SEOUL, February 6 (Yonhap) – SEOUL, February 6 (Yonhap) The contract period is five years from 2019 to 2023, with an annual amount of EUR 10 billion. The initial volume was estimated at € 7 billion, about € 8 billion a year, but the reported amount is similar to the annual € 10 billion sponsored by Nexen Tire. Kim Ki-Young Young, PR Team Leader, said: "We were discussing sponsorship volume. We can get additional incentives according to categories." By the end of the year, Heroes Club has entered into an agreement with Nexen Tires. The Kiwoom Securities official launch ceremony will therefore take place next January.
The deal will allow Heroes to overcome the situation of unstable clubs. The club "Heroes", which does not have a parent company, is managed by the club with the support of the main sponsor and 60 sub-projects that have signed title rights (title rights). However, Lee Jang-seok, the former president of the hero team, has been in conflict for two years because of disputes between the parties with the chair of the group. In the end, in February, the former spokesman was arrested for misappropriation and criminal offense, which resulted in a serious blow to the club's image and difficulties in running the club.
Nexen Tire has delayed sponsorship payments for two months, requiring the club to function normally at the beginning of this year. In the meantime, it was difficult to get other sponsors, as well as renewed contracts with Nexen Tire, which we had been together since 2010. However, Kiwoom Securities, one of the subcontractors, signed the lead sponsor and is able to work continuously in the team over the next five years.
Some argue that the Hero Club, which has lost a professional baseball game with occasional action, acts as a professional baseball player. In particular, it is a problem that Lee, who has been disqualified from the KBO arms discipline, is responsible for managing the club as a major shareholder in the club. As reported, Lee does not want to sell his stock (277,000 shares, 67.56 percent).
KBO President Chung Un-chan plans to permanently dismantle Lee when the Korean series ends. This is the highest level of discipline, but in reality he can not restrict Lee's strength. The result is a loss of membership in professional baseball clubs. If more than two thirds of ten club owners or authorized representatives get their consent, the hero club will be removed. If KBO has contractual rights, such as the proprietary rights of hero players, Lee will find it difficult to do so. Then, a company that wants to take part in a professional baseball game can take over the Hero club. There are still some companies that are interested in acquiring heroes.
However, the KBO has not yet considered membership losses. IBO Secretary-General Yang Yoon-ho said: "There should be sufficient reason to lose the status of the participants, but it is difficult to evacuate the entire club with the personal misery and betrayal of the main shareholders, which is possible if it is difficult to pay the athlete or the receptionist or the club can not recover. "
"If there is a problem with the main MLB shareholder, the MLB Secretariat will call all the major shareholders at all times," said Song Jae-woo commentator. In 2011, owner of Los Angeles Dodger Franks McCourts also filed a divorce case against his wife. Dodgers does not give up bets. At that time, the MLB Secretariat appealed to McCourt to sell Dodgers. The KBO Secretariat also said that it is necessary to lay down detailed rules to prevent the owner or a major shareholder with moral problems from working with a professional baseball team.
Park, So Young, is a reporter at [email protected]