A guarantee check is coming ahead of reaching 2 million paid spectators for the first time in K League 1 history.
▲ In the 32nd round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’, which will be held on the Chuseok holiday just around the corner, the first time in K
League 1 history to reach 2 million paid spectators is expected to reach 2 million paid spectators for the first time in K League 1 history. A total of 1,952,852 people visited the stadium through the 31st round of K League 1 this season. Therefore, if more than 47,148 spectators attend the 6 games held in the 32nd round, the cumulative attendance will exceed 2 million. Considering that the average audience per K League 1 game this season is 10,499, this is a figure that is fully achievable.
If the number of spectators exceeds 2 million this time, it will be 10 years since the 2013 season. What makes this season’s record especially special is that it is the first to reach 2 million spectators since the 2018 season, which was converted to a full paid audience tally. 메이저사이트 The previous largest paid audience was 1,827,061 in the 2019 season.
Meanwhile, in the 32nd round, exciting games are prepared, including the East Coast derby between Pohang and Ulsan, the biggest rivalry in the K League, as well as a fierce competition to advance to Final A and a race to escape the relegation zone.
▲ There are 4 Final A tickets remaining…the competition continues!
With only two games remaining in the K League 1 regular round, only two teams have confirmed their advancement to Final A: first place Ulsan and second place Pohang. Now, a total of six teams, from 3rd place Gwangju to 8th place Daejeon, will engage in a fierce battle with 4 spots left in Final A.
The most advantageous team is Gwangju in 3rd place. If Gwangju wins against Jeju in the 32nd round, it will secure Final A on its own regardless of the results of other teams. Gwangju’s 10-game undefeated streak (5 wins, 5 draws) was halted in the previous 31st round, but it is certain that they are a team that boasts the most improved performance in the recent K League 1. However, as Gwangju showed a weak record against Jeju this season with 1 draw and 1 loss, they cannot relax until the end.
Seoul, ranked 4th, must win both remaining games to secure Final A on its own. Seoul meets Suwon FC in the 32nd round and Jeonbuk in the 33rd round. Seoul showed a strong performance this season with two wins against Suwon FC, but performed poorly against Jeonbuk, going 19 consecutive games without a win (5 draws, 14 losses). However, Seoul is currently recording the most goals (54 goals) among Final A competing teams, so it has an advantage in scoring multiple goals in the event of a tie, and its recent trend is good, with 2 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss in 4 games since Kim Jin-gyu took office as acting manager. In particular, if Seoul catches Suwon FC and Incheon loses to Suwon in the 32nd round, Seoul will advance to Final A regardless of the remaining games.
5th place Jeonbuk meets 6th place Daegu and 4th place Seoul in the remaining two games. Among the six teams aiming to advance to Final A, Jeonbuk is the only one that will play all of its remaining games against rival teams. Therefore, Jeonbuk’s remaining two games are so-called ‘six-point’ games where a win will be decisive and a loss will be fatal.
Additionally, Jeonbuk is the only team in K League 1 that has never been downgraded to Final B, and they hope to maintain their pride this season as well.
Daegu, ranked 6th, is also expected to have a clear outline of advancing to Final A depending on the results of the 32nd round match against Jeonbuk. If they lose to Jeonbuk, they must defeat Suwon FC in the 33rd round to gain 48 points and then watch the results of other teams. Daegu is currently at a disadvantage in scoring the lowest number of goals (33 goals) among Final A competing teams, but is on a good track with an undefeated streak in the last 5 games (3 wins, 2 draws) and 4 consecutive games without conceding a goal.
Incheon, ranked 7th, will face bottom-ranked Suwon in the 32nd round and top-ranked Ulsan in the 33rd round. Neither team is a Final A contender, but with Suwon needing to avoid relegation and Ulsan aiming for the championship, it will be a tough game. Incheon is determined to show off its potential at the last minute and capture Final A, which is just around the corner, as the point difference with 6th place Daegu is only 1 point.
Lastly, 8th place Daejeon has a 4 point gap with 6th place Daegu as of the 32nd round. Therefore, we need to secure 4 points with at least 1 win and 1 draw and look at the results of other teams. Daejeon must give their all in this game as Final B is confirmed if they lose against Gangwon in the 32nd round.
Meanwhile, the only case in K League 1 where the 8th place team advanced to Final A with two regular round games remaining was Jeju in the 2015 season. Additionally, if Daejeon succeeds in advancing to Final A this season, they will make history as the first Daejeon club in history.