Baseball comes first in Busan because its people are unusually big fans of the sport. The Sajik Baseball Stadium—home of the Lotte giants, the most popular baseball club—features a unique cheering culture embodying their one-of-a-kind love for baseball.
Until the early 2010s, waves of well-known cheering gears, such as newspaper and plastic bags, swept over Sajik Baseball Stadium’s stands. The multitude of Lotte Giants fans shouts the chant “Ma” whenever opposing pitchers make a diversion and use different cheers for each player in addition to cheerleaders’ performances and various events between every inning. The Sajik Baseball Stadium is where you can feel Busan’s burning passion, even if you don’t know anything about baseball. It is only in this stadium that you can experience the lighting show where everyone sings famous old songs together as the lighting towers turn off right after the 5th inning.
For a unique atmosphere, you should be seated in the infield (third base), section C behind home plate, or the outfield. You can feel the stadium’s relaxation and romance, different from the cheering section on the first-base side. There is also an unusual pleasure in watching a small group of away fans cheering. Note that the Sajik Baseball Stadium provides various ticket discounts, so check them out on the Lotte Giants website.
The fervor was said to be too intense, but eyebrow-raising moments have almost gone. Now, the Sajik Baseball Stadium has been completely recognized as a leisure space for families, lovers, and friends to visit together. Waiting to meet the players up close is also an exhilarating experience. Above all, however, you can feel the Busan people’s love for baseball when you watch them cheer for players as if they were popular entertainers.
When it comes to the baseball park, you can’t miss food. Many people buy food at the large shop across the Sajik Baseball Stadium. However, 300 m from the main gate of the baseball park, you can find Gukmin Market with different restaurants selling various dishes such as spicy rice cakes, fish cake, fritters, pig’s trotter, chicken, and glazed fried chicken bites. If you are pressed for time, you can also buy food from the stadium’s snack bars. Although they used to be notorious for overpricing, there’s no need to worry because the food is affordable.
Please come to the Sajik Baseball Stadium, a small Busan, and witness and experience Busan’s enthusiasm, energy, leisure, and romance.