Hankook Ilbo, the sister newspaper of The Korea Times, is partnering with the Korea Baseball Softball Association (KBSA) to host the 46th Grand Phoenix Baseball Championship that starts on Aug. 15 at Mokdong Baseball Stadium in Seoul.
|Park Chan-ho as a high school player for Gongju High School during the Grand Phoenix Baseball Championship in 1991 / Korea Times file|
The opening game on Aug. 15 will feature a contest between Jinyoung High School and Gaesung High School, and a series of games will follow.
This year the Hankook Ilbo is taking steps to incorporate fun elements so fans can enjoy the opening day. Diverse activities, including a photo session with the 2018 Miss Korea and cheering led by LG Twins' cheerleading squad, will take place at the stadium.
Attendees will be eligible for a 55-inch television and running shoes, among other prizes, with winners selected via a lucky draw after the fifth round. A lucky draw will also be held at other games.
In addition, the Hankook Ilbo's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/hankookilboevent) will host promotional events to offer gifts to baseball fans.
When: From Aug. 15 to 31 (17 days)
Where: Mokdong Baseball Stadium and Sinwol Baseball Stadium in Seoul