Professional basketball, AG overcame the negative news of no medals and achieved box office success… Average number of people in the opening week is ‘5072’

The national basketball team was disappointed by winning no medal for the first time in 17 years at the recently concluded Hangzhou Asian Games. But still, the thirst of fans who waited for professional basketball was great.

The 2023-24 professional basketball season kicked off lively with an average of 5,000 spectators during the opening week. It started with the largest audience in six years.

A total of 30,437 spectators were recorded for the six games held on the 21st and 22nd, the opening weekend of the 2023-24 season CheongKwanJang professional basketball. It was a huge success with an average of 5,072 people attending each game.온라인카지노

The average of 5,072 is about 500 more than the average audience of 4,573 (36,584 in total for 8 games) during the opening week of the 2019-20 season before the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).

Due to the professional basketball coronavirus pandemic, games were held without spectators in the 2020-21 season, and only limited spectators were allowed in the 2021-22 season, with an average of 2,479 spectators in the opening week. In the 2022-23 season, when restrictions on spectator attendance were lifted, an average of 3,465 people were counted in the opening week.

It has been six years since the 2017-18 season, when an average of 5,105 people gathered during the opening week of professional basketball.

In fact, there were concerns ahead of the opening. The national basketball team, which had been hoped to serve as a catalyst for box office success, performed disappointingly at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, was eliminated in the quarterfinals, and was criticized as a ‘frog in a well’.

However, the number of fans wanting to enjoy professional basketball did not decrease. Rather, there were positive factors such as KCC’s relocation to its hometown and the founding of a new club, Sono.

KCC, who left Jeonju and moved to Busan, played the first regular season game against Seoul Samsung at Sajik Indoor Stadium in Busan on the 22nd, and it was sold out. The official attendance record was 8,780, ranking 4th for the largest number of spectators in the opening week of professional basketball history.

On the afternoon of the 22nd, the 2023-2024 Cheong Kwan Jang professional basketball game between Busan KCC and Seoul Samsung is being played at Sajik Indoor Stadium in Busan. 2023.10.22/News1 ⓒ News1 Reporter Ilji Yoon

Goyang Sono, who became a new member of the professional basketball family by taking over Day One, also succeeded in attracting crowds from the first game.

On the 22nd, 5,002 people were present at Goyang Indoor Stadium, where the match between Sono and Wonju DB was held. A year ago, 3,692 people attended the opening match of Day One held at the same venue, but the number of spectators increased significantly.

In addition, 5,202 people attended the ‘telecommunications company derby’ between Seoul SK and Suwon KT held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul on the 22nd.

4,210 people gathered for the Anyang Cheongkwanjang-SK match, which was the official opening match on the 21st. In addition, 4,142 people were counted in the Changwon LG-KT exhibition, and 3,101 people were counted in the Ulsan Hyundai Mobis-Daegu Korea Gas Corporation exhibition.