Masked spectators and cheerleaders mark return of baseball fans to venues in South Korea - in pictures

Authorities restrict attendance to 10 per cent of venue capacity

Masked fans and cheerleaders brought some much needed noise and atmosphere to baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities started allowing spectators to return to professional sports amid the coronavirus pandemic.

South Korea’s 2020 baseball season started in early May without fans in the stands. Seats at baseball venues were then filled with banners, dolls and pictures of fans.

On Sunday, the Korean Baseball Organisation allowed a limited number of fans, or 10 per cent of the stadium capacity, to watch games live. They entered stadiums after their temperatures were checked. During the games, they were required to wear masks and sit at least a seat apart while being banned from having food or beverages.

Published: July 26, 2020 04:31 PM