The jamboree controversy has rocked the K League. The K-Pop concert, the main event of the 2023 Saemangeum World Scouting Jamboree, which was scheduled for June 6, was rescheduled and the venue changed. Jeonbuk Hyundai and Incheon United postponed their semifinal matches in the Korea Football Association (FA Cup). FC Seoul lost its home Seoul World Cup Stadium to a K-pop concert. They weren’t the only ones affected. Other clubs were left with a cold shoulder.
Suwon Samsung was on edge all weekend. Suwon was scheduled to play Jeonbuk on the 12th at Jeonju World Cup Stadium for the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023. However, there was a possibility of a K-pop concert at Jeonbuk’s home stadium on the 11th. There was talk that the Jeonbuk-Suwon match could be rescheduled. It was reportedly considered to postpone the Jeonbuk-Suwon game to the 23rd, and the Jeonbuk-Daejeon Hana Citizen game scheduled for the 25th to the 27th.
Another possibility was also open. Another possibility was to move the Jeonbuk-Suwon game to a neutral venue, such as the “third stadium” instead of the Jeonju World Cup Stadium. Gwangju Football Stadium, the home of Gwangju FC, was mentioned. A Suwon official said, “There was talk that the game could be held in Gwangju. We quickly looked into accommodation, transportation, and training facilities.” The good news is that the two teams were able to play as scheduled. But the chaos was far from over. A Suwon official said, “There are fans who had planned to support Jeonbuk away. They had to cancel their reservations for transportation and accommodation. The fans are probably the most upset.”
Daejeon also had to postpone their game against Jeonbuk. It was even closer. There was talk that the FA Cup quarterfinal between Jeonbuk and Incheon could be held at the neutral site of Daejeon World Cup Stadium. This didn’t materialize, but the Daejeon staff kept a close eye on the situation throughout the weekend. Daejeon could have had to step in and organize the Jeonbuk-Incheon game. Since it was a different team, there were a lot of things that needed to be taken care of, such as ticket sales, crowd admission, and billboard changes.
The same was true for Gwangju. If Jeonbuk-Suwon’s 12th game was to be played in Gwangju, preparations were needed. A Gwangju official explains, “Once the Gwangju Sports Council approves the rental of the Gwangju Football Stadium, the club will be contacted. Because of the urgency of the situation, our staff prepared for any eventuality.”
The jamboree controversy started on the 6th and was not finalized until the 8th. It was a stormy three days. It was a stormy three days because we didn’t know what was going to happen. Some of us weren’t there, so we had to hear about it from the other side. But most importantly, the victims, both direct and hidden, were left with nowhere to vent their frustrations. Soccer officials were reticent, saying, “What can we say?” 안전카지노사이트