The Super 500 Korea Open has a new venue in Jeonnam for the next three years (2021-2023). The decision to move the venue from Incheon was taken by the Badminton Korea Association (BKA) in consultation with the officials of the Jeonnam region.
According to reports by Mk.co.kr, the decision to move the venue comes in view of developing local badminton in Korea and also to improve the economy of the Jeonnam region.
Korea Open is a part of the BWF World Tour and has a total prize pool of 400,000 USD. In moving to a new region, the BKA is hopeful that it could significantly help the domestic fans to see world-class players.
The president of the BKA said, “I will do my best to promote and develop local badminton.”
BKA chooses star players to promote the event
Olympic gold medalist Lee Yong Dae and the country’s young star An Se Young have been chosen as the new ambassadors for the tournament. They are expected to actively promote the tournament and create a positive and welcoming atmosphere.