The nation’s top baseball league said on Tuesday it will formally demand the home city of an expansion ball club to choose a more viable site to build a new stadium, citing lack of transparency in the original selection.
The Korea Baseball Organization urged the city of Changwon in South Gyeongsang Province to choose a new location for a new ballpark for the NC Dinos. The league and the city have long been at odds over Changwon’s controversial choice made earlier.
The Dinos joined the KBO this year as the league’s ninth and newest team. They’re currently playing at a renovated Masan Stadium, which can seat up to 20,000 fans. Under an agreement with the KBO, reached when the Dinos were approved as an expansion club, Changwon must complete a new stadium with at least 25,000 seats by 2016.
In January, Changwon, about 400 kilometers southeast of Seoul, announced that the stadium will be built on the plot previously occupied by the Army College.