K-League launches English-language service

September 3, 2014
Screenshot of the K-League's English website.

Screenshot of the K-League’s English website.

By Kwon Ji-youn

K-League has launched an English-language service on its website in an attempt to better communicate with its foreign fans, according to the organizers of the nation’s professional football league, Wednesday.

“The website will offer all the useful information about the league to foreign fans,” an official from K-League said.

The English website (www.kleague.com/eng) provides fans with match schedules of the K-League Classic and its second-division K-League Challenge, game results and player statistics.

Also available on the site are league-related news articles and information on the country’s 22 football stadiums.

The site boasts a simple design and easy-to-use interface. An “English” menu on its Korean page will also direct visitors to the English-language site.

K-League will, in the future, also provide English-language services on its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/withkleague) and on its official Twitter page (@kleague) to accommodate demands from foreign fans for English-language resources.

The move is the latest effort among professional sports leagues to attract more foreign fans. The Korea Baseball Organization launched an English-language service in April, providing fans with information on players and the league.

K-League, which was established in 1983, has 12 teams in its first division, K-League Classic, and 10 teams in the second division, K League Challenge.