“The most important thing is Doosan and LG fans.”
Prior to the away game against the KIA Tigers held at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field on the 19th, LG Twins coach Yeom Kyeong-yeop met with reporters and mentioned the plan to build the ‘Jamsil Dome Stadium’, which was unexpectedly announced by the Seoul Metropolitan Government the day before.안전놀이터
Coach Yeom said, “The announcement of the plan to build a dome stadium was not discussed at all with the clubs that use Jamsil Baseball Stadium, such as Doosan and LG. “It was announced as is,” he said with a laugh.
Coach Yeom said, “The most important thing is the Doosan and LG fans, right? There should be no inconvenience to fans. He emphasized, “It is important to build a new stadium, but it is an issue that the Doosan and LG clubs and the Seoul Metropolitan Government must reach an agreement on so that these people can visit the baseball stadium without any inconvenience and can come back again.”
Director Yeom said, “The fans come first. The most important thing is where to play baseball, right? It is said that the Jamsil Sports Complex, which was initially discussed as a replacement stadium, cannot be used due to safety issues, but the Sports Complex should not be ruled out. It is important for fans to come to the closest location to where they are doing. Of course, safety issues are the most important, but this is an issue that needs to be resolved by Seoul City or the two clubs,” he added.
Director Yeom said, “It’s a passage safety issue, but all you have to do is make the passage wider, and I don’t think it will be too difficult. In addition, many Mexican leagues are used as both soccer and baseball fields. The soccer field was remodeled to create a baseball field. Six years is a long time, but from the fans’ perspective, it doesn’t make sense if it goes astray. It’s uncomfortable. He repeatedly emphasized, “It is most important to ensure that fans, especially fans who are citizens of Seoul, do not experience any inconvenience.”
Following Dongdaemun Baseball Stadium, where professional baseball was born, Jamsil Baseball Stadium, which boasts a long history, will disappear. Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “Baseball players are idiots. When Dongdaemun Baseball Stadium disappeared, baseball people gathered together and did not hold a single demonstration. It was our fault when Dongdaemun Baseball Stadium disappeared. It got complicated from there. He also said, “Baseball players must reflect.”
On the 18th, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it would build a large-scale dome stadium similar to the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada, and a world-class ‘MICE (International Conference, Reward, Tourism, Convention and Exhibition) Complex’ in the area of Jamsil Sports Complex in Songpa-gu. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, construction will begin in early 2026 and be completed in late 2031. If all goes according to plan, baseball will be available at Jamsil Dome Stadium starting in 2032. The construction cost will be approximately 500 billion won.
However, during those six years, the Doosan Bears and LG Twins, who had used Jamsil Baseball Stadium as their home stadium, had no place to go. This is why LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop did not spare any criticism of the plan that was suddenly announced in a situation where there was no alternative, saying, “Fans are the most important.”