Pattaya and Chonburi are set to officially suggest to the Thailand cabinet to build three major sports complexes for international sports in the Pattaya area.
The Pattaya City Mayor Sonthaya Khunplume told The Pattaya News yesterday, “The Chonburi EEC(Eastern Economic Corridor), The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), and Pattaya City are planning to build three ‘Chonburi Thailand Sports Complexes’.”
“The sports complexes are aimed to prepare for international sports and to be the ‘HUB’ of sports in Thailand to encourage people on exercising for good health.”
“The Thailand National Strategy is now to generate sports income and sports tourism as well as to support athletes.” The Mayor continued.
“We propose three sports complexes which are in Huayyai Near Road No 331 on a 300 rai plot of land, at the Pattaya Eastern Sports Center and the sports college in the Mueang Chonburi district.” The Mayor explained.
“These sports complexs are proposed to be ready for international sports such as for Asian sports events and Olympic games.” The Mayor continued.
“As for the Pattaya Eastern Sports Complex, it will be renovated into one of the Chonburi sports complexes. The Sports Authority of Thailand will set the budget, if approved by the Thai Cabinet.” The Mayor concluded.
The plan is part of a wider plan to develop long term sports tourism for Pattaya.
Story by The Pattaya News
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