Incheon United was established in 2003 and first participated in K-League in 2004. Contrary to most of the existing football clubs in the league, Incheon United is not run by a parent company, but a municipal corporation. For this reason, the football club can not afford to buying star players, but also doing aggressive marketing. Nevertheless, Incheon United got 2nd place in the league in 2005. Although the team have not achieved remarkable results since 2006, it is waiting for a glory moment constructing its own stadium, Sungeui Arena in 2012.