Last Saturday, there was a pro baseball match between Samsung Lions and Lotte Giants at the brand new Samsung Lions park to the east of Daegu. The second match between Lions and Giants started at 5: 00 p.m. during three consecutive home-matches. The stadium was filled with enthusiastic singing and chanting by the fans, which is most likely to be the cultural difference in baseball fans between Koreans and Americans. Major league baseball fans from North America have began to take an interest in Korean baseball and enjoy the exotic and unique atmosphere together.
Pro baseball has become the most popular sports in Korea since its inception in 1982. We currently have 10 pro baseball teams in Korea. Daegu is the hometown of Lions, while Busan Giants. The infrastructure has improved hugely as well. Samsung Lions Park is the long-awaited new stadium for the baseball fans in Daegu.