Busan Transportation Corporation Football Club vs Gyeongju Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company Limited Football Club
Saturday 9th March, 3pm
Entrance, as always, is free.
The Transport are back! The BTC’s 2013 National League season will kick off with a home game against Gyeongju Nukes. The Nukes, who have just relocated from Daejeon this year, finished their 2012 campaign in last place with only three victories to their name. The Transport finished 1pt outside of the playoffs in 7th place, so will be looking to hit the ground running against the perennial bottom-feeders. A larger than usual crowd will be expected at the Gudeok for this season opening game!
*** New folks ***
Welcome! Busan Transport are a semi-professional team who play in the National League, the third tier of Korean football. They play smart football and have a never-say-die attitude which often results in some great entertainment. Entrance for all of their games are FREE, and you are welcome to bring in as much food and alcohol as you can carry. The club have made our expat following very welcome, appointing one of our crew as ‘Club Ambassador’ with his own cardboard cut-out, as well as lifts home on the team bus from away games, and even dinner with the team on the way! For the 2013 season the club asked our foreign supporters group to select the away kit, and our vote was answered with an AC Milan style red and black vertical striped shirt.
We have a core of regulars who like to make some noise with the aid of megaphones, vuvuzelas and drums, not to mention the special assistance from the drunk businessmen with their boxes full of soju!
The BTC play at the Gudeok Stadium, one of the venues for the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, and it is the founding stadium of football in Busan. With a beautiful backdrop of the Gyeongnam mountains to the east, it is the perfect setting to watch football in the city.
Directions to stadium are as follows:
Take Line 1 to Dongdaesin (stop 108). Come out of Exit 2, follow the direction of the staircase and walk up the street for about 5 min. ‘You can’t miss it’.
Here is a map to clarify:
Please note: There is no food or drink available to purchase inside the stadium, however, there are plenty of options on the walk between the subway and the stadium.
Also, if you fall in love at first sight of the BTC, we have a Facebook group: