Bangkok, Chon Buri and Songkhla have officially been selected to host the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 2025.
The decision was made by a remote committee meeting of the Sports Authority of Thailand -- presided over by Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon yesterday.
Aside from the 33rd SEA Games, the meeting also discussed the selection of a province to host the 13th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Para Games, as well as a budget allocation from the National Sports Development Fund. Bangkok, Chon Buri and Songkhla will be the main provinces to host the SEA Games on Dec 9-20, 2025, while Nakhon Ratchasima will host the Asean Para Games on Jan 20-26, 2026.
Gen Prawit urged provinces that are selected as the main hosts of major events to ensure their preparedness to organise international sports competitions. The committee also acknowledged its annual budgets for expenditure, investment and reserve funds, as well as key performance indicators in the first quarter.