New I-Mobile Stadium
|Buriram Stadium, Thunder Castle Stadium|
|Full name||I-Mobile Stadium|
|Operator||Buriram United F.C.|
|Capacity||24,000 seating initially
32,600 seating since 2014
|Broke ground||4 October 2010|
|Opened||4 June 2011|
|Construction cost||US$12–17 million|
|Buriram United F.C.|
Buriram Stadium, currently known for sponsorship purposes as i-mobile Stadium is a 32,600 seat football stadium in Buriram, Thailand. The stadium is the home of Thailand's 2011, 2013, and 2015 treble champions, Buriram United. i-mobile Stadium is the largest club-owned football stadium in Thailand. Its nickname is "Thunder Castle", the fifth castle of Buriram Province.
i-Mobile Stadium is in the Mueang Buriram District. The 150-acre site has a capacity of 32,600 people with parking for 500 cars and 1,000 motorcycles. The pitch is floodlit, allowing for night matches.
The stadium is officially named "Buriram Stadium". It is also known as "Thunder Castle Stadium". The stadium is referred as "New i-Mobile Stadium" due to the sponsorship of I-Mobile. It inherits the name, i-Mobile Stadium, from Buriram United's previous home venue, Khao Kradong Stadium. The stadium is referred to by its official name, Buriram Stadium, by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
The stadium is the first sole-use football stadium in Thailand that meets FIFA and AFC standards. The stadium is eligible to host all levels of domestic or international football matches. The stadium houses locker rooms for home and visiting teams, modern medical facilities, and television and radio broadcasting facilities.
International football matches
|Date||Team #1||Score||Team #2||Match|
|14 July 2011||Thailand||1 – 0||Myanmar||Friendly|
|15 July 2011||Thailand||1 – 1||Myanmar||Friendly|
|23 July 2011||Thailand||1 – 0||Palestine||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)|
|10 November 2017||North Korea||4 – 1||Malaysia||2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification – Third Round|
|13 November 2017||Malaysia||1 – 4||North Korea||2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification – Third Round|
The average and highest attendances at Buriram United domestic league competitions:
|2011||15,008||24,712||2011 Thai Premier League|
|2012||15,319||23,033||2012 Thai Premier League|
|2013||18,941||27,088||2013 Thai Premier League|
|2014||19,132||33,325||2014 Thai Premier League|
|2015||19,553||33,269||2015 Thai Premier League|
|2016||15,547||32,600||2016 Thai League T1|
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