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Arsenal Soccer School – Soccer & Beachvolleyball in Bangkok [review]

When looking for places to play football (soccer, for my American friends acquaintances) you are quite likely to come across one of the ‘soccer (Argh!) schools’ here in Bangkok. One of them is the Arsenal Soccer School in the Prah Khanong district of the city of angels. As I often end up playing Beachvolleyball there as they are one of the few venues with a Beachvolleyball court for rent, I thought I’ll let you know my thoughts about this place.

Location of Arsenal Soccer School

It’s located in the Prah Khanong district of Bangkok which is not that far away from the city center. Once you arrive in Prah Khanong you would have to make your way down to Soi Pridi Banomyong 21 which is not that far, but far enough to not walk from the BTS.

If you arrive via public transport (BTS stop Phra Khanong) I would suggest to grab a motorcycle taxi for 30 THB down to “Arsenal”. They all know that place. Otherwise you could also grab a cab (40 THB, but mind the traffic! Could take forever) or a local songthaew (minibus, also traffic problem).

The exact location is here on the map.

Prices at Arsenal Soccer School

I haven’t inquired about football prices but it’s said to be rather expensive (if I’m not mistake about 6k – depending on if you need the big pitch or the small futsal ones) – that’s with all such places though. For Beachvolleyball it’s 1,000 THB per hour. 1,200 THB if you need the flood lights at night. That might give you some indication towards the prices for the football pitch as well.

Atmosphere & Facilities at Arsenal Soccer School

The atmosphere obviously depends on who you play with or against but in terms of staff and location: It could be better. The staff isn’t really attentive and often times acts as if you would disturb them. Sorry for making you money. :-/

The facilities are basic (locker room, shower) but are getting crappier each year as they don’t really seem to try to maintain them that well. Showers are broken regularly, locker rooms are pretty fucked up, benches broken…it still does its job meaning you can change in there and it’s not disgusting or anything but it’s certainly far away from anything resembling a ‘real’ locker room.

Again I can’t say much about the pitch quality but from the outside it also looks as if the pitches have seen better days. For the Beachvolleyball court and net: They’re also not really trying to maintain a good quality here. I don’t think that they maintain the sand court at all and the net is also rather crappy these days with the posts looking like they’re from Pisa. Again: It does its job, but nothing more.

Sascha Funk

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Sascha is the publisher of my-thai.org and switched from an online marketing agency life in Europe to a teaching and education life in Thailand. He also writes about Teaching & Technology.

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  • Prakin Chatteeraphat

    This place is an interesting place. As a person who grew up in Bangkok, I did not know that we have the beachvolleyball court in Bangkok before. 😂 However, the soccer pitch seem to be so nice and well maintain though. As I do some research about the field, this place is considered to in the top5 of many reviewed website. The price is considered to be a decent price for that location though. I once want play soccer at this place. By the way, thank you for your information.

  • Thx for the comment. I think it used to be a really good place but over the past year the quality really decreased. But if the price is decent, that’s obviously OK then.

  • Mix Nuttapol

    I’am interested in this place. Personally, I like exercise such as playing football, fitness gym, as well as walking which beachvolleyball is my dream to play it. I always challenge myself to play new sports so if I have freetime, I will persuade my friend to go this place.

  • Booker Vannapruk

    I really like this place. I have been there once in my high school day. However, I never try beach volleyball before so next time that I go there I will try it for sure because I want to try something else from football. I think football pitch and lounge of this football field is well ; thus, I want to go there again. Thank you for the information :)

  • So you’re basically disagreeing with my assessment and still thanking me for it? I appreciate the politeness, but fail to see how that makes sense ;-) Also it really got downhill over the past year in terms of quality there.

  • Why though? The review states it’s not really good. Why would you still want to go there?

  • Booker Vannapruk

    No sir, just in my opinion I think that if the quality of the place is decrease and not good like in the pass few years is fine for me due to it price is affordable for college/university students. However if they raise the price it would not be good and for sure I would not go there ;thus, I didn’t see a volleyball beach place that much in Bangkok. I mean I’m really fine with the affordable price in Bangkok or Urban area.

  • Cb Work

    I am the one who love to play football, which when I was young, I have ever decided to join in this school, but unfortunately,the price is too expensive hahaha. There are many football schools in Bangkok, such as Arsenal, Inter Milan, Real madrid, and so on. It is the place for people who interested to play football especially for children and also the beginner. So I really like this place because they have many professional football instructors. :)

  • Ananda Chuensomsong

    Looking from the photos, I couldn’t see the difference between this football field and other normal fields. I wouldn’t spend extra money for nothing ‘extra’ or unique. Thanks for your Article!