Choi Hyeon-il (23), a promising pitching pitcher that the Los Angeles Dodgers cherish, is unintentionally commuting long distances for the Super Bowl game to determine the NFL season champion.
An official from the Dodgers public relations team told Star News on the 3rd (Korean time), “Because of the 57th Super Bowl game to be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on the 13th, the price of accommodation near Glendale has skyrocketed, as well as finding a room. “That’s why minor league prospects, including Choi Hyeon-il, who come to the U.S. earlier than usual to train, commute long distances from another city about 40 to 50 minutes away by car instead of the hotel they used to use near Glendale, where the Dodgers spring camp is located.” are doing,” he said.
In fact, the price of accommodations near Glendale, which used to be about 100 dollars (about 123,000 won) per night, soared to 600 to 700 dollars (740,000 to 860,000 won). Now I can’t get a room even if I pay more.
The US NBC broadcast recently predicted that ‘the cheapest ticket price for this Super Bowl game has already exceeded $4859 (about 5.96 million won)’ and that ‘as the game day approaches, the ticket price at the black market will rise further’. 스포츠토토
According to a Dodgers official, Choi Hyeon-il came to the United States in the middle of last month, about a month earlier than usual, and is training at the Dodgers spring camp facility in Glendale. Minor league spring camps are usually held around the end of February, but prospects the team is paying attention to start camp early, such as Choi Hyun-il. This shows how much the Dodgers cherish Choi Hyun-il.
After the 2021 season, Choi Hyun-il proved his potential by receiving the ‘Pitcher of the Year’ award from the minor leagues under the Dodgers. However, last year, when he had a strong start looking for a higher place, he unfortunately ended the season with an elbow injury, only appearing in one game in Single A.
However, the Dodgers took care of Choi Hyun-il, who avoided surgery and successfully completed rehabilitation, to gain greater experience by including him on the Arizona Fall League (AFL) roster last fall, where only the best prospects in the minor leagues can participate.
Choi Hyun-il recently showed off his health by posting a video of his pitching on his social media. After missing a season last year due to an injury, attention is focusing on how he will perform this season.