Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop expressed his opinion on the new construction of Jamsil Dome and the ‘6-year controversy over renting a room’. Coach Lee emphasized that even if it is difficult for the players, an environment must be created where spectators, including the opposing team, can watch comfortably.먹튀검증
On September 18, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced plans to build Jamsil Dome Stadium. The plan is to build a new closed dome stadium with up to 30,000 seats at the current location of Jamsil Stadium along with hotel accommodations with a view of the baseball field.
The construction period for the new Jamsil Dome announced by the Seoul Metropolitan Government is quite long. The scenario is to demolish the existing Jamsil Stadium in 2026, begin construction in 2027, and complete by the end of 2031. Doosan and LG, which use Jamsil Stadium as their home, are in a situation where they must play home games only until the 2024 and 2025 seasons and vacate the baseball stadium.
The most desired temporary stadium use scenario during the gap created by the construction of Jamsil Dome Stadium by Doosan and LG was the remodeling of Jamsil Main Stadium, located right next to Jamsil Stadium. Jamsil Main Stadium, which is mainly used as a soccer field, sports stadium, and concert hall, was temporarily converted into a baseball stadium to host home games without inconveniencing existing baseball fans of both teams.
However, it appears that Seoul City actually rejected the scenario most desired by both clubs, citing safety concerns. Considering the large-scale ‘MICE project’ construction that will be carried out around Jamsil Sports Complex, including Jamsil Dome Stadium, it is considered a safety risk to invite large numbers of spectators to Jamsil Main Stadium.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government even mentioned a plan to use Gocheok Dome, Mokdong Stadium, and Suwon KT Wiz Park and Munhak SSG Landers Field, located in the metropolitan area, as temporary home stadiums. However, this is a very unrealistic direction.
Doosan and LG clubs also appear to be embarrassed by the sudden announcement of Jamsil Dome in Seoul and the direction of the temporary stadium. Amid criticism that communication between the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the two clubs has been poor and one-way for a long time, the two clubs are expected to jointly respond by forming a task force related to the new construction of Jamsil Dome and temporary stadium relocation.
Director Seung-yeop Lee also mentioned the issue of the new construction of Jamsil Dome, which was hot the previous day. Coach Lee, who met with reporters ahead of the Jamsil NC Dinos game on September 19th, said, “Yesterday (the 18th), I looked at various articles regarding the construction of Jamsil Dome. The most important thing is that spectators who come to watch baseball games should feel comfortable watching the game. “The spectator culture has become very mature and developed, so we need to take that into consideration,” he said.
Another big problem is that Jamsil Stadium, which Doosan and LG share, is the center of the KBO League’s success. This is because the number of away fans visiting Jamsil Stadium is large.
Director Lee said, “We have no choice but to take into account the geographical specificity of Seoul. Jamsil Stadium is a place where not only Doosan fans but also spectators from the opposing away team visit a lot. Providing a comfortable environment for movement and viewing comes first. “Even if the players are not first, I hope that they will consider that as a top priority,” he emphasized.