Biggest Hockey Stadium in India: After successful organization of Hockey World Cup 2018, Odisha is once again ready to host Hockey World Cup 2023. This World Cup will be played in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. Where 15,000 people can sit in the existing Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar. At the same time, the new Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela will have a seating arrangement of 20,000 people. This will be the biggest hockey stadium in India. The International Hockey Stadium is being built, which will have a seating arrangement of 20,000 people, which will get the status of the largest hockey stadium in India.
The work will be completed by October
Regarding this, a state government official said that the construction work of Birsa Munda Stadium is still going on and it will be completed by October this year. “After that FIH (International Hockey Federation) officials will come here for inspection and then there will be a test program to approve it before the World Cup,” the official said. Named after freedom fighter ‘Birsa Munda’, the stadium has been prepared to host the Hockey World Cup with all modern facilities. “The stadium is spread over 20 acres of land on the campus of Biju Patnaik Technological University in Rourkela,” the statement said. It will set a new benchmark in global stadium design for hockey.”
All facilities will be available
“This stadium will have a training ground with state-of-the-art facilities, changing rooms, a fitness center and a hydro-therapy pool. It will have a separate accommodation facility, with an additional cost of Rs 100 crore,” the official said. It is being built at a cost. This facility will be there for the players, staff and officials during the match.”
Sundergarh district is considered for hockey
Sundergarh district is considered for hockey and Rourkela city in the district has given birth to many international players especially including Dilip Tirkey, Lazarus Barla. This stadium of Rourkela will be considered as the pride of Sundergarh district, which will help in preparing hockey players from a very young age. Like the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, the Birsa Munda International Stadium will boost the hockey infrastructure of the place, paving the way for the hockey champions. The foundation of this stadium was laid by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in February 2021 and since then despite the challenges of Covid, cyclone and scorching heat, the work is going on at full speed and will be ready on time.
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