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SEOUL, South Korea (Yonhap) – The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) has surpassed five million spectators, a trend that is faster than in the era before the 토토 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The KBO secretariat reported on Thursday that 42,361 fans attended games at five stadiums in Jamsil (KT Wiz-Dusan Bears), Busan (SSG Landers-Lotte Giants), Daegu (LG Twins-Samsung Lions), Changwon (Kiwoom Heroes-NC Dinos) and Gwangju (Hanwha Eagles-KIA Tigers), bringing the cumulative total to 5,042,283 after 457 games Despite torrential rains and heat waves, it took the league 93 games to reach the one million mark since reaching the four million mark on February 2. The number of games it took to reach the four- to five-million mark was the second-fastest since 2015, when the 10-team system began. The overall average attendance was also up 34% from the same number of games the previous year, to 11,133.The club with the highest average attendance per game is league leader LG.LG has the highest total attendance and average attendance of 16,228 fans per game with a total of 795,141 fans in 49 games at home. This is followed by SSG (14,755), Lotte (13,153), Doosan (12,866), Samsung (11,36), and KIA (12,230).Six of the 10 clubs had an average attendance of over 10,000.Kiwoom had the highest year-over-year increase, jumping from an average of 4,548 last season to 8,000 this season, a 76% increase.NC Dinos (67%), Hanwha (48%), and Lotte (46%) are other clubs with significant home attendance increases .It’s also worth noting that attendance is higher than it was before the pandemic hit .Average attendance is up 3.4% from the same number of games in 2019, and the number of games it took to reach 5 million fans from the start has been reduced 토토 from 463 games in 2019 to 457 games this season. While the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which preceded the start of the regular season, performed below expectations, it could be argued that more baseball fans were drawn to the ballparks by the lifting of quarantine measures than were disappointed by the lack of international competition.


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