Football or soccer has long been an extremely popular sport in Thailand while futsal is coming along quite well in recent years (Thailand was the host for the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup).
Phuket is responding to the needs of many footballers and athletes who enjoy practicing their kicking skills or those who just want to have some fun with their mates. It has a good number of private high-quality football and futsal artificial grass (aka Astroturf) pitches around the island.
These mini football fields are up to international standards and the cost of their construction and installation was not cheap. Surprisingly, hiring a pitch is not too expensive – usually around 800 – 1,200 baht per hour. With this you’ll get the usual items including locker rooms, toilets, shower, café/restaurant, and parking space.
Many of the pitches offer special promotions from time to time such as free drinking water and Wi-Fi. Typically, football fields in Phuket are available for rent from noon to about midnight.
All the Phuket pitches share similar rules:
- No smoking except in the smoking area(s) provided
- Players have to wear appropriate sport outfits for the game (no jeans, no flip-flops, no studs allowed)
- Limited numbers of players on each side, some pitches allow seven and some nine players
- No quarrel or fighting during the game. If things get out of hand, the owners reserve the right to call off the game and send everyone home
- No alcohol, pets and any gambling at any of the pitches
List of artificial grass pitches in Phuket
TX Park Soccer Stadium: offers two indoor and two outdoor pitches, a restaurant, Wi-Fi, pool table, lockers and CCTV.
Location: Behind Phuket Rajabhat University, next to Samkong community market (or taladnad in Samkong)
Tel: +66 (0) 76 523 319
Phuket Futsal Stadium: The first futsal artificial grass pitch on the island. Facilities include a restaurant and lockers. The field can be booked for playing any time of the day
Location: Next to Makro Phuket on Wichitsongkram Road
Tel: +66 (0) 89 876 8899
Phuket Soccer Arena (PSA): Probably the biggest outdoor artificial football field in the south of Thailand. It provides a club house service as well as many extra services and even can supply players in case you don’t have the numbers
Location: Ong Sim Phai Road, Phuket Town
Tel: +66 (0) 83 392 2244 7
Soccer Club Phuket: Owned and run by a footballer who also runs a football school named 7 Soccer Academy. There are three seven-a-side football pitches and parking space for over 50 cars
Location: Daorung Area, Chaofa Road
Tel: +66 (0) 87 624 0077
Football Island: Offers a high-quality covered artificial grass pitch (45 x 25 meter). Also offers free Wi-Fi, drinks and snacks, showers and toilets
Open: 17:00 – 24:00 on weekdays and 18:00 – 24:00 at weekends
Location: HeadStart International School, Wichitsongkram Rd opposite Makro, Kathu
Tel: +66 (0) 85 585 1133
JT Phuket Soccer Club: Offers a 20 X 40 metre pitch. They welcome you even if you don’t have a full team
Open: 09.00 - 24.00
Location: Soi Takdad, near Prince of Songkla University
Tel: +66 (0) 83 173 1666
Patong Football Club: Offers three 30 x 50 metre pitches, good for 7-9 players a team
Location: Soi Nanai, Patong
Tel: +66 (0) 90 065 9722