Lotte’s promotion in the Korean Baseball Organization this season is leading to a ‘box office surge’. Today’s (30th) game between leaders LG and Lotte in Jamsil is expected to exceed 20,000 spectators, which is unusual for a Tuesday game.
Lee Sung-hoon is a reporter.
Lotte’s ‘ticket power’, which sold out the Gocheok Dome for the first time in six years last weekend for two consecutive days, is heading to Jamsil from today.토토사이트
The matchup between leader LG and third-placed Lotte is a ‘midweek three-game series’ with fewer spectators, but ticket sales are as hot as if it were a weekend.
Today’s first game has already sold nearly 18,000 tickets and is likely to break the 20,000 mark, something that has only happened four times since the start of the ’10-baseball era’ in 2015 and not in four years since Doosan secured a miraculous ‘come-from-behind’ win on the final day of the 2019 regular season in Jamsil on a non-holiday Tuesday.
For the three-game series, LG will send foreign ace Kelly and Plutko to the mound alongside ‘Young Gun’ Lee Min-ho, who returns from injury after a two-month absence, while Lotte will look to reclaim the lead with Han Hyun-hee, Park Se-woong and Stratley, who have all been on a tear since May.
Lotte returns to Sajik Stadium this weekend to face another favourite, KIA, and it will be interesting to see if they can continue their streak of back-to-back weekend home sellouts that they recorded against SSG on the 20th and 21st.