which had been in existence since 2001 came to an end after 22 years.
Korea Basketball League
The Korea Basketball League (KBL) held a board meeting at the KBL Center in Gangnam-gu
Seoul on the morning of the 30th and approved the change to the KCC Jeonju Aegis basketball team’s home location.
KBL announced on this day
KCC has recently revealed that Jeonju City has not kept its promise to build a gymnasium for seven years and is considering relocating the citya 온라인섯다 citing neglect and trust issues.
We approve the move of KCC from Jeonju to Busan.”
KCC acquired the Daejeon Hyundai Gullivers professional basketball team in 2001 and moved its headquarters from Daejeon to Jeonju.
Jeonju became the ‘mecca of professional basketball’ led by Lee Sang-min
the most popular star of the time.
Jeonju Indoor Stadium currently used as KCC’s home stadium
has a seating capacity of about 4,000
the smallest among the top 10 home stadiums in the country and the facility is very old as it has been built 50 years ago.
As a result
KCC actively pursued a relocation to Suwon after the 2015-2016 season
but at the time Jeonju City promised to build a new gym in December 2023
so they canceled the relocation to Suwon and chose to remain in Jeonju.
However the rumor of a relocation was reignited recently when Jeonju City requested the KCC basketball team to use the Gunsan Gymnasium instead of the Jeonju Indoor Gymnasium in two years for reasons such as business with Chonbuk National University.
Ultimately KCC’s Jeonju era which had lasted since 2001, came to an end.
As a result, KCC became the second team in history to relocate more than twice, including during its predecessor.
The team that relocated the hometown the most was KT.
Suwon is the fourth hometown used by KT after Gwangju, Yeosu and Busan.
Meanwhile, Busan hosted a professional basketball team again two years after KT left for Suwon at the end of the 2020-2021 season.