The Korean professional baseball team has opened its doors wide for the 2022 season with cloud spectators at 5 stadiums across the country, including Suwon KT Wiz Park, without spectator restrictions for the first time in 3 years.

Professional baseball started its season without spectators in 2020 when the Corona 19 crisis began, and last year, only 10% of the metropolitan area and 30% of the non-metropolitan area received spectators, and the opening game was played.

However, this year, as the government eased quarantine guidelines, admission to the baseball field became possible regardless of whether or not vaccination was administered.

Suwon KT Wiz Park, where the match between the defending champion kt wiz and the Samsung Lions was held, attracted more than 10,000 spectators after a long time.

It is the first time in two years and six months since the match between kt and NC Dinos on September 28, 2019 that more than 10,000 fans entered Suwon KT Wiz Park.

Today (2nd), around the stadium was full of baseball fans who wanted to buy tickets on the spot two hours before the game started.

Fans filled the infield spectators before the match and enjoyed cheering on the spot.

Even at the baseball stadium concession stand, many fans lined up to enjoy, and as orders flooded, the merchants screamed joyfully after a long time.

About 16,700 spectators flocked to the Gwangju match, which drew attention as the KIA Tigers' return ace Yang Hyun-jong and LG Twins' new foreign pitcher Adam Plutko met.

Gwangju citizens and baseball fans enjoyed the opening game of professional baseball in Gwangju Kia Champions Field in the clear spring weather that reached 14 degrees Celsius.

Since this season, eating and drinking in the stadium has been allowed, and baseball fans have been cheering for a long time, enjoying chicken and beer.

Eunha, SinB, and Umji, who were members of the popular girl group 'Girlfriend', newly formed girl group 'BBBG' performed a pre-match performance to arouse the excitement of the audience.

During the opening match between the Doosan Bears and the Hanwha Eagles at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, stars from each era gathered to commemorate the 40th anniversary of professional baseball and entertained baseball fans.

Cheol-soon “Phoenix” Park, who led the championship in the first year, took the lead in the 1980s, Hyung-seok “Mr. OB” Hyung-seok in the 1990s, Seong-heon Hong in the 2000s, and Dustin Nippert, who is considered the best foreign player of all time, threw the first pitch together in the 2010s.

In the match between Kiwoom Heroes and Lotte Giants held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, the runner-up team 'New Nion' of the dance survival program 'Street Dance Girls Fighter' performed an opening celebration and received enthusiastic cheers from the audience.

After the game, Kiwoom presented 20 75-inch 'Durham TV' to the audience through a lottery.

A meaningful event was held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of professional baseball at Changwon NC Park, where the opening match between NC Dinos and SSG Landers was held.

In the meantime, breaking the tradition that the KBO president declared the opening ceremony, a child fan declared the opening ceremony.

Im Si-woo, a 3rd grader at Coral Reef, and Park Ji-hoon, a 4th grader at Miribolcho, gave the first pitch and pitch after the opening declaration.

KBO's new president, Gu-yeon Huo, took the initiative instead of announcing the opening ceremony.

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