BUSAN, South Korea – Busan Metropolitan City, Gijang-gun County and Hyundai Motor Company signed agreement on establishing a ‘Baseball Field of Dreams’ at Dongbaek-ri, Ilgwang-myeon, Gijang-gun. The aim is to promote baseball in Busan City.
Gijang-gun is providing the site for the baseball fields (a 176,515? area of land), and Hyundai Motor Company will build four baseball fields there by 2014, with subsidiary facilities to be completed by 2015, and will then donate the Baseball Field of Dreams to Busan City and enjoy advertising rights at the fields for the next 30 years.
In addition, Busan City and Gijang-gun are planning to build one Little League baseball field and two multi-purpose baseball fields nearby the Baseball Field of Dreams.
Currently, there are about 560 amateur baseball teams in Busan with around 1,500 players. The number of amateur and youth baseball teams has been continuously increasing, so the city has recently been facing a severe shortage of baseball fields.
Source: Busan City News