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Posted by on Apr 26, 2011 in Commentary, Korean Culture, Korean Food | 0 comments

Incheon’s Munhak Stadium offers fans ‘tailgating’ option

Incheon’s Munhak Stadium offers fans ‘tailgating’ option

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If you want to enjoy your own Korean BBQ with your small group of friends, consider renting space at Munhak Baseball Stadium’s BBQ Zone in Incheon. They provide the grilling space and the heat, you provide the BBQ, fixings and fellowship. (Tammy Quackenbush photo)

Americans invented the tailgate party, where fans congregate in stadium and arena parking lots to grill their own food and drink their own beer, rather than pay the exorbitant cost of food and drink in the venue. 

Koreans now can host their own style of tailgaters. At Incheon’s Munhak Baseball Stadium (home of the SK Wyverns team), fans can get ample helpings of baseball and do-it-yourself barbecue and banchan (side dishes) at a reasonable price, according to JoongAng Daily‘s Lee Suk-hee:

The BBQ Zone is the most popular area of the stadium with fans. From this year, people are allowed to bring in their own meat and cook it over a grill while watching the game for only 60,000 won for four people.

At 15,000 won a person (US$13.87 as of April 26), that’s on par with a good meal at a restaurant, compared with approaching $10 for a basic hot dog at some American venues.

To reserve space in the BBQ Zone, you have to contact the stadium for a reservation, either online (Korean: or by phone at (02)1544-1555.

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