Reporter with Doctor of Sports 982 Sports Terminology

As a way to reflect the popularity of the game, it is often reported how full the spectators are. On the 7th, Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation and Seoul SK’s 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball Championship Final (메이저사이트7 matches, 4 wins) Game 7 was held at Anyang Gymnasium, where 5,905 spectators were admitted based on the KBL official announcement. It is a new record for the largest number of spectators in professional basketball this season, surpassing the 5,850 in Game 6 held at the same venue two days ago. (See Episode 929 of this corner, ‘Why do we say ‘spectators’?)

The spectator seats refer to the seats where people gather to watch sports events. It is a Chinese character used in Korea, China, and Japan. It is a combination of ‘gwanjung’, which is a combination of ‘ball-gwan’ and ‘murijung’, and ‘jari-seok’, which means seat. If you search the annals of the Joseon Dynasty, the word ‘gwanjung’ appears 20 times. It can be seen that the word was used a lot in the Joseon Dynasty. The character ‘seok’ also appears 6,235 times. However, the word spectator seat is not found in the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty. It is presumed that this word was used from the Japanese colonial era when modern sports came in after the Joseon Dynasty.

Some of the articles in the Chosun Ilbo March 27, 1926, ‘Baseball New Rules Revised in Geumchun’ are ‘[Sixth Article]’ Players are not allowed to change hands during pool play. 【Avoidance】 This is not the case in big leagues, but it is common in small leagues and local competitions. (往往) This is a fact, so it was newly enacted according to their request. There are a number of mysterious things that the players came out of the camp in turn, and from time to time they pressed the other party’s pro-paul pole into the audience seat and caught it. Fucked,’ he said. This article said that a strange incident occurred when the catcher caught a foul ball hit by a hitter right after the catcher was switched in front of the crowd, and the new rule does not allow player substitution during play.

The stands are translated from the English word ‘stands’. A stand generally refers to a long, cascading spectator seat in an outdoor stadium. According to the English glossary, ‘stand’ is derived from the German word standanan, which means to occupy a place, and was borrowed into modern English through the Old English ‘standan’. Since the 14th century, it has been used to teach a place or location, and since the late 1800s, it has been used in the plural form of ‘-s’ to mean a stadium spectator seat. American baseball began referring to partially covered stands as “grand stands” in 1881, explains Paul Dixon’s Dictionary of Baseball Terms. Spectators who do not have facilities to block the sun or rain are sometimes referred to as ‘bleachers’ as a term.

Wimbledon, the most traditional tennis major tournament, has a quadrangular spectator stand built around the tennis court. Numerous spectators sit in the outdoor stands to watch the Wimbledon tournament’s signature white players play on the green grass.

In order to highlight the purpose of getting closer to sports fans, an Internet sports media called ‘bleacher report’ is operated in the United States with the word ‘bleachers’ at the fore. This media is headquartered in San Francisco, USA, and operates offices in New York and London, England, and sends articles about sports events and sports culture to the world in real time.

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