Thammasat Stadium

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Thammasat Stadium
Thammasat Stadium.jpg
Location Thammasat University, Rangsit, Pathumthani, Greater Bangkok
Coordinates 14°04′04″N 100°35′55″E / 14.067778°N 100.598611°E / 14.067778; 100.598611
Owner Thammasat University
Operator Bangkok United F.C.
Capacity 25,000[1][2][3]
Field size 95 x 62 metre.[4]
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1998
Main contractors Christiani and Nielsen
Tenants
Thammasat University
Dome FC
Bangkok United F.C.

Thammasat Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the city of Rangsit, Thailand. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 25,000. It is on Thammasat University's Rangsit campus. It is located close to Bangkok.

It was built for the 1998 Asian Games by construction firm Christiani and Nielsen, the same company that constructed the Democracy Monument in Bangkok.

Its appearance is that of a scaled down version of Rajamangala Stadium. The tribunes form a continuous ring which are quite low behind each goal but rise up on each side. Unlike Rajamangala though, Thammasat has a roof covering both side tribunes. Most striking about this stadium are the floodlights. Thai architects usually favour concrete pylons but these are the steel variety. As viewed from the exterior of the stadium the base of each pylon seems to grip the outside of the stadium and they dramatically lean over the tribunes so as to better illuminate the playing area.

Thammasat was going to be used for PEA FC's match against Singapore Armed Forces FC in an Asian Champions League qualifier in February 2009, but the pitch was deemed unplayable and the match was switched to Rajamangala.

History Used By Thai Club professional league[edit]

Year Club Division Class
2001-02 PEA Thai Division 1 League
2010 INSEE Police F.C. Thai League T1
2011 INSEE Police F.C. Thai League T1
2012 INSEE Police F.C. Thai League T1
2013 INSEE Police F.C. Thai League T1
2014 Police United F.C. Thai League T1
2015 Dome F.C. Regional League Division 2
2016 Bangkok United F.C. Thai League T1
2016 Dome F.C. Regional League Division 2
2017 Bangkok United F.C. Thai League T1
2017 Dome F.C. Thai League T4

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Coordinates: 14°4′4″N 100°35′55″E / 14.06778°N 100.59861°E / 14.06778; 100.59861