Odisha To Construct World-Class Hockey Stadium In Rourkela

Odisha main minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday introduced that a new environment-course hockey stadium would be made at Rourkela in Sundargarh district as section of preparations for the 2023 Hockey World Cup which will be hosted by the point out. The proposed stadium would be the most significant hockey stadium in India with a sitting down capacity of 20,000 persons. This is heading to redefine the sports landscape in the area, the main minister reported. The stadium together with the allied amenities will be designed as a benchmark for other hockey stadiums all around the environment, he reported, adding that it would be made above fifteen acres of land in the Biju Patnaik College of Know-how campus in Rourkela.


Asserting this in a online video message, Patnaik reported: “As we have introduced earlier, Odisha will once again be the very pleased host of the prestigious Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2023.” The tournament will be organized¬†in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, he reported.

Patnaik reported Sundergarh district is a powerhouse of hockey talent in the place and numerous wonderful hockey gamers from the district have represented the place at the worldwide degree.

The Indian hockey crew was led by gamers like Dilip Tirkey and Sunita Lakra who hailed from Sundergarh district.

“Recognition of hockey can be noticed across the district. The support of persons of the district to hockey gamers is unparalleled wherever in the environment,” Patnaik reported.

He included: “As a tribute to the contribution of Sundergarh to Indian hockey, I would like to announce that we will establish a new worldwide degree hockey stadium in Rourkela with a seating capacity of 20,000.”

The stadium will have all the fashionable facilities and will supply a one of a kind knowledge, Patnaik reported. “I hope it will arise as the finest venue for hockey in the environment”, he included.


Not long ago, a higher-degree crew which include senior officials from the point out government, Intercontinental Federation of Hockey(FIH), Division of Sporting activities and Youth Products and services and Hockey India had frequented Rourkela to evaluate the infrastructure and allied amenities in the city for hosting the prestigious hockey World Cup.

The work to produce artificial hockey turf in each and every ofthe 17 blocks of Sundargarh district has previously commenced, resources reported.

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