I went to my first game in June with my friend Cara. It was 4 o'clock, we were already in Seoul and decided to take the subway over to Jamsil Sports Complex to see if there was a game since all games are played in the evenings. We were able to get tickets for the 5:30 game, and we were asked which seats we wanted: the $10, $12, or $15. We decided to splurge and go for the $15 seats between third base and home plate, about 12 rows from the field. Not bad for the "pricy" tickets. The stadium is divided into two sections: home team section and visiting section; so when you buy tickets, you choose which side you want to sit on. We decided just to sit with the home team which was the LG Twins. The visitors were the SK Wyverns. All teams are owned by a major Korean corporation.
View of the field
Family at the game...obviously I didn't get the memo about keeping our eyes open.
My new jersey supporting Che Dae Seong, pitcher
The ballpark food isn't exactly what you would be able to find at Busch Stadium, but there is still quite the selection: Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut, Smoothie King, etc. Concession prices weren't overly inflated either which is always a plus. Many people decide to skip the ballpark food altogether and order delivery to the stadium. Fried chicken delivery is always the most popular choice for Koreans, and you can bring your own food into the stadium no problem. My brother happened to be a huge fan of the $3 Budweiser tallboys. Yep, you heard that right...$3.
If you go to a Korean baseball game, don't get upset when you don't heard the familiar "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" chant. Instead, Koreans have their own chants which are led by cheerleaders. Many of the chants are in tune to popular English songs; my personal favorite chant being the one to the tune of Disney's "It's a Small World".
Hope you thought this post was a Grand Slam...sorry that wasn't as funny as I had hoped. Until next time...