The hot soccer fever in Daejeon this season is expected to continue this weekend. It is reported that 14,000 tickets for the Daejeon Hana Citizen and Ulsan Hyundai match, which will be held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 16th at 4:30 pm, have already been sold. For the third time this season alone, more than 15,000 spectators are expected to visit the Daejeon World Cup Stadium.
An official from the Daejeon club said on the 13th, “About 14,000 tickets were sold against Ulsan,” and “the speed of booking tickets for the opening game against Gangwon FC and the previous 5th round against FC Seoul was similar.” The number of spectators on that day is expected to exceed 15,000 if the sales on the day are added.
Daejeon, a promoted team this season스포츠토토, has already seen 43,044 spectators in just three games. Starting with 11,590 spectators against Gangwon, which was the opening game, 8,661 spectators against Pohang Steelers in the third round and 15,793 spectators respectively filled the seats against Seoul in the fifth round. The average number of spectators is 14,348, which is 4th in the K-League 1. This is a seven-fold increase from the average attendance of 2,271 last season when it was a member of the K-League 2.
Although the undefeated streak ended in the last round, the number of fans visiting the Daejeon World Cup Stadium increased thanks to the interesting performances, such as going undefeated with 3 wins and 2 draws in the opening 5 games and scoring 3 goals in the last 3 games in a row. In the last home game against Seoul on the 1st, Martha (Japan) gave a thrilling victory to the home fans with a dramatic winning goal in the 43rd minute of the second half when they faced 2-2.
Moreover, it seems that Ulsan away fans will also visit the stadium in large numbers for this game, so the heat of the stadium is expected to be even hotter. If Ulsan wins in this game, they can achieve 7 consecutive wins, the most consecutive wins in K-League history. However, the momentum of Daejeon, which is causing a sensation at the beginning of the season, is also very formidable, so it is expected that exciting matches will unfold throughout the 90 minutes.
◇ Hana One Q K League 1 2023 Round 7 Match Schedule
Suwon vs Jeju: 15th (Sat) 2pm, Suwon World Cup Stadium
Pohang vs Seoul: 15th (Sat) 4:30pm, Pohang Steel Yard
Suwon FC vs Jeonbuk: 15th (Sat) 7pm, Suwon Sports Complex
Gangwon vs Incheon: 16th (Sun) 2pm, Chuncheon Songam Sports Town
Daejeon vs Ulsan: 16th (Sun) 4:30pm, Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Daegu vs Gwangju : 16th (Sun) 7pm, DGB Daegu Bank Park