‘Away seat controversy’, with every game sold out… Create a federation solution
Amid continued complaints from away fans who were having trouble purchasing tickets at DGB Daegu Bank Park, where every game was sold out, the K League Federation came up with a solution through its board of directors.
The Korea Professional Football League deliberated and decided on the ‘prohibition of discrimination in away cheering seats’ agenda at the 7th Board of Directors meeting in 2023 held on the 24th.
The main purpose of this agenda is to prohibit discrimination against away seats and to treat away fans with respect.
Looking at the details, the main content includes a ban on overcrowding spectators cheering for the away team in a small area or placing away cheering seats in places with poor viewing angles even though ‘the home team has available seats’.온라인카지노
In addition, a new rule has been established that prohibits away cheering seats from being set at a higher price than other seats with the same conditions.
Away fans have requested the opening of additional seats, but in the recent situation where tickets are sold out quickly as soon as reservations are made, it is expected that there will be no major problems for Daegu, which has no available seats for the home club, as long as the 5% away rule is kept for sold-out games.
This season, Daegu is spending the season with such high interest that there is even a situation where it is said that ‘all seats except for the away seats are sold out’, and they are trying to sell out the first 10 concerts since opening.
Daegu, with an average audience of 10,811, ranks 6th in terms of attendance, but in terms of seat occupancy alone, Daegu ranks first among all K-League clubs, recording over 86%.
In the case of FC Seoul, the only team with an average attendance exceeding 20,000, the seat occupancy rate is in stark contrast to just over 30% due to the large size of the Seoul World Cup Stadium.
Excluding Daegu, the ticket war between Daegu FC and DGB Daegu Bank Park boasts a high competition rate in the league, with the only team exceeding 50% in seat occupancy being Pohang.
DGB Daegu Bank Park, which has a capacity of about 12,400 seats, had only 574 seats in section N5, which was classified as away seats, which was about 40 seats short of the 5% requirement for away seats. However, as away fans continued to point out, Daegu FC last summer met the regulations by installing 50 additional seats at the top of the away area.
Daegu FC, which plans to pay more attention to the convenience of away fans in the future, added that making changes by only carrying out construction around the away seats is not easy as it is a structural change.