KBO Futures League

KBO Futures League
Sport Baseball
Founded 1990[Note 1]
Founder Korea Baseball Organization (KBO)
No. of teams 12
Country Korea
Venue(s) 12
Official website http://www.koreabaseball.com

KBO Futures League (Hangul: KBO 퓨처스리그) is South Korea's second level of baseball, below the KBO League. It serves as a farm league with the purpose is to developing professional players on demand to play in the KBO League. The league consists of two divisions, Southern League and Northern League. Each league has six teams. These leagues are governed by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO).[1]

Current teams

Southern League

Team City Stadium
KT Wiz Iksan Iksan Stadium
Hanwha Eagles Seosan Seosan Baseball Training Center
Sangmu Phoenix Mungyeong Sangmu Baseball Stadium
Kia Tigers Hampyeong Kia Challengers Field
Samsung Lions Gyeongsan Samsung Lions Ballpark
Lotte Giants Gimhae Sangdong Baseball Stadium

Northern League

Team City Stadium
Hwaseong Heroes[Note 2] Hwaseong Hwaseong Heroes Baseball Park
Goyang Dinos[Note 3] Goyang Goyang National Baseball Training Stadium
SK Wyverns Incheon SK Futures Park
Doosan Bears Icheon Bears Park
LG Twins Icheon LG Champion's Park
Police Goyang Byeokje Baseball Stadium

Non-regular team

Team City Stadium
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks[Note 4] N/A N/A

Former teams

Team Years
Ssangbangwool Raiders[Note 5] 1991–1999[Note 6]
Hyundai Unicorns[Note 7] 1990–2007
Goyang Wonders 2011–2014

See also


  1. The KBO was founded in 1982, but its second tier league was founded in 1990. The name "Futures League" has been used since 2008.
  2. Its first level squad is Nexen Heroes.
  3. Its first level squad is NC Dinos
  4. The third level squad of the Japanese Baseball Club.
  5. Korean: 쌍방울 레이더스.
  6. Its first level squad had existed since 1990.
  7. Including Pacific Dolphins (태평양 돌핀스).


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