New South Korean K-League Challenge Club To Be Named Seoul Eland
Officials announced that the new professional football club set to join South Korea's second division next year "will be named Seoul Eland FC," according to YONHAP. Eland, a local conglomerate with affiliates in retail, apparel and food service, last week "received the green light" from the K-League to found a new team for '15. The team "will be based in the nation's capital and will start in the second-tier competition," the K-League Challenge. Eland said that "the name Seoul Eland FC was selected as the winner of the naming contest." Eland "will use the Jamsil Olympic Stadium in southern Seoul as its home base," and will join FC Seoul of the top-flight K-League in the capital city (YONHAP, 8/26).