Updated at 2022-04-28
The Lotte Giants are one of the KBO League’s founding teams. The team was established in 1982. Its ballpark is Busan Sajik Baseball Stadium. The Lotte Giants are famous for their singing and dancing “support culture,” and the melodies of its fight songs are extremely catchy. Another unique feature of the team is that fans wear orange plastic bags on their heads to rally the team. The Lotte Giants are one of the KBO League teams with the most interaction with Taiwan. They often hold their spring training in Taiwan, and also organize games with Chinese Professional Baseball League teams. Taiwan has a good climate and is geographically close to South Korea. As exchanges continue and deepen, Taiwan may be able to construct a “spring training economy” like Okinawa.
Area: 769.89 km2
Population: 3,396,109 339 (as of December 2021)
Main industries: Busan is a typical industry/business city with the service industry, manufacturing industry, construction industry, forestry industry, and other industries accounting for 69.4%, 18.1%, 8.9%, 1%, and 2.6%, respectively, of the city’s industrial makeup.
Features: Busan was Korea’s first international trade port. Second in size to Seoul, Busan is the largest port city in the country. In addition to serving as a gateway to Japan and countries in Western Europe, Busan’s airport also operates regular flights to and from Russia and China, making it a strategic position. Busan is the economic center of south-east Korea. It is also a world-renowned logistics and convention center. The annual Busan International Film Festival is a film event famous throughout all of Asia.