Rajadamnern Thai Boxing Stadium, Bangkok

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Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium or, in Thai, Sanam Muay Rajadamnern, is a sporting arena located in Bangkok, Thailand. Along with Lumpinee Stadium, the Rajadamnern is one of the two main stadiums for modern Muay Thai. The stadium has its own ranking system and championship titles up to Middleweight (160 lbs). Muay thai contests are held on every Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. The fights usually start around 6.30 p.m. Ticket prices range from 1,000 (third class) to 2,000 (ring-side) Baht.
In 1941, the Prime Minister of Thailand, Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsongkram 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 March 1, 1941.
Due to the lack of construction supplies during the World War II, the project was halted until August 1945. When the war ended and the construction resumed, it took only four months to complete it. The first boxing match was held on December 23, 1945. Tickets were priced at between 70 and 300 Baht. Pramote Puengsoonthorn became the first stadium manager, who remained in the post until his retirement in 1947.
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  • Muy Thai is not only a popular fighting style in the UFC but also considered to be a national sport in Thailand. Many fighters have fully dedicated themselves both physically and spiritually to their ...  more »
  • What a night out this is. We bought the Club class tickets are had a view just above the top rope centre of the ring. 9 fights of a great standard and a truly amazing spectacle. The action inside the ...  more »
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  • Well we are currently in Thailand but won’t go here. We were here 2 years ago, believe it’s still the same. Frenetic fun ambiance if you choose the cheapest seats in the circle near the locals. They even shared their peanuts with us. They have specific tickets for foreigners (sorry can’t remember the price). We bought it there as we arrived and asked for the cheapest ones. So avoid agents, it’s not necessary and they’ll get you in a cage with only tourists. Well, only if you want to get the spit of the fighters on you, braces the tourist seats are by the arena. Your choice. You had really a fun few hours. NOTE: there are very young fighters (children really) which was the downside for us...
  • Fantastic experience, must-see in my opinion. Ring side seats are overrated though. Get club class (if you want better seats and easy access to the bar) or second row (if you want the best atmosphere and don't mind standing a bit). You can usually skip the first fight, fight 5-7 are normally the most impressive. Drink prices are also fine (beer is expensive). It says to not take videos but I've never seen anyone making a fuss because of a few phones in the air for a minute or two. Tip: just because they bring you to the section for foreigners, doesn't mean you have to sit there. Typically better atmosphere with Thais.
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