According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s plan to build Jamsil Dome Stadium (tentative name) on the 18th, the LG Twins and Doosan Bears must play at temporary home stadiums for a total of six seasons from the 2026 season to the 2031 season during the construction period.
Initially, the two clubs suggested that the Jamsil Main Stadium in Seoul near Jamsil Stadium would be remodeled and utilized as a baseball stadium during the construction period. 토토사이트
However, it became difficult as the Seoul Metropolitan Government showed reluctance for safety reasons.
One of LG and Doosan is likely to share Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul with Kiwoom Heroes, while the other is likely to use Mokdong Stadium in Seoul, which was Kiwoom’s former home ground, as a temporary home ground.
On the same day, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced a plan to demolish Jamsil Stadium in Seoul and build a closed dome stadium on the spot.
The total construction cost is about 500 billion won, and Seoul Smart Mise Park (tentative name, Hanwha Corporation), a preferred bidder, will take charge of the project.
The stadium will be built with more than 30,000 seats that can host international games, and various auxiliary facilities such as hotels and restaurants will be provided.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government said it will build a state-of-the-art baseball stadium that is unenviable in the U.S. Major League Baseball.
The construction period is from January 2027 to the end of 2031.
According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s plan, LG and Doosan will have to play their home games at Jamsil Stadium until the 2025 season and then play at temporary stadiums for a total of six seasons from the 2026 to 2031.
Until now, the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), LG, and Doosan teams have reportedly been coordinating their differences with the Seoul Metropolitan Government regarding the use of temporary stadiums.
LG and Doosan hope to renovate Jamsil Main Stadium. The plan is to remodel Jamsil Main Stadium, which is currently used as a soccer field and a general stadium, to create a temporary alternative baseball stadium with a capacity of 17,000.
However, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said on the same day, “It is not easy to secure safety,” and added, “We plan to discuss ways that can be used separately with existing clubs such as Gocheok Sky Dome, Mokdong Stadium, Suwon KT Wiz Park, and Incheon SSG Landers Field.”
It is not easy for the two clubs to use baseball stadiums outside of Seoul. This is because the foundation of the team can be shaken if it moves its base for as many as six years.
It is realistic to use Gocheok Sky Dome and Mokdong Stadium in Seoul, but this is also a difficult problem.
“It’s been a long time since Mokdong Stadium in Seoul played night games due to lighting and noise problems,” a baseball official said. “If we resume professional baseball games at Mokdong Stadium right now, there will be a lot of opposition from nearby residents.”
LG and Doosan, the parties involved, are the biggest concerns. For now, the two clubs decided to form a joint task force (TF) with the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) to respond.
We will find a suitable way, said Cha Myung-seok, LG’s general manager. “We will do our best to ensure that fans and the team can watch and play in the best environment during the construction period.”
Doosan General Manager Kim Tae-ryong said, “First of all, fans should not be harmed,” adding, “We will push for appropriate measures from the perspective of fans.”
A KBO official said, “We will continue to consult with the Seoul Metropolitan Government for now,” adding, “As the two clubs hoped to remodel Jamsil Main Stadium and use it as a temporary stadium during the construction period, we will try to ensure that the plan is carried out.”