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Legendary Lumpini Boxing Stadium to hold last boxing match Friday before moving to new high capacity stadium on Ram Intra Road.

The legendary Lumpini Boxing Stadium will open to the public for the last time on Friday, with a host of high-profile Thai boxers fighting it out on the canvas to mark the end of an era.


End of an era for Muay Thai at Lumpini


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Inside Lumpini Boxing Stadium during a nighttime fight. (Source: Wikipedia)

Leading fighters including Petboonchu Borplaboonchu and Seanchai PK Saenchaimuaythaigym will step into the ring at the 57-year-old stadium in Bangkok’s central district on Friday. The ticket price for the event will be 400 baht for Thai citizens.

On normal fight nights, foreigners must pay 2,000 baht for ringside seats at the stadium, 1,500 baht for second-storey seats and 1,000 baht for third-storey seats.

The first Thai boxing competition at Lumpini Boxing Stadium took place on March 15, 1956. The venue - managed by Royal Thai Army - officially opened in December of the same year.

From Feb 11, the stadium will move to its new home on Ram Intra Road, which has the capacity to accommodate audiences of up to 3,500.

The ring bell that rings at the end of each round of a boxing match, located ringside at Lumpini Boxing Stadium (Source: Wikipedia)

The Army Welfare Department decided the stadium needed a bigger home away from the traffic-clogged heart of the city and granted permission for the use of its sports facility to build a new, spruced-up stadium.

Lumpini has hosted numerous historic Muay Thai matches over the decades, making it a mecca for boxers the world over. 

The Thai boxing (Muay Thai) champion belt located at Lumpini Boxing Stadium. (Source: Wikipedia)


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a host of : many -

accommodate : to provide a place for someone; to provide enough space for something or someone - จัดที่อยู่ให้, ให้ที่พักพิง, บรรจุ

audience : the group of people gathered in one place to watch or listen to a play, film, someone speaking, etc. - ผู้ชม

belt : a long narrow piece of leather, cloth, etc. that you wear around the waist - เข็มขัด

boxing ring : the place where boxers fight during a boxing competition or match - เวทีมวย

canvas : a strong heavy rough material used for making tents, sails, etc., - ผ้าใบ,เต็นท์

capacity : the total amount or number that can be handled or contained - ปริมาณสูงสุดที่จะรับได้

champion : winner; the winner of a sports competition - ผู้ชนะเลิศ, ผู้ที่ได้คะแนนสูงสุดในการแข่งขัน

championship : a competition to find the best player or team in a sport or game - การแข่งขันเพื่อได้ตัวผู้ชนะเลิศ

citizen : someone who has the right to live permanently in a particular country - พลเมือง 

clogged : blocked, so that nothing can get through - ตัน

competition : an organised event in which people try to win prizes by being better than other people - การแข่งขัน

decade : a period of ten years - ทศวรรษ, ระยะเวลา 10 ปี

era : a period of time that has a particular quality or character - ยุค, สมัย

event (noun): an organised occasion such as a sports competition, party, or exhibition - การแข่งขัน, งาน, งานกสังคม

facility (noun): a building, equipment, etc., used for a particular purpose - โรงงาน, สถานบริการ, สิ่งก่อสร้าง, สิ่งอำนวยความสะดวก

fighter : one of the people in a fight or boxing match - นักสู้, นักรบ, นักมวย

fights : To carry on, or wage, as a conflict, or battle; to win or gain by struggle, as one's way - การทะเลาะ, ถกเถียง, ต่อสู้, มีปากมีเสียงกัน

grant : to officially give something - ให้

heart : centre (of an activity) - ศูนย์กลาง

high-profile : receiving a lot of attention from the public - ที่มีชื่อ ที่ได้รับความสนใจจากสาธารณชน

historic : old and of historical importance - ที่สำคัญในประวัติศาสตร์

host : to provide the space and other things necessary for a special event - ทำหน้าที่เป็นเจ้าภาพ, เป็นผู้จัดรายการ

leading (adjective): among the first and most important in a group - ชั้นหนึ่ง, ชั้นแนวหน้า, ชั้นนำ

legendary : very famous or well known for a long time -

Lumpini Boxing Stadium : an indoor sporting arena located in Bangkok, Thailand. It has become the symbol of modern Muay Thai. (Source: Wikipedia) - สนามมวยเวทีลุมพินี

mark (verb): to show that something is happening or happened - เป็นเครืองแสดง เป็นการเริ่มต้น

match : a sports competition - การแข่งขัน

mecca : a great place to some activity such as sport where a lot of people go to do it -

normal (adj.): typical, usual or ordinary; what you would expect - ปกติ, ภาวะปกติ

numerous : many - มากมาย

permission : allowing someone to do something - การอนุญาต,การอนุมัติ,การยินยอม

public : open to people in general - สาธารณะ

ringside : the area around the place where a boxing match takes place - บริเวณใกล้เวทีมวย

round : one of a series of events, activities, etc. - รอบ

spruce up : repair something and make it new like new again -

stadium : a large closed area of land with rows of seats around the sides and often with no roof which is used for sports events and musical performances - สนามกีฬาที่มีอัฒจันทร์โดยรอบ

storey (noun): a level in a structure; a level in a building - ชั้น, ชั้นของตึกหรืออาคาร

took place (verb): happened (in the past) -

traffic (noun): the number of cars, trucks and other vehicles traveling along a road at one time - การจราจร

venue : a place where a public event or meeting takes place - สถานที่ชุมนุม


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