Buriram Stadium, known for sponsorship purposes as Chang Arena is a 32,600-seat football stadium in Buriram, Thailand. The stadium is the home of Thailand's 2011, 2013, and 2015 treble champions, Buriram United. Chang Arena is the largest club-owned football stadium in Thailand. Its nickname is "Thunder Castle", the fifth castle of Buriram Province.
|Full name||Chang Arena|
|Location||Buriram, Buriram Province, Thailand|
|Owner||Buriram United F.C.|
|Operator||Buriram United F.C.|
|Capacity||24,000 seating initially|
32,600 seating since 2014
|Broke ground||4 October 2010|
|Opened||4 June 2011|
|Construction cost||US$12–17 million|
|Buriram United F.C.|
Chang Arena is in the Mueang Buriram District. The 150-acre site has a capacity of 32,600 people with parking for 500 cars and 1,000 motorcycles. The pitch is floodlit, allowing for night matches.
The stadium is officially named "New I-Mobile Stadium". It is also known as "Thunder Castle Stadium". The stadium is referred as "Chang Arena" due to the sponsorship of Chang beer. The stadium is referred to by its official name, Buriram Stadium, by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
The stadium is the first sole-use football stadium in Thailand that meets FIFA and AFC standards. The stadium is eligible to host all levels of domestic or international football matches. The stadium houses locker rooms for home and visiting teams, modern medical facilities, and television and radio broadcasting facilities.
International football matchesEdit
|Date||Team #1||Score||Team #2||Match|
|14 July 2011||Thailand||1 – 0||Myanmar||Friendly|
|15 July 2011||Thailand||1 – 1||Myanmar||Friendly|
|23 July 2011||Thailand||1 – 0||Palestine||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)|
|10 November 2017||North Korea||4 – 1||Malaysia||2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification – Third Round|
|13 November 2017||Malaysia||1 – 4||North Korea||2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification – Third Round|
|5 June 2019||Curaçao||3 – 1||India||2019 King's Cup|
|5 June 2019||Vietnam||1 - 0||Thailand||2019 King's Cup|
|8 June 2019||Thailand||0 - 1||India||2019 King's Cup|
|8 June 2019||Vietnam||1 - 1
(4 - 5)
|Curaçao||2019 King's Cup|
The average and highest attendances at Buriram United domestic league competitions:
|2011||15,008||24,712||2011 Thai Premier League|
|2012||15,319||23,033||2012 Thai Premier League|
|2013||18,941||27,088||2013 Thai Premier League|
|2014||19,132||33,325||2014 Thai Premier League|
|2015||19,553||33,269||2015 Thai Premier League|
|2016||15,547||32,600||2016 Thai League T1|
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