Sparks from the 25th Saemangeum World Scout Jamboree, which has recently been mired in controversy, have spread to the soccer field. Soccer fans have reacted strongly to the change of venue for the main event, a K-pop concert, from Saemangeum in Buanan County, Jeolla Province, to Jeonju World Cup Stadium.
“We decided to hold the concert at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 11th, the day of the farewell ceremony, after considering the capacity and travel conditions,” Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Bo-gyun and Jeonbuk Province Governor Kim Kwan-young said at a press conference at the Jamboree Press Center on the 6th.
“The Jeonju World Cup Stadium is not far from the Saemangeum Jamboree campsite, and above all, it is a place where safety management experience and know-how have been accumulated,” Park said.
“I would like to express my gratitude to Jeonbuk, who will be moving to another stadium on the day of the performance,” said Governor Kim.
Jeonbuk Hyundai, a professional soccer K League 1 team that uses Jeonju World Cup Stadium as its home, also announced on social media on the 6th, “The K-pop performance event and closing ceremony of the 2023 Saemangeum World Scouting Jamboree will be held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 11th.” “Therefore, the two home games scheduled for next week will be rescheduled,” the team said.
Under the circumstances, it seems that Jeonbuk was not aware of this until the day before. The club was forced to reschedule at short notice.
Jeonbuk was initially scheduled to play the FA (Football Association) Cup quarterfinals against Incheon United at its home stadium, Jeonju World Cup Stadium, on the 9th and the K League 1 Suwon Samsung on the 12th. However, the sudden decision to hold the concert meant that the games had to be rescheduled or moved to other venues.
The announcement caused outrage among soccer fans. On July 7, a protest post was posted on the Jeonbuk-do website under the title, ‘Jeonju World Cup Stadium is a soccer field’.
“Who cares if it’s held during the off-season,” the writer said, “If the club is paying a fair price, it’s natural to prioritize the game, but if it’s a concert during the season, when the home game schedule overlaps, it’s nothing short of robbery.” The writer criticized the decision.카지노
Other soccer fans also reacted strongly on community boards, saying, “If the jamboree has bad publicity, shouldn’t the K League go away?” and “Why should the soccer world bear the brunt of the damage when it’s all about sloppy administration?”
Football fans are worried that the grass will be damaged if large events such as concerts are held. In fact, damage to the grass is inevitable if various installations such as stages are placed on the grass where matches are held.
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