Daily Updates – February 5, 2016

February 5, 2016


NC Dinos Receive Support by Local Government

The city of Changwon became the first season ticket holders for the upcoming 2016 season.  Mayor Ahn Sang-soo (안상수) held a press conference with Changwon’s prominent business figures to announce the purchase.  Along with the season ticket, the city government bought 100 seats for the upcoming season as a symbol of support for the ballclub.  Also, if the Masan Baseball Stadium reaches 600,000 in attendance, Mayor Ahn vowed to cheer on stage with the Rally Dinos (Dinos’ cheergirls) on the following home game.  Not to mention a parade will be reserved if the Dinos are able to bring the city its first ever KBO League title.


MBC to Expand Sports Media Outlet for More Major League Games

MBC holds broadcasting rights of Major League Baseball games in South Korea.  MBC Sports+ (read as “MBC Sports Plus”) is their cable channel that airs them.  With four former KBO Leaguers making the jump to the US during this offseason, we may be able to see as much as nine Korean nationals perform on the big stage.  As a result, this will feature multiple Koreans playing in the same time slot.  Therefore, MBC plans to transform one of its cable channels into a second sports channel to broadcast as many games with Korean players they can.  The leading target for this transformation is MBC QueeN, one of the company’s cable channels that basically airs reruns of reality shows and television series.


Miracle Signs Title Sponsor Agreement with Yeoncheon County

For the second straight year, Yeoncheon-gun (or Yeoncheon County, 연천군) will be the lead sponsor of the independent baseball club, the Miracle.  The signing took place at the Seoul Olympic Parktel with Yeoncheon County mayor, Kim Gyu-seon (김규선), and Miracle’s Owner, Park Jeong-keun (박정근) on hand.  The Miracle was formed last year, and spent their inaugural season playing exhibition games against KBO Futures League clubs and college varsity teams.  Unlike the Goyang Wonders, the Miracle’s management heavily depends on private sponsorship.


KT Wiz Recruiting Student Reporters

The Suwon KT Wiz are looking for college students in South Korea who can help fill out their social media and official website with various contents.  If you are an exchange student in South Korea fluent in Korean with an interest in baseball, this may be a good opportunity to experience the industry.  Deadline for the application is February 16.  For more information (as well as the registration form), click the link below.  This is an unpaid job.


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