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Good news on the way for dilapidated Chiang Mai 700 Years Stadium

 

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Thai caption: The magic is over

 

Sanook reported that the main stadium at the "Chiang Mai 700 Years" complex in Mae Rim is in urgent need of repair. 

 

The complex was built just 24 years ago for the 18th SEA Games hosted in the northern Thai city amid much fanfare. 

 

But now the main stadium pitch is a tangle of weeds and sand and the stands and walkways are in urgent need of repair. 

 

But good news was on the way. 

 

Regional sports representative Noppadol Kerngburi said that 165 million baht had been allocated to repair the 25,000 seater stadium in Don Kaew sub-district. It is the biggest such facility in the province. 

 

Over the next two months a plan will be formulated for what renovations need to be done with the stadium expected to be fully repaired five months after that. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

 

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4 hours ago, BobBKK said:

Good news but used for what?

Another part time shopping centre to be created? Lots of parking, no congested roads YET what more do they need? Bit like the expensive conference centre up the road, some weekends its a market????

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24years, Geez! I saw the headline and thought oh its 700 years old, that makes sense as to why it looks so <deleted>, and the last time i saw it was 20yrs ago😂🤣

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18 hours ago, BobBKK said:

Good news but used for what?

They could play sports games on the grass and people could sit in the stadium and watch ?

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For that amount of $, I hope they get the pools re-done and weight area revamped!  Geez, that much money for yard work and a bit of cement seating!

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I asked a Thai friend "when was it built"  she said "700 years ago"  (with a straight face)

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On 9/12/2019 at 10:23 AM, webfact said:

65 million baht had been allocated to repair the 25,000 seater stadium in Don Kaew sub-district. It is the biggest such facility in the province. 

 

Over the next two months a plan will be formulated for what renovations need to be done with the stadium expected to be fully repaired five months after that. 

"Cart before the horse" syndrome again.

Surely you identify what renovations need to be done, normally with costed and timescale options then apply for funding based on those options/budget available.

 

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They have a velodrome there too.  I wonder what they were thinking when it was built.

Looks like it hasn't been used in 700 years.  That is too bad, because watching track races is fun and it could bring some revenue to bike shops, not too mention getting people involved in racing.  
There is certainly no shortage of people riding bicycles in Chiang Mai.

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