Hanwha Professional Baseball is relocating the Daejeon team’s lodgings to improve team performance and management efficiency.
Hanwha has been operating the Eagles Mansion (completed in 1991) located in Yongjeon-dong, Dong-gu, Daejeon Metropolitan City, its hometown, as a lodging for the athletes. The purpose was to provide living space for rookie-level players or players called up from the Futures.
Eagles Mansion is an indispensable history of the club through which many players have passed through, including permanently retired legends and Ryu Hyun-jin, who is active in the major leagues. However, more than 30 years have passed since the completion of the building, and various problems arose as the building deteriorated.
Above all, due to the advancement and specialization of the training methods of the players, the use rate of the existing Ilseunggwan facilities was low and the accessibility to the stadium was low, making it difficult to cope with the training schedule promptly. The museum is also located in an old building in a residential area, so it has long since become infamous due to low fan visits.
In terms of management, maintenance costs were also increasing day by day. The need to improve factors that reduce management efficiency, such as rent, management service labor costs, and electricity rates, has emerged.
Park Chan-hyeok, CEO of the Hanwha Eagles, has been considering relocating accommodations since last year to support the team’s performance and improve management efficiency. As a result, he concluded that it would be more efficient to lease the entire new building near the stadium and operate it as accommodation for the new players.
The new accommodation is located in Seokgyo-dong, Jung-gu, Daejeon, and is a 15-minute walk from the stadium and a 3-minute drive, so it is highly accessible for training and is equipped with the latest home appliances such as TV, refrigerator, washer/dryer, bed and styler. It has become possible to support the comfortable daily life of players. In addition, it can save about 100 million won per year in terms of cost compared to the existing Yongjeon-dong Eagles Mansion.
The judgment that the residential environment of the athletes’ accommodation, which is mainly used by younger players,토토사이트 is related to performance is also a major background for the accommodation relocation.
Rookie infielder Moon Hyun-bin said, “The environment in the new accommodation is so good that it cannot be compared to the Eagles Mansion where I used to live. I am grateful to the club for providing a good living environment,” he said. “I will try to maintain my best performance while taking a break in a comfortable and comfortable accommodation.”
Due to the relocation of the accommodation, the club’s archives are temporarily closed. Hanwha plans to organize and store the materials ahead of the reconstruction of the feed hall in the new soccer field in 2025.