Baseball in Seoul
The practical details of where to see local and national baseball teams play...
Where can I watch baseball in Seoul?
There are three professional baseball teams in Seoul. LG Twins and Doosan Bears both share the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in south-east Seoul. The stadium is served by Sports Complex Station which is on subway lines two and nine. See transport information on the Doosan Bears website. The other baseball team in Seoul is Nexen Heroes. Nexen Heroes use the Mokdong Baseball Stadium in the west of Seoul. The nearest subway station to Mokdong Baseball stadium is Omokyo Station on subway line five. There is also a new domed baseball stadium currently under construction in Gocheok in the south-west of Seoul, Gu-il Station on subway line one will serve this stadium.
How can I watch baseball in the cities surrounding Seoul?
There are professional baseball teams in Suwon and Incheon. KT Wiz play at the KT Wiz Park (Suwon Baseball Stadium) in Suwon. There is no nearby subway station but buses 3000 (Suwon station to Gangnam Station) and 7770 (Suwon station to Sadang Station) both pass by the stadium. SK Wyverns play at the Munhak Baseball Stadium in Incheon. The stadium is served by Munhak Stadium Station on Incheon subway line one.
When can I watch baseball in Seoul?
The regular season runs from March to September with play-offs following the regular season. As Doosan Bears and LG Twins share a stadium, there are baseball matches on almost every day of the week in Jamsil during the season. LG Twins’ schedule is online (Korean) and Doosan Bears’ schedule can be found on their website. Nexen Heroes’ schedule can also be found on their site (Korean). Alternatively, schedules and results for all of the KBO League’s baseball teams can be found on the KBO’s official website.
How much does it cost to watch baseball in Korea and how can I purchase match tickets?
Prices vary depending on which part of the stadium you choose to sit in. As baseball is very popular in Korea, many games sell out and it can be difficult to purchase tickets on the day on some occasions. Tickets can be purchased online from:
How is the Korean Baseball league structured?
There are ten teams in the KBO league, each playing 144 games per season. Playoffs occur at the end of the regular season with the fourth and fifth best placed teams playing each other, the winner of that match plays the third placed team and so on. In July there is a KBO All-Star match.
Can I eat or drink inside the stadium?
There are many fast food restaurants outside Jamsil Baseball stadium and several food stalls and convenience stores inside the stadium. Spectators are allowed to bring their own food into the stadium and many local pizza and fast food restaurants will deliver food to the baseball stadium if requested.
How can I play baseball in Seoul?
The Seoul Baseball League is an amateur league for foreigners living in and around Seoul. The league’s games are currently being played at a baseball field at Gwacheon Government Complex Station on subway line four. The league runs from March to June/July with players being drafted to a team before the season begins. Players joining mid-season may be put on a waiting list before being allowed to join a team. Details of the league can be found on the official website or on the league’s Facebook page.