Sunday, December 25, 2011

Femal Fans over Korean Baseball

It is funny to hear but the truth, arguments between couples bound over T.V remote control, gaining intensity on weekends, as baseball lovers husbands want to watch the game while wives would prefer anything but not the game.

Although, this season many couples have been seen heading off for weekend baseball outings together without any arguments.According to the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) Sunday, nearly 40 percent of the spectators at last season’s baseball games were female.

The results unexpectedly showed 39.2 percent of the respondents were female.

This year saw 6,809,965 fans through the turnstiles, the highest number in Korean baseball’s 30-year history, and the KBO believes the attendance of women is considerable.

On the whole, those aged between 20s and 40s were the dominant spectators, consisting of 82.2 percent of the total.

There were certain differences in why fans supported a specific club. Of those in their 30s to 50s, 60 percent showed a strong attachment to the team based in their hometown. About 30 percent of females in their teens to 20s chose a team because of a certain player or manager.

The growing fan base however is demanding improvements in facilities from the KBO and individual clubs, with more than half of the respondents rating current conditions as unsatisfactory.

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