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Baseball Teams, Professional
 

Professional teams compete from April through October after about a month of exhibition games. Day and night games are played at Jamsil Stadium which is located next to the giant Olympic Stadium.  

Korea4Expats posts monthly game schedules in our Sports/Fitness Section of What's Going On.

See Baseball Korea-style  for a description of the game in Korea.


TEAMS
The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) of South Korea is the country's professional baseball league. KBO was originally founded with six teams in 1982 and currently has eight teams. The teams are generally named after the companies or business conglomerates that own them.

Cities:
Seoul: LG Twins, Doosan Bears, Nexen Heroes, Woori Heroes
Incheon: SK Wyverns
Gwangju: Kia Tigers
Daejeon: Hanwha Eagles
Daegu: Samsung Lions
Busan: Lotte Giants

Team Descriptions:

LG TWINS
Established: 1990(Original team: MBC in 1982)
Home base: Seoul
Home stadium: Jamsil Baseball Stadium
Homepage

DOOSAN BEARS
Established: 1999 (Original team: OB Bears in 1982)
Home base: Seoul
Home stadium: Jamsil Baseball Stadium
Homepage

NEXEN HEROES
Established: 2008
Home base: Seoul
Homeground: Mokdong Baseball Stadium
Homepage

SK WYVERNS
Established: 2000
Home base: Incheon
Home stadium: Moonhak Baseball Stadium
Homepage

HANWHA EAGLES
Established: 1994(Original team: Binggrae in 1986)
Home base: Daejeon
Home stadium: Hanbat Baseball Stadium
Homepage

SAMSUNG LIONS
Established: 1982
Home base: Daegu
Home stadium: Daegu Civil Stadium
Homepage

KIA  TIGERS
Established: 2001 (Original team: Haitai in 1982)
Home base: Gwangju
Home stadium: Gwangju Moodung Baseball Stadium
Homepage

LOTTE GIANTS
Established: 1982
Home base: Busan
Home stadium: Busan Sajik Baseball Stadium
Homepage

NC DINOS
Established: 2011
Home base: Changwon
Home stadium: Masan Complex Stadium
Homepage

Check What's Going On for the current games schedule - dates, times, stadium.
 
STADIUMS
Jamsil Baseball Stadium, Seoul (Home of LG Twins & Doosan Bears) - website not working
Address: Jamsil 1-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Directions: Walk for about 50m from Sports Complex Subway Station. (Line No. 2, Stn 218, Exit 7)
 
Mokdong Baseball Stadium, Seoul (Home of Heroes) - website not working
Address: Yangcheon-gu, Seoul
Directions: Take subway line number 5 (purple) to Omokgyo station, Stn 521 and go out exit 2. It’s a 10 min. walk from the exit. 

 
Munhak Baseball Stadium, Incheon (Home of SK Wyverns)

Civil Baseball Stadium, Daegu  (Home of Samsung Lions)

Moodung Baseball Stadium, Gwangju (Home of KIA Tigers)

Hanbat Baseball Stadium, Daejeon (Home of Hanwha Eagles) - some info in English

Sajik Baseball Stadium, Busan (Home of Lotte Giants)

*at the time of posting, most of the stadium sites were in Korean only,


TICKET COST:
Adults: W7,000 to W10,000 on weekdays and W8,000 to W13,000 on weekends.
Tickets: W4,500 to W6,000 on weekdays and W5,000 to W7,000 on weekends.

BASEBALL INFO WEBSITES:
http://www.koreabaseball.co.kr (Korean only)
http://www.koreabaseball.com (Korean only)
http://www.baseballguru.com/andrewwong/koreanbaseballprimer.html (English-general info)

 

 

K4E Editor: We are working on making the information on this site as complete and accurate as possible, so if you notice any errors or omissions, please let us know at info@korea4expats.com

 

Last Updated on 2013-02-12



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