A serious problem arose ahead of the confrontation between Gangwon FC and Jeju United, which is attracting attention with the ‘Orange Derby’. Gangwon’s home stadium, Chuncheon Songam Sports Town, is in serious condition.
Gangwon and Jeju will face off in the 6th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 at Chuncheon Songam Sports Town at 7 pm on the 9th. The two undefeated teams so far this season need one win, and even a battle of pride is at stake to the extent that it is called the ‘Orange Derby’ because the home uniform color is the same.
A problem arose prior to the match. Gangwon said on the official channel on the 8th, “The grass condition of the main stadium of Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon is not good due to recent management problems. Despite the support and encouragement of Gangwon FC fans, we express our apologies for the inconvenience caused to the viewing.”
In the photos released by Gangwon’s official SNS and local media ‘Gangwon Ilbo’, the condition of the grass in Songam Sports Town is very serious.
In particular, the color of the grass in the center of the ground and the touch line turned yellow. In particular, the center of the ground was discolored and damaged about 100m between the goalposts.
Of course, aesthetically it deserves to be frowned upon. More serious than that is the fear of injury to the players. Playing on damaged turf increases the chance of injury. Even the home team Gangwon players can’t take advantage of the home advantage. Jeju, which has recently been injured one after another, has no choice but to play more cautiously.
Fans will soon be affected as well.바카라 Thousands of fans who have spent their time and money to see the players’ injuries and poor performance are obvious.
Gangwon promised to restore the ground condition as soon as possible, saying, “We are doing our best to cooperate with related organizations so that we can play a good match against Jeju at home.”
Fortunately, the color of the grass was discolored, but it was said that he was not dead. Chuncheon City Corporation, which manages the stadium, is known to be working hard to save the grass as much as possible by introducing nutrients and insulating covers. However, it is still questionable whether the game can be played properly in the absence of time until the start of the game.