Professional soccer K-League 1 continues to be a hot hit. Since the introduction of the promotion and relegation system, it has set a new record by exceeding 1 million spectators in the minimum game (96 games). In particular, considering the record since 2018, when only paying spectators were included in the spectator count, the ability to mobilize spectators this year is surprising.먹튀검증
According to the Korea Professional Football Federation (hereinafter referred to as the federation), K League 1 achieved 1,004,969 spectators in 96 games since its opening as of June 4. This is a ‘new record’ of exceeding 1 million spectators at the minimum game since 2013 when the promotion and relegation system was introduced. Previously, 108 games in 2013 was the minimum record.
In particular, compared to 2018 (185 games), 2019 (123 games), and 2022 (215 games), the number of spectators exceeded 1 million twice as fast. In 2020 and 2021, it was held without spectators due to the aftermath of the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19), and because the number of spectators was suggested due to social distancing, it failed to achieve 1 million spectators.
After writing the legend of the 2022 FIFA World Cup round of 16 in Qatar, K League 1, which started the season before the heat even cooled, wrote a new history from the opening game. Since the introduction of the promotion and relegation system, it recorded the largest number of spectators in the opening round. A total of 101,632 people were recorded during the six games held on the 25th and 26th.
Since then, the success has continued. The crowd gathered amid the overall high level of performance and the blast of the ‘promoted team’ Gwangju FC and Daejeon Hana Citizen. In addition to the excitement added by the fierce ranking battle, popular singer Lim Young-woong (31) took the lead, and the special guest invitation of ‘Coupang Play’, which exclusively broadcasts K-League 1 from this year, and various contents, etc. steadily increased.
If the K-League 1 continues its hot box office success and the number of spectators continues to be maintained, it is ‘a matter of time’ for it to exceed 2 million. The most recent time it exceeded 2 million spectators was in 2013 (2,036,413). It is a point to watch until the end of this season to see if it will be able to write a new history in 10 years.