The objective of this research was to study political and economic factors affecting the conflict of professional football league management in the eastern region. The Chanthaburi Football Club (Chanthaburi FC) was studied in this research. The historical approach of qualitative research with the study of primary sources, observation and in-depth interview was applied to this research. The key informants were groups of people with political and economic capital who were involved in the conflict of the Chanthaburi Football Club from the year 2010 to 2012. The major results revealed the following economic factors which affected the Chanthaburi Football Club.
The conflict of interest in the entertainment businesses which was found in the two groups of capital investors: local politicians and private corporations. The conflict between the Chanthaburi Provincial Sport Association and Chanthaburi Football Club brought difficulties to the professional football league management in Chanthaburi. The political factors affecting the professional football league management were the conflict between the Chief Executive of Chanthaburi Provincial
Administration Organization and the Deputy Chief Executive of Chanthaburi Provincial Administration Organization. The disagreement affected the management and budgets of the professional football club and brought the failure of the Chanthaburi Football Club administration.