Chula-Thammasat Traditional Football Match
Chula-Thammasat Traditional Football Match is the annual soccer match between the two most famous universities in Thailand, Chulalongkorn University (CU) and Thammasat University (TU), in January at Suphachalasai Stadium. It has been a tradition since 1935 or over 60 years. It’s not just any football match. It’s a big thing. It’s the match that many people have been waiting for. Why? Because there are more to it than a friendly football match. Watch out for a huge parade mocking Thai politics, performances by CU and TU bands, and star quality cheerleaders that makes your mouth drools.
When you arrive at the stadium, you’ll see CU people in pink and TU people in red and yellow. Despite the fact that pink associates with femininity, Thai men don’t seem to have any problem wearing pink. The city will be filled with people in pink, red and yellow, so don’t be surprised if you go to Siam on 20th January. The CU and TU shirts are available for your purchase in CU and TU university stores and before the match.
If you’re interested in watching the 63rd Chula-Thammasat Traditional Football Match at the stadium, just take the BTS and get off at National Stadium. You can buy the tickets outside the stadium, and also try to make sure you sit in the right zone. Prefer to stay home? Just flip on your TV. I’m sure there will be the live version of the match. Either way, make sure you’re seated before the 5.00 pm kickoff time.