With the recent announcement of the construction of the Jamsil Dome Stadium, some expressed the opinion that consideration for Ama Baseball should not be forgotten.메이저사이트
On the 20th, the Seoul Baseball Softball Association, the representative sports organization for Seoul Baseball Softball, expressed its support for the ‘Jamsil Dome Baseball Stadium Construction Announcement’ recently announced by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, while also expressing its position that it should be considered along with student baseball development plans.
Previously, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it would build cutting-edge sports and exhibition and convention facilities, including a dome stadium similar to the Rogers Center (Toronto Blue Jays home stadium) in the Jamsil area.
The size of the baseball stadium is about 30,000 seats, and the city of Seoul is considering a plan to build the new stadium in conjunction with a hotel like some Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums. The goal is to make it possible to watch baseball not only in guest rooms, but also in restaurants and swimming pools.
The new dome stadium in Jamsil, which is part of the ‘Sports and MICE Complex’ plan to be built at the location of the Seoul Sports Complex in Jamsil, is scheduled to begin in earnest after the end of the 2025 KBO League season. Because it is being built on the site of Jamsil Baseball Stadium, there are plans to open in 2032 after demolishing the current baseball stadium.
The construction cost is approximately 500 billion won, and the project will be handled by Seoul Smart MySpark (tentative name, lead company Hanwha), the preferred bidder. Because it is a private investment project, the Hanwha consortium will bear the full cost and have operating rights for 40 years. There is no cost borne by the LG Twins and Doosan Bears, who are currently using Jamsil Baseball Stadium.
The Seoul Baseball Softball Association expressed its support, saying, “We express our active support for the recently announced construction of Jamsil Dome Baseball Stadium by Seoul City. In order for Korean baseball to take a leap forward, additional construction of a state-of-the-art baseball stadium, such as a dome stadium, is absolutely necessary.”
However, I hoped that the same situation as the past Dongdaemun Baseball Stadium demolition would not be repeated. The association said, “I would like to make one request, however, that after the demolition of Dongdaemun Baseball Stadium in 2008, Korea Ama Baseball suffered a major blow as it had to move around the country for seven years without a dedicated stadium. It is the exclusive stadium for student baseball in Seoul and is the only stadium for Ama Baseball in the country. “The painful history of Mokdong Baseball Stadium, which is also a baseball stadium exclusively for baseball, being used as a temporary home for professional baseball and 100,000 Ama Baseball players and their families moving around the country must not be repeated,” he said.
He then cheered, saying, “I hope that the city of Seoul and the Korean baseball community can pool their wisdom and find a way to develop Korea Amateur Baseball together with the construction of the Jamsil Dome Stadium.”
The following is the full statement of the Seoul Baseball Softball Association.
We strongly welcome the construction of Jamsil Dome Baseball Stadium in Seoul.
The Seoul Baseball Softball Association expresses its active support for the recently announced construction of Seoul City’s Jamsil Dome Baseball Stadium. In order for Korean baseball to take a leap forward, additional construction of a state-of-the-art baseball stadium, such as a dome stadium, is absolutely necessary. We salute the courage of Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon, who decided to proceed with a major construction project that will cost hundreds of billions of won, and hope that the construction of the dome baseball stadium will proceed as planned and quench the thirst for baseball for millions of Seoul citizens.
However, I would like to ask you one thing: After the demolition of Dongdaemun Baseball Stadium in 2008, Korea Ama Baseball suffered a major blow as it had to travel to baseball stadiums across the country for 7 years without a dedicated stadium.
The painful history of Mokdong Baseball Stadium, which is the exclusive stadium for student baseball in Seoul and is also the exclusive stadium for Ama Baseball across the country, is once again used as a temporary home for professional baseball, and the painful history of 100,000 Ama Baseball players and their families moving around the country, must not be repeated.
In any case, I hope that the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Korean baseball community can pool their wisdom and find a way to develop Korea Amateur Baseball together with the construction of the Jamsil Dome Stadium.