Thai-Japanese Stadium (Thai-Japanese Bangkok Youth Center)
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Description: Thai-Japanese Stadium
Main stadium of the Bangkok Youth Centre bears the name honouring Thai-Japanese friendship. Rightly so, because it was the cooperation of both countries that made it exist today. In 1980 Thailand and Japan signed an agreement that saw both of them participate financially in this extensive project.
Altogether, over a period of two years infrastructure enabling training in 22 sports disciplines was created by Japanese Obayashi Corporation. The Japanese financial contribution stood at some ¥1 billion, over 50% of the total cost.
The stadium houses Bangkok United of the Thai Premier League. It used to hold over 10,000 people, but was downsized after conversion to an all-seater in 1999. This is when it held the closing ceremony of 1999 ASEAN University Games.