The Chang Free Kick stadium in Central Pattaya will play host to the 2nd Pattaya Midnight Football Tournament, scheduled to start at the end of January.
Organizers say the matches will be conducted after most people have finished work, between 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. and sixty teams, separated into four divisions, are expected to take part with each team featuring 7 squad members. Over 100,000 baht in prize money plus trophies will be up for grabs.
The main purpose behind the event is to provide night workers with some entertainment and a chance to exercise for good health and to deter them from drink and drug vices. Pattaya staged a similar tournament 4 years ago which proved to be a great success.