Record attendance at opening day of South Korean league season

The opening day of the new South Korean football league has attracted a record-breaking number of audience, according to football officials.

A staggering 98,353 fans have visited football stadiums across the country to watch the opening round matches of the top-flight K League Classic, officials told reporters.

This surpasses the league’s previous opening round attendance record set in 2015 when 83,817 showed up at football stadiums.

The match between FC Seoul and Suwon Samsung Bluewings had the best attendance for a K-League Classic season opener. 34,376 fans were in presence at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul. Previously, the record was set in 2016 in an opening match between Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and FC Seoul, where 32,695 people showed up at the stadium.