Baseball fans in Changwon, Korea now have a KBO team they can call their own.
The NC Dinos, a team that was established last season, finally got the nod of approval to step up from the 2nd tier league.
They are now officially the KBO's 9th professional baseball team and will begin play in the 2013 season.
The league voted for the Dinos by a vote of 8 to 1, with the Busan-based Lotte Giants being the lone voice of dissent mainly because the new team's Changwon Stadium is located nearby.
The NC Dinos will be the last new team for a while.
Korea's baseball body announced that a decision to include a 10th KBO team has been postponed indefinitely.