Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2011 Korea Baseball exhibition games - Daegu Citizen Stadium

On April 2nd, 2011, the Korean baseball season began. We visited the Daegu Citizen Stadium to watch the exhibition match one month before the opening.

Lots of citizens visited the stadium in spite of the chilly weather.

Upon arrival, we found the stadium decorated in blue, symbolic color of the Daegu Samsung Lions.  There were fans who had gathered early in the morning.
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Daegu Station is nearby the stadium, so a lot of people transfer from there.  You can also take a taxi with a low fare.

We entered the stadium on a first-come first-served basis. Many people were there to get a better view
even though it was very early.

We could see the popularity of baseball by seeing many gathered people in front of the stadium.

Some people were playing catch with a ball while standing in the entrance time. People brought gloves to the event in order to catch foul ball or home run ball.

We took a seat near the third base.  We noticed how diverse ages of the fans were.

On that day, there was a match with the away team Lotte Giants.  We could see full seats near the first base.

Of course, we took the seat in front of the third base in order to see Samsung Lions players more closely.

Luckily, we were able to see the pitcher, Yoo Chan Cha who was practicing pitch in the bullpen.

Even though the game was over with the Samsung Lions losing, the atmosphere inside the Daegu Stadium was still heated up and we enjoyed the game.

The weather will get warmer soon with the upcoming baseball season. What about visiting the nearby stadium with your bf or gf, friends or families to enjoy warm spring sunshine and cheering fun?

And don’t forget to cheer at the World Championships Daegu 2011 also!