Goyang Carrot, a professional basketball player suffering from financial difficulties, is pushing for a plan to move to Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do, but companies in Pohang are expressing their disapproval.
According to Pohang City and others on the 20th, Goyang Carrot officials met with Pohang City officials earlier this month to discuss plans to relocate.
Pohang City is known to have shown a positive will to attract a basketball team.
However, there is no company that can actually bear the operating funds of the basketball team so far.
It is said that each affiliate of the POSCO Group, a company representing Pohang, already runs sports teams such as soccer, rugby, and gymnastics teams, so they cannot afford to run basketball teams.
Some companies with business sites in Pohang also expressed their opinion that it was difficult to consult with doctors in Pohang.
One company official said, “The city contacted us, but they said it was difficult.” Another company official said, “We also got a call, but they said, ‘It’s difficult to run a basketball team’.” 메이저사이트
As companies show disapproval, the relocation plan to Pohang, which is related to Carrot, is in fact submerged under the surface.
Carrot is a team that jumped into professional basketball by taking over the Goyang Orion professional basketball team after the 2021-2022 season.
Day One Sports, an operating corporation without a parent company, took over, but it was uneasy from the start, with KBL membership being put on hold at an extraordinary general meeting in June of last year.
After twists and turns, Day One Sports’ KBL subscription was approved and Carrot Insurance was hired as a naming sponsor, but Carrot failed to meet the deadline for paying 500 million won for the first subscription fee, which was scheduled for early October last year.
After that, Carrot struggled with money problems throughout the season, with team salaries still behind. An official from Pohang City said, “Compared to other sports such as soccer and volleyball, the cost of running a basketball team is low, but it seems to have a publicity effect, but all companies showed disapproval.”