The Bangkok Arena will be a 16,500-seat venue on the periphery of the downtown core. Photo: Handout The Bangkok Arena will be a 16,500-seat venue on the periphery of the downtown core. Photo: Handout
The Bangkok Arena will be a 16,500-seat venue on the periphery of the downtown core. Photo: Handout
Tim Noonan
Opinion

Opinion

Tim Noonan

Bangkok is about to show Hong Kong what a real ‘benchmark in sports and entertainment’ looks like

  • While the government’s price tag for the Kai Tak Sports Park is certainly great – at HK$32 billion – the end design is underwhelming at best thanks to the political realities of Hong Kong
  • The minute the Bangkok Arena opens in 2022, it will be the premier event venue in Asia, if not the world

The Bangkok Arena will be a 16,500-seat venue on the periphery of the downtown core. Photo: Handout The Bangkok Arena will be a 16,500-seat venue on the periphery of the downtown core. Photo: Handout
The Bangkok Arena will be a 16,500-seat venue on the periphery of the downtown core. Photo: Handout
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Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.