Gangwon’s ‘laying grass’, Gwangju ‘blocking variable seats’… K-League under emergency facility maintenance
Chuncheon Songam Sports Town, the home stadium of the professional football club Gangwon FC, which earned the stigma of ‘paddy field grass’, eventually went into major construction.
It is unusual to overturn the turf of the home stadium during the season, but it is judged that the turf, which has a great impact on the performance of the game, can no longer be seen in a situation where the home stadium is even being deprived of the right to play.
Gangwon FC CEO Kim Byung-ji announced that the grass repair work at Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon began in earnest today (22nd).
CEO Kim said that the grass supplementation work will be carried out by Wednesday of this week, and that the grass flattening and soil covering work will be completed by Thursday.
If the grass is properly established on the ground as planned, Chuncheon’s home game against Daejeon, scheduled for the 7th of next month, is expected to be played on the even grass without any major problems.
You can’t blame everything on the grass, but Gangwon have picked up just four points from their five home matches in Chuncheon this season.
Gangwon FC fell into the relegation zone while failing to take full advantage of their home game advantage.
It is a pity for the players that they can play only two games on the grass of Chuncheon, which will be newly renovated, but this Chuncheon’s paddy field grass incident has shown ‘how much the grass has a great effect on performance’, as well as officials from 25 K-League clubs. showed them properly.
Gwangju FC, where controversy over the safety of variable seats arose, also decided to reinforce the variable seats to keep the spectators from shaking through an emergency meeting with Gwangju Metropolitan City and the Gwangju Sports Association on the 19th.
Gwangju FC plans to finish the work of reinforcing the variable seat by June 7th before Suwon. If the construction is not completed, the Gwangju club plans to guide away fans to ‘regular seats’ (E seats) rather than variable seats in the two home games against Pohang and Suwon.
The Gwangju club has revealed that there was no abnormality in the safety diagnosis conducted before the season, but eventually bowed its head to continued problems raised by fans and experts.
Gwangju University Department of Architecture professor Song Chang-young said in a phone call with KBS that the current Gwangju variable seats pose the risk of a major accident.
Professor Song said, “Even if there is no problem with stability, I think there is a very serious problem with usability” in the case of Gwangju variable seats. “When fans cheer and run, a resonance phenomenon occurs. When overlapping, it can cause a very big problem.” He warned, “In the past, the Tacoma Bridge in the US was also collapsed by this phenomenon. Therefore, it seems that a closer examination is needed.”
Although it is early in the season, the K-League in the 2023 season boasts a hot box office opening with an average of 10,000 spectators. 메이저사이트
Although spring winds are blowing again in professional football, the cracked stadium facilities and outdated safety consciousness that still remain 20 to 30 years ago are pouring cold water on the hot box office fever.
As much as ‘reinforcing players’ before the season, there is a high voice of ‘reinforcement of facilities’ to improve the quality of football and ‘reinforcement of safety’ so that fans can watch football with peace of mind.
In particular, it is pointed out that this same problem will be repeated again in the reality that the club still has no right to manage, repair, and operate the home stadium on its own.