Ulsan Hyundai’s new challenge on a hot summer night was a huge success. In front of 30,000 fans, the team showed the full power of the K League 1 leaders.토토사이트
Ulsan Hyundai won 1-0 against Jeonbuk Hyundai in the 27th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Munsugui Stadium in Ulsan, South Korea.
With the win, Ulsan extended its lead at the top of the standings with 19 wins, three draws and three losses to 60 points.
It was the 111th Hyundai derby victory for Ulsan, bringing their record to 41 wins, 29 draws, and 41 losses in 111 games.
In particular, 3,756 fans filled the Munsuguk Stadium. It was the largest home crowd this season.
In addition, the number of uniformed fans at Munsuguro was 9814 (31.6%). The mint-colored jerseys, which were released in the summer and symbolize Ulsan’s blue color, were seen everywhere.
Last season, Ulsan drew 745,130 fans at home, but this season has seen a significant increase. Thanks to the K League 1 title and the efforts of the Ulsan front office, the team has averaged 16461 fans per game this season. On this day, the average attendance increased again with over 30,000 fans in attendance.
Hyundai’s interest in the derby has already been demonstrated this season. In February, Ulsan hosted Jeonbuk for the opening match, attracting 280,393 fans. It was the highest attendance of the season.
Interest was also high ahead of the match. Despite the sweltering weather, the first and second tiers of the stadium filled up quickly after ticket sales began. More than 24,000 seats were already sold. And 30,000 spectators came to the stadium.
Ulsan, in particular, made a big effort. The mint-colored jerseys worn by the Ulsan players on that day were not made on a whim. They had already ordered the uniforms in advance, with thorough preparation from the season opener.
“We wanted to create a new experience for our fans while preparing for this season, so we prepared special uniforms and launched the mint-colored jerseys as planned,” said an Ulsan official. “The jerseys were sold out before the Hyundai derby. We are very grateful that so many people came to the stadium wearing them.”
Ordering jerseys in advance is not an easy task for a K League club. It’s hard to predict the number of sales, and even basic orders can’t be fulfilled unless they’re made on a large scale, so the team prepared fiercely. However, Ulsan had already accumulated data by releasing the number of spectators wearing the uniforms in recent years and created the mint-colored uniforms as a result.
They also prepared to beat the hot weather. They prepared water bombs in the stadium, similar to the water night events that have recently become popular among young people. The team prepared for the home fans to cheer hard in the hot weather.
We made sure that there were no dangerous situations. We worked closely with the supporters to prepare, and the fans had a great time on the soccer field on a summer night without any problems.
Hong Myung-bo and Uhm Won-sang were grateful for the fans’ great support. “I think Ulsan has the best fans,” he said of the 30,000 fans after the match. “I’ve been a player and coach in many countries and leagues, but there are no better fans than the Ulsan fans.
Uhm Won-sang, who scored the winning goal, said, “I didn’t want to show my opponent that I wasn’t in perfect shape. I practiced a lot while preparing for the game, and Lee Chung-yong put it in really well. I didn’t see it go in. I knew it was a goal when the crowd cheered. I’m very grateful,” he explained.