In the past, athletics competitions were held in the course of Suan Ku LarbWittayalai School. Later in 1934, Naval Commander LuangSupphachalasai, the first Royal Thai Naval and Director of Physical Education ordered to move the course to SanamLuang (Royal Plaza) and made a contract leasing the land in TambonWangmai and Chulalongkorn University. The area is the former Windsor Palace and is later transformed into the present stadium and central physical education center called “SanamKritaSathan.” Later in 1938, the Department moved to the new stadium and officially moved the annual public male athletics competition to the stadium. King AnandaMahidol presided over the competition. Then on 4 May, 1941, the Department was renamed into “SanamSupachalasaiKritaSathan” or popularly called “SanamSupachalasai” or “National Stadium”Nowadays, the stadium is under supervision of Office of Sports and Recreation or the former Department of Physical Education and has returned some areas to Chulalongkorn University. The stadium is now used as Office of Sports and Recreation as well as several recreation-and-sports-related associations.The stadium has various vital roles such as a tourism attraction, an information and news center, a public service center, a center promoting students’ activities and recreation, a sports and health science center, a sports ground, a recreation place, the Muay Thai Conservation Center Of Thailand, a modern IT center for sports and recreation. What’s more, the stadium is often used as a place for holding various national important sports competitions such as the first South-East Asia Peninsular Games or SEAP Games, the fifth Asian Games, the fourth South-East Asia Peninsular Games, the 16th ASEAN Games, the eighth South-East Asia Peninsular Games or SEAP Games, the King and the Queen’s Cup football competitions.For more information, the stadium is located 154, Rama 1 Road, Wang Mai Sub-district, Patumwan District, Bangkok. If you would like to use the stadium, please contact 02?2165591, 02?2140120extension3010,3011or fax 02?2141801.