The LG Twins and Lotte Giants, the KBO’s ‘box office duo’ this season, will face off against each other every day of the week.
The three-game series between the two teams from Tuesday 30 May to Thursday 1 June will take place at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul.
If the three-game series were played on a Friday-Saturday-Sunday weekend, a full house would be expected for three consecutive games, but baseball fans are expected to flock to the stadium on weekdays to watch LG and Lotte face off.메이저놀이터
According to LG, the total number of reserved seats for the three-game series was 49,770 by the morning of the 30th, when the first game of the three-game series was held.
16,854 people booked on the 30th, 16,787 on the 31st, and 16,129 on the 1st of next month.
With online ticketing still open and tickets available at the door, the three-game series is guaranteed to draw more than 50,000 fans.
The highest attendance for a midweek three-game series this season was the LG vs SSG matchup at SSG Landers Field in Incheon from 23rd to 25th of this month.
A total of 46,912 fans attended the three-game series between the then No. 1 teams, and LG, which finished the three-game series with two wins and one loss to take sole possession of the top spot, is poised to break the record for the largest midweek three-game series at home in one week.
The next highest total for a midweek three-game series was 44,512 for the three-game series between the NC Dinos and Lotte at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 23rd-25th.
The matchup between LG and Lotte in Seoul is a box-office guarantee, as the two teams have been drawing huge crowds even in midweek.
The key to LG and Lotte’s success in drawing crowds is performance.
LG leads the league with a dominant offence, batting .290 as a team, even in an ‘epic’ two-hitter league.
With six consecutive winning series (two or more wins in three games), LG is on a roll and could continue their upward trajectory in June if they can catch Lotte.
If LG was one of the favourites to win the title this season, Lotte has exceeded many expectations.
Two games behind first-place LG and one game behind second-place SSG, third-place Lotte followed up its April performance with a good showing in May, saying goodbye to the nickname “Bomde,” which means baseball is only good in the spring.
Lotte’s team batting average (.259-5th) and ERA (4.04-7th) are both in the lower-middle of the league, but they are more than capable with a solid bullpen and focused hitting.
Traditionally, LG and Lotte have been fierce rivals.
In fact, their games have been nicknamed “El Clasico” after the Spanish professional football derby between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
In the first three-game ‘El Clasico’ series between the two teams this season, Lotte held the advantage with two wins and one loss.
Lotte also narrowly edged LG last season with eight wins, seven losses and one draw, while LG dominated in 2021 with nine wins, five losses and two draws.