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K-League 2 Gimpo can Challenge for Promotion

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K-League 2 Gimpo can challenge for promotion under the premise of ‘10,000 more seats’



Professional Federation “Gimpo City, expansion construction by April next year”

Gimpo FC of the professional soccer K-League 2 (second division) can now challenge for promotion under the premise of expanding the number of spectators. 카지노사이트

The Korea Professional Football League held the 7th Board of Directors meeting in 2023 at the Football Center in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 25th and decided to recognize Gimpo's qualification for the promotion playoff (PO).

Gimpo, which has been competing in the K-League since the 2022 season, has a stadium with a capacity of 5,040 spectators at its home stadium, Gimpo Salter Soccer Stadium.

As the minimum number of spectators for a K League 1 game was less than 10,000 seats, promotion was impossible.

Gimpo is currently in 3rd place in K-League 2 with 59 points, following Busan I'Park (66 points) and Gimcheon Sangmu (64 points), and is challenging promotion.

As the club's chances of being promoted increased, Gimpo City decided to expand Salter Soccer Stadium to a capacity of more than 10,000 seats by April next year.

The Professional Federation explained, “After reviewing the plan to expand the stands submitted by Gimpo City, we decided that advancement to and promotion to the lower-tier PO is possible on the condition that the expansion work is carried out by April next year to meet the spectator seating requirements for the K League 1 stadium.”

Accordingly, if Gimpo succeeds in promotion, it is expected that they will only play away games until April of next season.

At the board meeting, the PO guidelines for promotion and descent were also confirmed.

Like last year, Hana One Q K League Promotion PO 2023 will be held as a match between the 11th place in K League 1 and the 2nd place in K League 2

And a match between the 10th place in K League 1 and the winner of the K League 2 PO.

The first match of both games will be held in the K League on December 6.

The second match will be played home and away at the K League 1 team's home stadium on December 9.

The kick-off time will be confirmed later.

The board of directors also decided to increase the minimum annual salary of K-League players from 24 million won to 27 million won starting next year.

This is the first increase in four years since it was raised from 20 million won to 24 million won in 2020.

The Professional Federation explained, “We decided to increase the minimum salary in consideration of the improvement of the welfare of low-income players and the rising price trend.”

The maximum number of K-League 1 players, currently 18, will increase to 20 from next year.

However, League 2 decided to maintain 18 players considering the financial burden.



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