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"Get ready to scream!" — Korean baseball season is back! Baseball like you've never experienced!

The Korean Baseball (KBO) season is back, and here is why you should head to a game this season for a simply only-in-Korea experience! Our YouTube host Lewis shows you the "ins and outs" of what to do for an amazingly fun experience!

Samsung Lions, Daegu. Photo: koreanherald
Samsung Lions, Daegu. (Photo: koreanherald)

Before coming to Korea, I knew little to nothing about Baseball, as in the UK it's not a very popular sport, unlike in the U.S. and South Korea. Though, watching a Baseball game had always intrigued me, and it was a must-do on my bucket list. Ever since watching my first game in 2022, Samsung Lions, I simply haven't looked back and I think heading to a baseball game is so worth going to!

This year, the Korean Baseball season (KBO) has started one week earlier than usual (it started on March 23rd, 2024), due to the international tournaments which are set for November this year.

The opening matches for the 2024 season were: the Lotte Giants at the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul; the Hanwha Eagles at the Kiwoom Heroes at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul; the LG Twins at the KT Wiz at KT Wiz Park in Suwon; and the NC Dinos at the Samsung Lions at Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu.

Samsung Lions, Daegu. Photo: Lewis Hooper
Samsung Lions, Daegu. (Photo: Lewis Hooper)

Since I am in Daegu, Samsung Lions is my home team, and each year I love to visit a couple of times and watch a game. For me, although baseball is fun, it's more about the atmosphere! A staple of a good baseball game is the chicken and beer and I love how motivated the crowd are to support their teams!

South Korean national team’s cheering squad (Photo: MLB)
South Korean national team’s cheering squad (MLB)

In South Korea, a baseball game could be described as a sensory overload! Each player has a fight song, and cheering squads — including drummers and dancers who stand on platforms near the stands facing the spectators — and please take note that there is near-constant chanting. Imagine being at a ballpark where every player, even a rookie, gets the star treatment, this is, the case here in Korea, and for me I think this level of overload makes heading to a baseball game that much more interesting and enjoyable!

Samsung Lions, Daegu - Photo: Lewis Hooper
Samsung Lions, Daegu - Photo: Lewis Hooper

To check out the full list of games near you, visit the link below:

Samsung Lions:

Let us know in the comments below if you will be heading to a baseball game this season, and don't forget to tag us in your photos!


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