July and August is usually a quiet time for club football, when players are either taking a break between seasons or representing their countries on the world stage. But this is not the case for football fans in Thailand in 2013 because Manchester United and Chelsea will begin their summer tours in Bangkok with games against a Singha All Star XI, picked from the cream of Thai Premier League talent, while Liverpool and Barcelona – arguably the best club side in the world – will take on the Thailand National Team.
All four games will take place at the 49,000 capacity Ratchamangala Stadium, more commonly known as Hua Mak Stadium on Ramkamheang Road.
Manchester United playing in Bangkok on July 13th
English Premier League champions Manchester United will play the Thai All Stars on Saturday, July 13th at 20:00. This will be the fifth time the world’s most supported football club has visited Thailand but their first since 2001.
Chelsea playing in Bangkok on July 13th 2013
Four days later on Wednesday, July 17th Chelsea will take on the Thailand select team, also at 20:00. Chelsea last visited Thailand in 2011, with the London based team running out 4-0 winners thanks in part to a great showing from Nicolas Anelka.
Liverpool playing in Bangkok on July 28th
Popular English club Liverpool will play against the Thailand National Football Team on Sunday, July 28th at 18:00. This is the cheapest match to attend with tickets ranging from 500 baht to 3,000 baht. All teams will be fully expected to bring their first-team squad and allow their Asian-based fans to get to see their favourite players in action.
Barcelona Playing in Bangkok on August 7th
Finally, Barcelona’s match against the Thailand National Team is on Wednesday, August 7th at 19:00. Tickets cost between 1,000 baht and 3,500 baht, although for 4,500 baht you can have access to a special training session as well as the match.
Tickets range in price from 500 baht to 4,500 baht for a seat in Ratchamangala Stadium, a giant concrete arena which can be seen from the Airport Link skytrain, towering above its surroundings with an interesting elliptical shape. The easiest way to reach the stadium is by taxi, although traffic can be quite an inconvenience around Ramkamheng Road. If you are running late, we recommend taking the Airport Link to Ramkamheng Station and a motorbike to the stadium.
If you are interested in watching any of these games it is highly recommended to buy tickets asap. All four games are guaranteed to sell out. The easiest way to secure your seat for one of these memorable games is to order your ticket online from a respected online ticket agent such as thaiticketmajor.com.
Manchester United vs. Thailand All Stars, Saturday, July 13th at 20:00
Chelsea vs. Thailand All Stars, Wednesday, July 17th at 20:00
Liverpool vs. Thailand National Team, Tuesday July 28th at 20:00
Barcelona vs. Thailand National Team, Wednesday August 7th at 19:00
Ratchamangala Stadium, Ramkamheng Road, Hua Mak, Bang Kapi, Bangkok