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SBD Global/April 28, 2014/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Korea Baseball Organization Surpasses 1 Million Fans This Year At Third-Fastest Rate

Officials said that the Korea Baseball Organization "has surpassed the 1 million mark in attendance this year at its third-fastest rate," according to YONHAP. The KBO's nine clubs "have drawn 1.02 million fans in 83 games." It is "the third-fewest number of games that the KBO took to reach the 1 million mark, behind 65 games in 2012 and 79 games in 1995." The KBO said that "six of the nine teams have enjoyed an increase in their attendance so far this season." The other three teams, the Doosan Bears, the LG Twins and the Lotte Giants, "have had a decrease" of between 1% and 5%. The Bears, based at 25,500-seat Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, "still lead the KBO in the total attendance with just under 215,000 fans." The Nexen Heroes "have nearly doubled their home attendance this year" (YONHAP, 4/24).
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