Ariake Arena is in full swing preparing for the W League All-Star.

The WKBL Rising Star Team, which includes Park Ji-hyeon (Woori Bank), Lee So-hee (BNK), and Lee Hae-ran (Samsung Life Insurance), departed from Gimpo Airport on the morning of the 28th. After arriving at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, the Rising Star team met at the Ariake Arena auxiliary gym from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

The reason why 12 WKBL rising stars gathered in Japan is to participate in the ‘W League All-Star 2022-2023 in Ariake’. The WKBL Rising Star Team will play an event game with the 14-member W League All-Star Team on the 29th.

Ariake Arena, where the match will be held, opened on December 21, 2019. It is a new stadium built for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by demolishing the Deeper Ariake, which was used as a professional wrestling arena. There is also a history of the Korean women’s volleyball national team playing at the stadium.

It can accommodate about 15,000 people, and a cultural event hosted by CJ called ‘KCON 2022 JAPAN’ was also held. Assuming that most of the WKBL stadium’s capacity is between 3 and 5,000, that’s a huge number.

Also, the main court of Ariake Arena was originally used as a tennis court. For this reason, we prepared a wooden court that can be used temporarily only for the All-Star game. It also has two courts in the auxiliary gym. Athletes could train without space constraints.

The locker room used by WKBL’s rising stars was also revealed. The downside is that there are only 3 shower booths, but the facilities are clean. Also, managers inspected the main gym facilities. We also looked at additional things to prepare for the All-Star Game.

Rehearsals for the All-Star Game were also carried out to some extent. Purple lighting was directed for the entrance ceremony, and the idol group to perform practiced their performance the day before the All-Star Game. 

The W League invested a lot for this All-Star Game. At least, Park Ji-hyun, Lee So-hee, and Lee Hae-ran have played in gyms similar in size to Ariake Arena in other countries, but other players lacking international experience have never played in a stadium of this size. You may be overwhelmed by the atmosphere.메이저사이트

Japan has invested a lot in basketball facilities as well, so the W-League All-Star Game can be held in good facilities. Okinawa Arena, which will host the 2023 Basketball World Cup, boasts state-of-the-art facilities, and Ariake Arena, where the Korea-Japan Women’s Basketball All-Star Game is held, is no different.

The Korea-Japan Women’s Basketball All-Star Game, which will be held this time, is an event that can be held continuously. If it is held in a good stadium, it can give more meaning. So this Korea-Japan Women’s Basketball All-Star Game will be a good study. It can also act as a turning point for players who lacked international experience.

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