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By chance I'm now sitting in the village adjoining the stadium, it's a shame it's a bit too far from my place for regular footie visits - are the matches played here now? Are there farang members of the Rotary club or is it Thai only?

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By chance I'm now sitting in the village adjoining the stadium, it's a shame it's a bit too far from my place for regular footie visits - are the matches played here now? Are there farang members of the Rotary club or is it Thai only?

Now I've had a chance to read the thread in full, wow, what can I say, a modern day fairy-tale of pragmatic philanthropy, and the stadium does look great :-)

In the 80s in Eindhoven I think I saw a descendant of that gentleman in the photo, though by that time the dresscode had morphed into the black post-punk bondage look topped off with a real-life mohican coxcomb.

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By chance I'm now sitting in the village adjoining the stadium, it's a shame it's a bit too far from my place for regular footie visits - are the matches played here now? Are there farang members of the Rotary club or is it Thai only?

At this time the stadium is used by Chiangrai United for coach licence training.

The next cup (Christmas Cup) starts on December 3rd and will end on Dec 25th with a special day for the local kids (cartoon movie on the big LED screen and other activities).

For those who do not know... the entrance of Chiangrai Hills Stadium is free.

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On Dec 25th, come and see the match TOT-CAT FC vs Chiangrai United on the biggest LED screen of the region.

18.00 at the Chiangrai Hills Stadium.

Free for everyone. But if you want to help the CRUTD fan club you can buy a "support card" for 100b (and you get two free LEO beers back :) )

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On Dec 25th, come and see the match TOT-CAT FC vs Chiangrai United on the

biggest LED screen of the region. 18.00 at the Chiangrai Hills Stadium.

Free for everyone. But if you want to help the CRUTD fan club you can buy

a "support card" for 100b (and you get two free LEO beers back :) )

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During the coming weekend (24 and 25 Dec) the second round of the New Years Cup

will take place at the stadium, from approximately 9.30 morning untill 4 afternoon).

If you happen to be in Mae Chan, you might be willing to make a pit-stop there for

a meal or a refreshing drink. It's a nice atmosphere and a beautiful location.

All the sportshops, foodstalls, coffee shops and supporter bars are run by hill-tribe

people and all proceeds go to them. The seven-a-side tournament, in which twelve

teams participate, is for young players, not older than eightteen. The teams come

from schools and villages of which some high in the mountains.

Your visit will be appreciated! Welcome!

Limbo :yohan:

The first weekend of the Chiangrai Hills Stadium New Years Cup:

To get an impression please have a look at this video of last week:

Reason for editing: Forgot to mention the location!

Coming from Chiang Rai, passing Mae Chan on the superhighway, start

moving to the right lane at Tesco Lotus. Two hundred meters further

namely, at the traffic-light, you will have to turn right.

From the 'super' to the stadium is about two kilometers.

You can't miss it.

Coming from the north: Turn left opposite the post office of Mae Chan

in front of the TOT building with the big satelite disc.

Edited by Limbo

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Of course it has to be seen as a tryout, but the first time an away game of Chiangrai United

was shown live on the big LED screen (5x8 meter) already more than hundred football fans

showed up, even more than usually go to the fan clubhouse at Den Ha.

It was an initiative of the Orange Power fanclub of Chiangrai United and it was supported

by the (hilltribe) manager group of the Chiangrai Hills Stadium. It was a fundraising event and

also as such you could call it succesfull: About 12.000 Baht found their way into the coffers

of the supporters, to be used for instance to bring down the costs of two bus trips to away

games to a level that would be affordable for the average local fan.

Most of the 100 Baht tickets (to be exchanged for two cans of Leo) were bought in Chiang

Rai town. At least thirty fans, including the Chiang Rai Mini's, couragously defying the

cold on their monkey bikes, travelled from Chiang Rai to Mae Chan for the event.

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For the local Mae Chan section of the Orange legion, where 'Acharn Damm' is in charge, it

was a nice opportunity to host their fellow supporters from Chiang Rai. The atmosphere on

the stand during the game was as enthousiastic as it was afterwards in the supporters bar

of the stadium.

For pictures of events at the Chiangrai Hills Stadium in Mae Chan, including the Rotary Cup

and its anniversary celebrations, the Chiangrai United Club Party with the football game with

the television soap stars, other actors and musicians, and those taken last night, please see:

http://www.chiangrai...vents_intro.htm

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The screen last night, Leandro in action in the seventh minute in the game against TOT:

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Tomorrow January 2nd at Chiangrai Hills Stadium:

17.00: Cartoons on the lrge LED screen for the kids.

18.30: Prizes ceremony for the New Year Cup.

Then... BIG fireworks and launch of 200 komloys (and the biggest of the north, 10m high)

Entry is free... as usual (but not the beer smile.png )

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Tomorrow January 2nd at Chiangrai Hills Stadium:

17.00: Cartoons on the lrge LED screen for the kids.

18.30: Prizes ceremony for the New Year Cup.

Then... BIG fireworks and launch of 200 komloys (and the biggest of the north, 10m high)

Entry is free... as usual (but not the beer smile.png )

Meet the winners !

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The winners of the Chiangrai Hills Stadium 2012 New Year Cup were the players of the team

of the Suksa Song Kroh boarding school in Mae Chan. They could take home a beautiful cup

and a first prize of not less than 10.000 Baht. Yes, they are happy and they deserve to be!

Most of the students of Suksa Song Kroh come from villages high upp in the mountains and live

therefore at school. Football is a big thing for them and this prize is not only a great reward for

their efforts, but I am sure it will also encourage them for the future. SSK susu!

The party afterwards was spectacular, but that's another chapter smile.png

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PS: The Suksa Song Kroh boarding school offers education to children of nine different ethnic

minorities. About twenty percent of the more than thousand students are local Thai children.

The school population includes orphans, hiv-positive and disabled children, abused children,

children from extremely poor homes and children at risc concerning drugs and prostitution.

The Chao Phya Abhai Raja Foundation has facilitated many activities of this school, among

which sports and music. The young gentlemen that now manage the Chiangrai Hills Stadium

and the Weah Radio station (both initiatives of the foundation) are all former students of the

Suksa Song Kroh school.

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Next event at Chiangrai Hills Stadium:

Magic show followed by coyote show.

Free tickets are available at Taweeheng, Maechan branch.

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Next event at Chiangrai Hills Stadium: Princess Yacht Friendly Game.

Mini league between 14 Chiangrai teams and 2 Phuket teams (Panyee FC and Krabi Boat Lagoon FC)

19 - 25th of March

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Next event at Chiangrai Hills Stadium:

Akha concert (and other activities), with bands from Myanmar.

28/04 at 18.30

Free... as usual.

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