The Busan IPark Football Club is pleading with the city to change the status of Gudeok Stadium, which disallows it to have restaurants on its grounds.
Gudeok Stadium is considered an “assembly and cultural facility” as opposed to a “playground” which Sajik Stadium falls under.
“Playgrounds” have the right under law to have restaurants while Gudeok Stadium’s status only allows it to have convenience stores. Ordinary restaurants, including places that sell craft beer are not allowed according to the city’s laws.
While the stadiums both have similar facilities, the football club has been unable to convince the city to change the law so it can foster a better atmosphere for fans.
An official who commented said that trying to change the status is complicated, much to the dismay of the club and its fans.