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SBD Global/January 31, 2013/Facilities

South Korean Baseball Club Unhappy With City's Stadium Choice As It Moves To Top Tier

A South Korean expansion baseball team "expressed its displeasure with the site its home city has selected for its new stadium," according to YONHAP. Korea Baseball Organization club NC Dinos said the decision was "political" and did not take into account public opinion. Changwon had announced that it "will build a new ballpark on the land formerly occupied by the Army College in nearby Jinhae district." Changwon had three candidate sites for the new ballpark, and critics argue that the city "chose the location that is the least accessible to the public." The Dinos, which will join the top league as the ninth team this season, said in a statement that the city's decision "was difficult to accept." However, they have not revealed "which particular location they prefer." The team only expressed its disappointment with Changwon and said the city reneged on its promise "build a ballpark on the best possible location" (YONHAP, 1/30).
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