The KIA Tigers changed their return schedule due to unusual weather.
KIA said on the 25th (hereinafter Korean time), “The plane that departed from Tucson for LA with the athletes took a detour and landed at another nearby airport due to the deteriorating local weather conditions in LA.” 메이저사이트
KIA, which held its first spring camp in Tucson, Arizona, USA, was scheduled to return to Korea via Los Angeles, California, USA on the 25th. However, the schedule was disrupted when the flight from Tucson stopped going to Los Angeles.
KIA said, “The team was unable to board OZ203 bound for Incheon, which was originally scheduled to depart from Los Angeles at 11:00 pm local time on the 24th. Therefore, I will take flight OZ201 at 11:00 am on the 25th and arrive in Incheon at 5:30 pm on the 26th, Korean time.”
The western part of the United States is a popular area for spring camp thanks to the warm weather even in February. This year, when overseas spring camps became possible for the first time since Corona 19, KIA, LG, Hanwha, Kiwoom, NC, KT, and the Korean national team of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) are holding spring camps in Arizona.
But this year, the western United States is in big trouble due to weather conditions. Los Angeles has its first blizzard warning in 34 years, and San Diego has its first ever blizzard warning. In Arizona, training was often canceled or practice games were canceled due to rain or strong winds. KIA’s two practice matches against NC on the 22nd and 23rd were canceled, and the WBC Korean team also could not play a practice match against KT on the 23rd due to strong winds.
KIA plans to hold a second camp in Okinawa, Japan. However, as the return schedule was changed due to abnormal weather, the flight to Okinawa for the second camp was also changed.