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India’s Largest Hockey Stadium to be Built in Rourkela, Announces Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik


Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday introduced {that a} new world-class hockey stadium, which might be the most important stadium for the game within the nation, might be in-built Rourkela.

The stadium, with a sitting capability of 20,000, will function the second venue for the Males’s Hockey World Cup scheduled to be performed in 2023. One other venue is Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

Unfold over 15 acres of land, the stadium might be constructed within the Biju Patnaik College of Expertise campus, Rourkela.

“As we have announced earlier, Odisha will once again be the proud host of the prestigious Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2023. The tournament will be organised both in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela,” mentioned Patnaik in a video message.

He additional mentioned Sundargarh district is a powerhouse of hockey expertise and lots of nice hockey gamers from the district have represented the nation on the worldwide stage.

“The Indian team led by players like Dilip Tirkey and Sunita Lakra have brought laurels for the country. The popularity of hockey can be seen across the district. The support of people of the district to hockey players is unparalleled anywhere in the world,” mentioned Patnaik.

“As a tribute to the contribution of Sundargarh to Indian hockey, I would like to announce that we will build a new international level hockey stadium in Rourkela with a seating capacity of 20,000,” he added.

The stadium may have all the trendy facilities and is touted to supply a singular expertise.

“I hope it will emerge as the best venue for field hockey in the world,” Patnaik mentioned.

Just lately, a high-level crew, together with senior officers from the state authorities, Worldwide Federation of Hockey (FIH), Division of Sports activities and Youth Providers and Hockey India, had visited Rourkela. They reviewed the infrastructure and allied amenities within the metropolis to host the World Cup in 2023.



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