Friday, July 25, 2008


Chonburi Cash In

In a league where teams like TOT, KTB and PEA hardly roll off the toungue it is hardly surprising that a club that appeals to a region is finding success both locally and regionally.

Chonburi is on the eastern seaboard of Thailand, a booming area of industrial parks and tourism. Now they have secured a healthy dose of cash to develop their new stadium and raise their profile.

Taken from the Bangkok Post

Big boost for Chonburi

Thailand Premier League champions Chonburi FC received a huge financial boost when they signed a sponsorship deal worth 18 million baht with Hemaraj Land and Development Plc yesterday. The property developer will be the club's main sponsor for three years starting next season.
Chonburi manager Vittaya Khunpluem said the money would help strengthen the team's bid in the Thai league and the AFC Champions League.
The club is constructing a new 15,000-seat stadium to be their home ground which is expected to be complete in the middle of next year, he said.
Vittaya said the club aimed to become the number one football team in Thailand in terms of both results and marketing.
Arguably the best organised football club in Thailand, Chonburi are looking for players from Brazil, Argentina, Ivory Coast and Cameroon, he said.
Hemaraj chairman Sawad Horrungruang said the firm, whose main business is in Chon Buri and Rayong, wanted to help encourage the young to play sports.
He hoped that the sponsorship would also help football development in Thailand in general.


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