccer fan, celebrated wearing a team uniform and muffler. He not only shared ‘certified shots’, but also showed the true football fan by watching all the games. Choi Min-ho donated a personal limit of 5 million won to Cheongju, his father’s new home, through the hometown love donation system, and said, “I hope you will pay a lot of attention to Cheongju FC in Chungbuk,” in effect, he even promoted the club at his own expense. .
Chungbuk Cheongju is currently 1 win and 1 loss. Seoul E-Land FC won 3-2 in the first round. The second round was defeated by the strongest Kim Cheon, but there were some regrets, such as the shot that cut the net was canceled. The number of shots was 10 to 12, and the number of effective shots was 3 to 3.
An official from the club said, “Cheongju City also supported publicity through bus stop subtitles and cross-country bus terminal electronic boards. Many citizens and citizens who saw this visited and felt the interest.