Busan is on alert because of the K-pop group BTS. This is because tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to Busan as BTS holds fan meeting events for two days from June 15-16. The city of Busan is busy with measures to prevent accidents. Busan Mayor Oh Keo-don welcomed BTS’ visit to Busan on his social media.
According to the Busan Metropolitan Government on Wednesday, BTS will hold two “BTS Busan fan meetings” events at the Asiad Auxiliary Stadium in Geoje-dong, Yeonje-gu, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on June 15. Tickets for the fan meeting, which will be held in the form of a performance, were all sold (approximately 22,500 people a day).
The Busan city government held a meeting of measures for the “BTS Busan Fan Meeting” to ensure the safety of visitors, expecting tens of thousands of people to flock together. At the meeting, the company in charge of guarding the event announced the details of the event, the operation of a program on standby for visitors, and the entrance of visitors and the mobilization of exit. The city and the ward office, the police and the Korea Transportation Corporation discussed safety measures for visitors.
First of all, the Busan city government will have visitors to the fan meeting before the event to stand at the Asiad Main Stadium. In addition, for the safety of visitors on the day of the concert, the city’s No. 3 rail line will be expanded 18 times and safety personnel will be stationed at the general sports stadium station near the concert hall. The city rail extension is equivalent to the Busan Fireworks Festival-level expansion service, which attracts a large number of people every year.
The Busan city government will also secure 3,282 parking lots around the venue to conduct illegal parking guidance activities. The government will receive support personnel from the city’s sports facilities management office and Dongnae-gu and Yeonje-gu, which governs the venue, to carry out activities to help prevent accidents and ease the movement of visitors.
The Busan Metropolitan Police Agency will deploy two or more personnel at the venue and other venues to clean up traffic and prevent pedestrian traffic accidents. The Busan Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Headquarters expects this year’s standing performance to cause dehydration and dehydration of visitors, and plans to operate an emergency medical center and an on-site command center to prepare for any contingency.
Meanwhile, the Busan city government plans to send purple LED lights and welcome messages, a color symbolizing BTS, to seven locations on the Gwangan Bridge, Busan’s landmark film hall and Busan Port Bridge, from June 11-16, in a bid to convey its welcoming thoughts to BTS and fans. It also plans to take photos of the landscape lighting and distribute them for free. It also plans to set up two booths around the auxiliary stadium to sell souvenirs to Busan.