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Lumpinee Boxing Stadium to reopen next week
Nov 19. 2020
By The Nation
Bangkok’s Lumpinee Boxing Stadium will reopen from November 24 onwards after being closed since March 14 when an event there generated a cluster of Covid-19 cases.
Three people are believed to have died from complications to infections picked up at a Muay Thai match at the stadium.
Lt-General Suchart Dangprapai, the new president of Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, said on Tuesday that the management will strictly adhere to measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 and that boxing events will be held every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
“The first match will be held next Tuesday, which will also be broadcast live on Royal Thai Army Radio and Channel 5 from 8.30pm to 10.30pm,” he said, adding that only about 1,050 tickets will be sold for the event.
He said he has many other plans to promote the stadium, including holding boxing matches outside, allowing children to watch matches for free, hiring former boxers as coaches and broadcasting boxing matches online.
“We are discussing these plans with several agencies, including the Culture Ministry, Tourism Authority of Thailand the Professional Boxing Association of Thailand,” he added.