Big results pledged after Pattaya United gain 2 new sponsors
Pattaya United Football Club officials are promising big results after the acquisition of two new sponsors has pushed the team’s treasury to more than 70 million baht.
American International Assurance Co. and the Pattaya Mail Media Group both signed on as sponsors March 4, giving the team the resources to obtain the players it needs to reach the top of the league standings, according to Pattaya United President Sonthaya Kunplome.
City Mayor and Pattaya United’s Chief Advisor Ittiphol Khunplome (left) presents a team jersey to Pattaya Mail Media Group’s Business Development Director Suwanthep (Tony) Malhotra (right) at a press conference held at City Hall, Friday, March 4, to announce new sponsors for the football club.
AIA Regional Manager Krit Attasara said the company has watched the team’s progress over the years and is now convinced the club can attract a lot of fans to every match. He said more funds would be allocated to the team in the future. AIA also sponsors Chonburi and Sriracha’s Premier league teams and has taken a big interest in local football.
Pattaya Mail Business Development Manager Suwanthep Malhotra said the media group has watched Pattaya United evolve of the past couple of years since its inception and that there is a desire among top management to promote the club.
He added that the paper’s reach across Thailand and the world would help publicize the team’s activities. Malhotra said the Pattaya Mail has high hopes Pattaya United will reach the pinnacle of Thai football in the not too distant future.
At a press conference with his brother, Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, Sonthaya thanked the new sponsors and said their support has boosted the team’s spirit, along with its fortunes.
Fans can check on the progress of the team this Sunday March 13 with a home fixture against Osotspa M-150 at the Institute if Physical Education Stadium in Chonburi. Kick-off for the match is scheduled for 6.00 p.m.
AIA eastern region agency director Krit Attasara, AIA vice president of agency management, M.L. Jiraseth Sukhsawat, Pattaya United football club president Sontaya Khunplome, Mayor Ittiphol and Pattaya Mail Media Group Business Development Director Suwanthep Malhotra announce the signing of the new sponsorship deal.
Team officials, club sponsors, players and trainers pose for a group photo at the press conference.
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