Reporter Shin Jeong-cheol = 85 college soccer teams from all over the country will participate in the ’59th Spring University Football Federation’ to be held from February 10 in Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do.
According to Tongyeong City and the Tongyeong City Football Association on the 23rd, 85 out of 87 college football teams across the country applied for participation in the 59th Spring University Football Federation, which recently closed applications, which is the largest ever.
The tournament will be held in two leagues at Sanyang Sports Park and Pyeonglim Soccer Field for 17 days from February 10th to 26th.
There are about 3,800 athletes participating in the tournament, and tens of thousands of people including officials, scouts, training partners, and players’ families and friends are expected to visit Tongyeong.
For this reason, in February, the off-season for tourism, accommodations, restaurants, traditional markets, and specialty stores in downtown Tongyeong are expected to be in peak season.
The city of Tongyeong and the Tongyeong City Football Association guide the players to accommodations and restaurants, while placing special orders on the kindness and hygiene management of accommodations and restaurants.
Tongyeong City expects a ripple effect on the local economy of up to 5 billion won as spectators are allowed to enter due to the easing of social distancing.
However, the Tongyeong Football Association, which is in charge of hosting the tournament, is suffering from the cost of running the tournament, which has been reduced by more than 30% compared to the previous tournament.
An official in preparation for the event said, “The cost required for the event reaches 100 million won, but the city’s support is only 65 million won, so I am worried that the preparation and progress of the event may be disrupted.”
In fact, in the case of the ‘Tongyeong 19th 1st and 2nd Grade College Soccer Tournament’, which ended on the 19th, during the 15-day competition period, Tongyeong City supported 50 million won for the event, so the account book was submitted to Tongyeong City.
The 1st and 2nd grade college football tournament held for 3 consecutive years from 2021 had a city subsidy of 70 million won, but this year it was 20 million won less than this.
50 college football teams from all over the country participated in this competition, and it was held in two leagues, including the Battle of Hansan and the Tongyeong.
On the 18th, at 12:00 at Sanyang Sports Park Natural Stadium, in the final match of the Battle of Hansan, Calvin University and Sunmoon University clashed and Sunmoon University won the championship with a score of 1:0. 메이저놀이터
Also, in the Tongyeong Ki final held at the same place on the 19th at 12:00, Incheon University defeated Dong-A University 2:0 and won the championship cup.
Participants in the tournament and the press gave a thumbs up, saying, “Tongyeong is the mecca of college football because of its good view and climate.”
Tongyeong City said in an official press release, “The ‘Promised Land Tongyeong 19th 1st and 2nd Grade College Football Tournament’ has been successfully finished” It is judged that the ripple effect on the local economy has been triggered.”
“I understand the difficulties of Tongyeong City trying to reduce the budget, but the college football tournament has a huge impact on the local economy and serves as an opportunity to publicize Tongyeong City,” said Tongyeong City sports elder A. It is a bigger problem if the reason is the continued dissonance.”