2023 was a gloomy year for professional sports fans from Busan. For starters, the Lotte Giants, one of the most popular teams in the KBO League, failed to advance to the postseason again. Lotte ranked seventh with 68 wins and 76 losses with a winning percentage of 0.472.
Busan I’Park, another professional sports club based in Busan, seemed to be relieving Lotte’s disappointment. Busan won 2-1 in the first round of the promotion playoff against Suwon FC held at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Six of the seven teams that won the first round in the history of the promotion playoff were the final winners. The probability of victory was whopping 85.7 percent. 스포츠토토
Busan had an advantage, but they failed to overcome the last hurdle. In the second playoff game against Suwon held at Suwon Stadium on Sunday, Busan lost to Suwon 2-5 after a neck-and-neck race. Suwon has confirmed its K-League 1 status with a combined score of 4-6 in the first and second matches. Busan will have a season in the second division next year as well.