KBO Futures League

KBO Futures League (Korean: KBO 퓨처스리그) is South Korea's second level of baseball, below 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 two divisions, Southern League and Northern League. Each league has six teams. These leagues are governed by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO).[1]

KBO Futures League
SportBaseball
Founded1990[Note 1]
FounderKorea Baseball Organization (KBO)
No. of teams12
CountryKorea
Venue(s)12
Official websitehttp://www.koreabaseball.com

Current teams

Southern League

Team City Stadium
KT Wiz Iksan Iksan Stadium
Hanwha Eagles Seosan Seosan Baseball Training Center
Sangmu Phoenix Mungyeong Sangmu Baseball Stadium
Kia Tigers Hampyeong Kia Challengers Field
Samsung Lions Gyeongsan Samsung Lions Ballpark
Lotte Giants Gimhae Sangdong Baseball Stadium

Northern League

Team City Stadium
Goyang Heroes Goyang Goyang National Baseball Training Stadium
NC Dinos Changwon Masan Baseball Stadium
SK Wyverns Incheon SK Futures Park
Doosan Bears Icheon Bears Park
LG Twins Icheon LG Champion's Park

Non-regular team

Team City Stadium
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks[Note 2] N/A N/A

Former teams

Team Years
Ssangbangwool Raiders 1991–1999
Hyundai Unicorns 1990–2007
Goyang Wonders 2011–2014
Police 2005–2019

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. The third level squad of the Japanese Baseball Club.

References


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