Rajadamnern Stadium

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Rajadamnern Stadium
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Rajadamnern Stadium in 2022
Location1, Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, Thailand
Coordinates13°45′40″N 100°30′32″E / 13.76111°N 100.50889°E / 13.76111; 100.50889
OwnerGlobal Sport Ventures Co., Ltd., The Rajadamnern Co. Ltd
OperatorGlobal Sport Ventures Co., Ltd.
Broke ground1 March 1941
Opened23 December 1945
Construction cost258,900 baht
Main contractorsImprese Italiane All' Estero-Oriente
Global Sport Ventures Co., Ltd.

Rajadamnern Stadium (Thai: สนามมวยราชดำเนิน; RTGSsanam muai ratchadamnoen), also spelled Ratchadamnoen, is a sporting arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Along with Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, Rajadamnern is one of the two main stadiums for modern muay Thai. It hosts fights every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. The stadium has its own ranking system and championship titles up to middleweight (160 lbs).[2]


Rajadamnern stadium in 2009

In 1941, the prime minister of Thailand, Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram, gave orders to build a national boxing stadium on Rajadamnern Avenue. Impresse Italiane All' Estero-Oriente won the construction rights, and the 258,900 baht project foundation stone was laid on 1 March 1941.[3]

Due to the lack of construction supplies during World War II, the project was halted until August 1945. When construction resumed, it took only four months to complete it. The first boxing match was held on 23 December 1945. Tickets were priced at between 70 and 300 baht. Pramote Puengsoonthorn became the first stadium manager and remained in the post until his retirement in 1947.[4]

The original stadium was open-air, resembling a Roman amphitheatre in design. Six years later, in 1951 a concrete roof was added, making it weather-proof.[5] After seven years of government ownership, the stadium was losing money, and on 24 May 1953, Chalerm Cheosakul, the stadium manager at the time, asked permission from the Crown Property Bureau to run the stadium and founded the "Rajadamnern Co, Ltd." Rajadamnern Co., Ltd. operates it to this day, and it has become one of the chief muay Thai boxing stadiums in Thailand.[3]

Chuwattana Muay Thai & Boxing camp is the official promoter for Rajadamnern Stadium, licensed by the Thailand Boxing Commission.[citation needed]

In 2022, Global Sport Ventures Company Limited or GSV, an affiliated company of Plan B Media Public Company Limited, announced its investment in Rajadamnern Stadium Company Limited. The investment aims to revolutionize and introduce "The New Era of MuayThai" to new generation of sports fan around the world by building Rajadamnern Stadium to be a Global Hub of MuayThai and modernizing media & content strategy. GSV collaborates with leading MuayThai promoters in hosting fights at the stadium.

In late 2022 GSV launched Rajadamnern World Series or RWS, its flagship MuayThai program with a modernized set of fighting rules and world class production quality. As part of Rajadamnern World Series, on 22 July 2022, Rajadamnern Stadium hosted the first four female Muay Thai fights in its almost eight decade-long history. The first female bout was between Aida Looksaikongdin and Zahra Shokouhi.[6]


Gambling is legal and takes place at the second level. The betting is done by hand-signals, as on a stock exchange trading floor. Often such signs are misunderstood by one side and fights may erupt outside the ring between gamblers. The security service at Rajadamnern Stadium is managed by armed military police. Foreigners usually occupy the expensive ringside seats, while gamblers and aficionados prefer the second or third ring of seats upstairs.[7][8]

Current champions[edit]

Weight Class Champion Date won Days
Mini Flyweight Chalarmchon Samart Payakaroon gym May 11, 2023 20
Light Flyweight Petchpanom Sor. Salacheep Sept 25, 2022 478
Flyweight Waewwaow Por.Wangphrom May 18, 2023 13
Super Flyweight Petchdet Wor.Sangprapai January 5, 2023 146
Bantamweight Pangtor Por.Lakboon May 18, 2023 13
Super Bantamweight Chalamdam Nayokathasala May, 28, 2023 3
Featherweight Chayla Por.Lakboon April 6, 2023 55
Super Featherweight Vacant 0
Lightweight Jom Parunchai June 26, 2022 339
Super Lightweight Tongsiam Kiatsongrit December 24, 2022 158
Welterweight Sajad Sattari April 15, 2023 46
Super Welterweight Daniel SinbiMuayThai June 1, 2022 364
Middleweight Vacant - -

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium". foreverbreak.com. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Stadiums in Thailand". Muay Thai Online. Archived from the original on 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
  3. ^ a b "Rajadamnern Stadium". Muay Thai 2000. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  4. ^ Banomyong, Pridi. "การก่อตั้งขบวนการต่อต้านญี่ปุ่นและเสรีไทย" ใน อนุสรณ์นายปราโมทย์ พึ่งสุนทร.
  5. ^ "History of Rajadamnern Stadium". wmtc.nu. Archived from the original on 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  6. ^ "Women fighters make debut at Thailand's oldest Muay Thai stadium". nationthailand. 2022-08-05. Retrieved 2022-08-07.
  7. ^ Corba, Gian Carlo. "Muay Thai Gambling". muayfarang.com. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  8. ^ Ray, Melissa. "Big Gambling". muaythaionthebrain.com. Retrieved 19 February 2022.

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