Major League Baseball (MLB) San Diego and Los Angeles Dodgers will promote their opening match in Korea next March.
The San Diego Union Tribune, a local newspaper in San Diego, quoted a source on the 8th and said, “The two rival teams in the National League West plan to start the 2024 season with the first ever MLB game to be held in Korea.” reported that the San Diego and Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to play the opening two games.안전놀이터
San Diego is a team belonging to Kim Ha-sung, and is popular with domestic fans. The Los Angeles Dodgers is a team that Korean major leaguers such as Park Chan-ho, Choi Hee-seop, and Ryu Hyun-jin passed through.
In an interview with the ‘San Diego Union Tribune’, Kim Ha-seong said, “It’s an honor for our team (San Diego) to play in Korea.” Kim Ha-seong played until 2020 at Kiwoom, which uses Gocheok Dome as its home stadium.
Regarding the plan for the opening game at Gocheok Dome next year, Kim Ha-seong said, “It will be a great opportunity to show the passion of Korean baseball fans to the world.”
He continued, “Korean fans love the Los Angeles Dodgers. There were Park Chan-ho and Ryu Hyun-jin. “I know the Dodgers really well,” he said. “It will be a really cool thing, a historic moment.” He said, “San Diego also has an increasing number of Korean fans every year.” Korean fans will like them and want to see them,” he added.
Hosting the MLB opening game in Korea began to be discussed closely when KBO President Heo Gu-yeon visited the United States last year to discuss ways to hold the KBO League opening game in the United States. The MLB Secretariat is playing MLB regular season games in various parts of the world, including London, England and Mexico City, Mexico, to globalize baseball.