Large-scale events have a new stage in downtown Bangkok with the opening of SHOW DC Arena, said to be the largest outdoor event venue in the Thai capital.
SHOW DC Arena can support a 60,000-pax event with the need for 1,000 car park spaces, a rarity in central Bangkok.
The 120 million baht (US$3.7 million) investment sits adjacent to the SHOW DC shopping centre, and bolsters the retail complex‚Äôs event offerings which already includes multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces.
Event planners needing more outdoor space can book SHOW DC Arena along with two other venues in the complex, such as the 25,000 pax SHOW DC Oasis and the 5,000 pax SHOW DC Garden.
With the new addition, SHOW DC now offers over 20,000m2 of indoor and 40,000m2 of outdoor event space, all of which can accommodate more than 150,000 people.
Goh Soo Sing, CEO of SHOW DC, said in a statement that demand for large outdoor entertainment space in the centre of Bangkok has been “huge” and enquiries from the events and entertainment industry have been growing.
‚ÄúThailand’s events and entertainment industry is a significant economic generator for the country. Through SHOW DC Arena and our additional event spaces at SHOW DC, we are well positioned to support domestic and international event organisers, and will work with organisers and brands to make Thailand a strategic events hub in the region,‚ÄĚ he added.