Reporter Han Jae-hyun = Ulsan Hyundai’s 2022 year, which won the K-League 1 championship after 17 years, ended with a happy ending. Moreover, the fan base is getting wider, and they are taking a step forward as a truly prestigious club.
On Sunday, December 18, Ulsan held ‘Blue Wave 2 Closing Party’ at ‘Noplex Seoul’ located in Gangnam-gu, Seoul from 17:00 to 18:30 for about an hour and a half. I wanted to finish this season with a happy heart with a fan meeting with the club’s self-produced documentary Blue Wave Closing Party.
Blue Waves was a documentary that Ulsan ambitiously prepared. It became an opportunity for fans to get to know the Ulsan team more deeply and feel familiar with the journey of a season.
The buzz was enough. In particular, after the end of the AFC Champions League group stage, manager Hong Myung-bo’s anger contained “Is this a team?” The message received a lot of attention. As a result, the blue wave began to receive attention from domestic soccer fans beyond Ulsan. Numerous fans became interested in Ulsan.
On this day, the blue wave 2 ending banquet was held not in Ulsan, but in Seoul. There was a reason the Ulsan club did it in Seoul.
An official from Ulsan said, “As time passed, the number of Ulsan fans living in the metropolitan area increased. Some of the away fans come from Ulsan, but there are more fans from Ulsan in the metropolitan area. Moreover, fans who spent their school days in Ulsan came to Seoul a lot while living in college and society,” he explained the reason for holding the event in Seoul.
“The blue waves also played a part. There are many cases where light fans who saw a lot of blue waves became regular fans of Ulsan.” Many of the 80 or so fans who attended the closing party were Ulsan fans living in the metropolitan area.
In the end, a well-made video documentary raised the value of the club and became an opportunity to gather more fans. In addition, since they achieved the league championship in 17 years, there is no choice but to be more impressed and fun. 메이저놀이터
Ulsan reciprocated the support of fans regardless of their hometown. Including director Hong Myung-bo, Um Won-sang, Lee Myung-jae, Kim Min-joon, and Jung Seung-hyun attended the event to shine. In addition, it goes without saying that he warmed up the fans who came through the -10 degree cold weather with a witty talk show as well as an autograph session with the fans. Ulsan is taking a step further as a true K-League prestigious in 2023.