2011 Thai Premier League season kicks off on Feb 12 (15/01/2011)



The 2011 Thai Premier League season will kick off on Feb 12 with two-time defending champions Muang Thong United going to Army United.

Buriram PEA, last season's runners-up, will travel to BEC Tero Sasana, while Chonburi FC are at home to League Cup champions Thai Port FC.

The season ends on Oct 2. The TPL becomes bigger in the upcoming season with 18 teams, two more than last season.

Army had originally been relegated at the end of last season but the TPL suddenly extended the number of the participating teams to 18, handing them the chance to remain in the top flight.

Other matches on the opening day are Pattaya v Bangkok Glass; Khon Kaen v Osotspa; Insee Police v TOT CAT; Chiang Rai v TTM; Si Sa Ket v Navy Rayong; and Sri Racha v SCG .

Source : http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/216486/2011-thai-premier-league-season-kicks-off-on-feb-12