The Korea Football Association (KFA) has announced the winners of the Full Stadium Award, Plus Stadium Award, Fan Friendly Club Award, and Green Stadium Award for the 14th through 26th rounds of the 텍사스홀덤 K League One 2 (K1-2), based on their attendance and marketing performance.
This season, the K League 1 has been on a roll, attracting 10,453 paying fans per game as of the end of the 29th round. FC Seoul won the Full Stadium Award, which recognizes the club that attracted the most spectators. The club drew an average of 17,011 paying fans in seven home matches between Rounds 14 and 26, the most of any of the 12 K League 1 clubs.
The ‘Plus Stadium’ award, which recognizes the club with the largest year-on-year increase in attendance, went to Jeonbuk Hyundai. They drew 14,799 paying fans to Jeonju World Cup Stadium, an increase of 4,812 from the first round.
The Fan Friendly Club award was won by Daejeon Hana Citizen, which received a total score of 94.6 points. During the period, Daejeon conducted fan-friendly activities such as ▲ star marketing by inviting Ive Ahn Yoo-jin and actor Lee Do-hyun, ▲ holding brand days to unite with the local community such as ‘Buyeo-gun Day’ and ‘Princess Day‘, and ▲ local activities to expand the base of soccer among various groups.
For the second Green Stadium Award, the winners were determined by combining the evaluation of the match supervisor (70%) and the evaluation of the players (30%). As a result, Ulsan Munsoo Football Stadium, the home of Ulsan Hyundai, received the highest score. The systematic operation and excellent management of Ulsan Facilities Management Corporation created an optimal ground environment.
The second round of K League 2 results saw Gyeongnam FC take home both the Full and Plus Stadium awards. In six home matches between Rounds 14 and 26, the club drew 3,283 paying fans, an increase of 1,168 from Round 1. This was the largest increase and highest attendance among the 13 clubs in K League 2.
The winner of the Fan Friendly Club award was Seongnam FC. It took first place with a combined score of 87.8 points. The club launched a new ‘membership service’ to strengthen its loyal fans, and held themed home games such as the ‘Beer Festival for the Month of July’ and ‘Workers’ Day’.
The second Green Stadium Award went to Mokdong Sports Complex, which is the home stadium of Seoul Eland. Currently, the stadium is maintaining the best grass condition based on the systematic operation and excellent management of the Seoul Sports Facilities Management Office.