The locks are also unlocked at the stadiums in the metropolitan area… ‘Intuition’ available from the 18th

The professional baseball postseason, which is held at the stadiums in the metropolitan area, can now be enjoyed with spectators.

Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom at the Corona 19 Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters meeting held at the government complex in Seoul on the 15th said, “Sports games that were held without spectators in the metropolitan area are limited to those who have completed vaccinations, and indoor games are limited to 20% of the capacity. Outdoor games will be able to enter up to 30% of the capacity,” he said.

This is good news that flew into professional baseball.

Professional baseball, which is a 10-team system, has five teams, half of them in the metropolitan area alone.

However, as the 4th stage of social distancing was implemented in the metropolitan area from July, LG Twins, Doosan Bears, Kiwoom Heroes, SSG Landers, and KT Wiz, based in the metropolitan area, were unable to receive home audiences for three months. The loss of spectator income also had a negative impact on the club’s finances.

This amendment will take effect from the 18th. It’s unclear whether all the stadiums will be able to start spectator admission right away.

A KBO official explained, “The preparation situation may be different for each club. When the previous spectator admission policy was changed, each team to be prepared began to enter spectators.”

The postseason, which starts next month, is expected to receive spectators without any problems.

With the regular season coming to an end, by the 14th, four teams (KT, LG, Doosan, and Kiwoom), except for Samsung Heroes, who placed third among the top five teams, are clubs in the metropolitan area.

Postseason games scheduled after November 15 will be played at the Gocheok Sky Dome from the first round. Gocheok Dome, an indoor stadium, is expected to accommodate up to 20% of its capacity.


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