50th Anniversary of Sports Authority of Thailand (2014)


Rajamangala National Stadium


 Issue Name: 50th Anniversary of Sports Authority of Thailand
 Thai Issue Name: 50 ปี การกีฬาแห่งประเทศไทย
 Issue Date: 2014/2557-10-17
 Cause: To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Sports Authority of Thailand, which was established on 12th September 1964 as the Sports Organization of Thailand, a State Enterprise under the supervision of the Office of the Prime Minister.
 Catalogue Number: 2014/42
 Denomination: 3 Baht
 Unused Value: 4 Baht
 Used Value 1 Baht
 Thailex Collection: n/a
 Size: 30 x 48 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 500,000 pieces per design
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand

Rajamangala National Stadium, the biggest stadium in Thailand and the main stadium inside the Hua Mahk Sports Complex, which is administered by the Sports Authority of Thailand (fig.). It was built to celebrate the 5th Birthday Cycle, i.e. the 60th Anniversary, of King Bhumipon Adunyadet on 5 December 1987, as well as to mark the Longest Reign Celebrations for his Majesty's 42 years and 23 days on the Throne in July 1988, an event which in Thai is known as Phra Rajaphitthi Ratchamangala Phisek, from which the name of the stadium is derived and of which the royal logo is affixed on the stadium's facade. It officially opened in 1998, in time to host the 13th Asian Games.

 Related Link: Rajamangala National Stadium, Bhumipon Adunyadet, Wan Chaleum Phra Chonma Phansa, Ramkamhaeng sports' statues, 13th Asian Games (1st Series), 13th Asian Games (2nd Series), Bird's Nest