BMA brainstorms further use for Futsal Arena


BANGKOK, 21 November 2012  – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has begun looking into putting its recently built Futsal Arena to further use.

Deputy Permanent Secretary for the BMA Manit Techa-apichoke revealed yesterday that the BMA has ordered the Nongjok Futsal Arena’s contractor to complete construction by April of next year with a 180-day extension. He explained that last year’s flood crisis caused damage to the site and added 500 million baht to its cost, as well as delays to its completion.

Mr. Manit disclosed that once all 5 phases of the project are completed, the BMA’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism will take charge of the field. Management of the stadium is to be similar to that of Queen Sirikit Convention Center and the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre.

Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumband Paribatra has suggested that the venue be developed into a world center formartial arts, such as Muay Thai, taekwondo, and judo, so that it can be used to its greatest potential.