There is hope. It is positive that both Busan and Lotte showed their potential this season. Busan did not perform well enough to rank 10th in the K-League 2 last season. Although the team was sluggish in the 2022 season, it rebounded under coach Park Jin-seop to rank second in the K-League 2 this season.
The same holds true for Lotte. Having already started preparations for next season, Lotte is striving to become a strong team. The Doosan Bears appointed Kim Tae-hyung, a “winning contractor,” who advanced to the Korean Series for the seventh consecutive year. The main second baseman An Chi-hong moved to the Hanwha Eagles but ended up with Jeon Jun-woo, a franchise star who became an FA. 스포츠토토
Of course, Busan’s goal for next season is to promote directly to the K-League 1 by winning the K-League 2. In the case of Lotte, it is more realistic to win a postseason ticket rather than the Korean Series. If both teams achieve this goal, chances are high that Busan fans will race to the stadium to send enthusiastic cheers.
Both teams have strong fan bases, although they have not performed as well as expected. Both Busan and Lotte have strong fan bases. Busan had more than 100,000 spectators entering for the second consecutive year in the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Lotte boasts immense popularity, with a total of 891,745 spectators entering the 2023 season. Attention is focusing on whether both teams will be able to show better performance next year than this year.