KBO Futures League

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KBO Futures League
Sport Baseball
Founded 1990[Note 1]
No. of teams 14
Country Korea
Venue(s) 14
Founder Korea Baseball Organization (KBO)
Official website http://www.koreabaseball.com

KBO Futures League (HangulKBO 퓨처스리그) is South Korea's second level of baseball, below that of the KBO League. It serves as a farm league with the purpose is to developing professional players on demand to play in the KBO League. The league consists of three divisions called "Leagues": "Blue League" and "Red League" and "Yellow League". Each color represents the three colors on the KBO's logo. Each league has four teams. These leagues are governed by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO).[1]

Current teams

Yellow League

Team City Stadium
Sangmu Mungyeong Sangmu Baseball Stadium
Kia Tigers Hampyeong Hampyeong Baseball Stadium
Samsung Lions Gyeongsan Gyeongsan Ball Park
Lotte Giants Gimhae Sangdong Baseball Stadium

Red League

Team City Stadium
Hwaseong Heroes[Note 2] Hwaseong Hwaseong Heroes Baseball Park
Goyang Dinos[Note 3] Goyang Goyang South Korea national baseball team Training Stadium
SK Wyverns Incheon Songdo LNG Baseball Stadium
Hanwha Eagles Seosan Seosan Baseball Stadium

Blue League

Team City Stadium
Doosan Bears Icheon Bears Field
LG Twins Guri LG Champions Park
Police Goyang Byeokje Baseball Stadium

Non-regular team

Team City Stadium
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks[Note 4] N/A N/A

Former teams

Team Years
Ssangbangwool Raiders[Note 5] 1991[Note 6]-1999
Hyundai Unicorns[Note 7] 1990~2007

See also

Notes

  1. The KBO was founded in 1982, but its second tier league was founded in 1990. The name "Futures League" has been used since 2008.
  2. Its first level squad is Nexen Heroes.
  3. Its first level squad is NC Dinos
  4. The third level squad of the Japanese Baseball Club.
  5. Korean: 쌍방울 레이더스.
  6. Its first level squad had existed since 1990.
  7. Including Pacific Dolphins (태평양 돌핀스).

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