” “I can cheer this season comfortably. I guess.”
On the 22nd, when it rained,메이저놀이터 Jo Jun-beom (39), a basketball fan, visited the training court of the Goyang Sono Skygunners, a professional basketball team on the B1 floor of Goyang Sono Arena (formerly Goyang Gymnasium), looking at the players warming up ahead of the practice game. said. This day marks the first practice match against a professional team since Sono, which acquired Day One, an insolvent club, joined the Korean Basketball League (KBL). As the news spread, fans flocked to the practice range. Mr. Cho also visited this place with his wife and his two young sons. Mr. Cho was delighted, saying, “I heard the news that the team was going to disappear and participated in a truck protest calling for ‘help the players to live a normal life'” and “I am happy to see the players training so brightly.”
It wasn’t just Joe. On this day, more than 100 fans came to the stadium and showed passion reminiscent of the regular season. Among them were fans from Chungju, North Chungcheong Province. Lee Hye-yeon (26) said, “I came all the way here because I wanted to support my school seniors Kim Jin-yu (29) and Han Ho-bin (31).” Kim Ui-in (26), who was sitting next to me, said, “I was anxious that the team would disappear and the players I liked would scatter.”
The expressions of the players were as bright as the fans who visited the stadium. The players, who trained autonomously without even wearing uniforms until a month ago, are now wearing uniforms with blue letters on a white background, exuding the aura of ‘professional basketball players’. Contrary to the gloomy atmosphere I felt last month, I was full of energy. Cho Jae-woo (24), the youngest member of the team, said, “Eating has changed.” Kim Jin-yu also expressed his aspirations, saying, “I am happy to be able to be with not only the coaches but also the coaches again.
As Sono jumped into the basketball court, Goyang Gymnasium was now called Sono Arena. However, scars from the past remained everywhere in Sono Arena. Orion was written on the floor of the practice range, and Goyang Carrot was written at the entrance of the main stadium. Kim Seong-heon, head of the team’s support team, said, “We are slowly getting rid of the scars,” and added, “There is a lot of work to be done before the start.”
Sono, led by coach Kim Seung-gi (51), defeated Korea Gas Corporation 87-84 in a practice game that day. In line with the nickname “Cannon to the Sky (Sky Gunners),” he scored 15 3-pointers and won a thrilling come-from-behind victory. Han Ho-bin predicted the new season’s performance by putting in five 3-pointers, and Kim Ji-hoo and Kim Min-wook also contributed to the team’s victory.
Ha Ye-eun (21), who was delighted with the victory, introduced, “I liked a certain player, but now I’m in love with the team.” did. Jo Seo-yoon (21) and Lee Gyeong-min (23) also said, “I have a friend who likes Sono more than we originally did, but it’s a pity that I couldn’t come with him.” I will come often and cheer for you.”
Manager Kim, who said that fans are more happy than victory, said, “Even though it’s a practice game, you show interest in it, so I feel more responsible.”
On September 11th, Sono leaves for the first field training in Hongcheon, Gangwon. The inauguration ceremony is scheduled for the 20th of next month. Professional basketball in the 2023-2024 season opens on October 21st, and Sono opens the season with a home game against Wonju DB on the 22nd.