Stadiums in Thailand
About Thai Stadiums
There are many stadiums throughout Thailand. Unlike mnay other countries, in Thailand, the home of muaythai, there are permanent stadiums dedicated to showcasing the sport. Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, has the most stadiums and is where the best fighters fight their way to the very top. Of all the stadiums in Bangkok two others are regarded up all others. These are Lumpinee Stadium (Also spelt Lumpini) and Rajadamnern Stadium (also spelt Ratchadamneorn, amongst other ways).
Fighting muaythai is a way of earning a living for many many Thais and Lumpinee and Rajadamnern champions are regarded above all others. The Thai's being a small people do not have as many weight classes as say international boxing at these stadiums. At Lumpinee they have championship titles up to 147lbs, and at Rajadamnern up to 160lbs. Though both stadiums will hold fights at heavier weights.
List of Bangkok Stadiums
Rama IV Road, Bangkok
Tel: (662) 252-8765, 251-4303, 253-7702, 253-7940
Fight Nights: Tuesdays and Fridays from 6.30 p.m, Saturday afternoons 5-8 p.m., Saturday nights from 8.30 p.m.
Ticket prices: 500, 1,000, 1,500 Baht (ringside)
Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue
Tel: (662) 281-4205, 280-1684-6
Fight Nights: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, starting at 6.30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: 500, 1,000, 1,500 Baht (ringside); special discount on Sunday nights
Channel 7 Stadium
Behind the old Northern Bus Terminal (Morchit), opp. Chatuchak Park, Bangkok
Tel: (662) 272-0201
Fight Schedule: Sundays, from 1.45 p.m., third Wednesday of each month starting at 12.00 noon.
Ticket prices: Free admission
336/932 Prachathipat Road, Rangsit, Pathumthani
Tel: (662) 992-0099
Fight Nights: Wednesdays & Thursdays from 8.30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: 110 (women only), 220 Baht
Rangsit is famous for holding international girl fights.
Samrong Road, Samutprakarn (just East of Bagna District, Bangkok)
Tel: (662) 393-3592
Fight Nights: Fridays and Sundays, from 8.30 p.m
Ticket Prices: 100 Baht for women, 200 Baht for men
Omnoy (also spelt Omnoi) Stadium
74 Moo 12 Tumbon Omnoy, Amphoe Krathumbaen, Samutsakorn
Tel: (662) 420-4317
Fight Schedule: Saturdays from 11.45 a.m.
Tickets: 200 Baht
International Stadium, Chachoengsao
23/22 Moo 6 Thepkunakorn Road, Tumbon Sothorn, Amphoe Muang, Chachoengsao
Tel: (66-38) 821-746-50
Fight Schedule: Sundays, from 4.00 p.m.
Tickets: 200 Baht
Account of a tourist visiting Lumpini