Jeju, Fan Meeting – Open Training, Hot Weather

Jeju created an opportunity for the team and fans to unite as one through fan meetings and open training ahead of the season’s opening.

Jeju held a fan meeting and open training at the Jeju World Cup Stadium on the 24th. Jeju, which is preheating its new success under coach Kim Hak-beom’s system this year, communicated with fans about the direction of the club’s operation through fan meetings and open training, and even made pleasant memories. Even in bad weather with rain and strong winds, fans’ support was hot, and Jeju tried harder to repay the expectations by expanding from 100 participants to 150 on a first-come, first-served basis.

The first fan meeting began with a greeting from CEO Koo Chang-yong. “We have put in a lot of effort and preparation for the 2024 season. We wanted to discuss with our fans the club’s policies and visions. We have created an opportunity to listen to the voices of our fans, communicate with them, and share a consensus so that we can find intersection as much as possible even if we cannot satisfy all of them,” Koo said. “We will continue to strive to become a great and proud club.”

Kim Hyun-hee then explained the team’s goals and the composition of the team for the 2024 season. Kim Hyun-hee said, “It is important to impress fans with many wins at home. In the past two years, there have been only five home wins every season. We will increase the home winning rate. We have invited Kim Hak-beom after many considerations, and he is preparing well in line with the team’s policy. This year, we will make Jeju World Cup Stadium the tomb of the away team,” he said, introducing the newly recruited players one by one, drawing cheers and applause from fans.

Lee Dong-nam, head of Fan & Biz UNIT, explained four major entry policy changes this season, including the expansion of MD products, improvement of store facilities, improvement of store facilities, third uniforms (ESG activities), shuttle bus operation, food (F&B), parking, photoism operation (player frame sticker photo), away bus operation, and regional close-up events.

They also exchanged questions and answers with fans. They shared various concerns such as team formation, designated seat system operation, ticket reservation, membership operation, stadium trash, unauthorized access and cheering culture, and sought solutions together.

After the fan meeting, the open training session was held for 1 hour and 20 minutes at the Jeju World Cup Stadium. Fans moved to the stands and cheered enthusiastically, and Kim Hak-beom, who gained morale, was able to strengthen his will to play. After the training, the team took pictures with fans on the ground and signed autographs, creating unforgettable memories. Although the weather was cold, the heat of the team and the fans felt warm.

Kim Hak-beom, who will face Gangwon in the opening match of the 2024 K-League 1 at 4:30 p.m. on Mar. 2 at Chuncheon Songam Sports Town, said, “I feel really good to meet my fans in person before the season opens. Thanks to you, I think I will be able to announce a good start in the opening match. My biggest goal is to play a game that my home fans can enjoy. I need more wins at home. I want to continue to bring joy to my fans with wins.”

Lim Chae-min, who was appointed as the captain this season, said, “I’m really sorry that I didn’t achieve the performance that fans wanted last season. It’s different this season. I want to show you on the field rather than any words of determination right now. Not only me but the players have a different mindset. Coach Kim Hak-beom also clearly informed us of the direction, so if you come to the stadium well, we’ll repay you for that.” 스포츠토토