Rourkela, 24/12: In a piece of good news for the people of Rourkela and Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced that the country’s largest hockey stadium will be constructed in Rourkela which will host the Men’s Hockey World Cup-2023. It will host the world cup along with the Kalinga Stadium.
The hockey stadium in Rourkela will have a capacity of 20,000 with various facilities. The stadium will spread over 15 acres of land,. The stadium will be constructed on the campus of Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Rourkela.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced this news by a video message.He Said,”
Chief Minister Sri Patnaik said, “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 organized both in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.Sundargarh district is our powerhouse of Hockey Talent.Many great hockey players from the district have represented the country at the international level.The India 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.As a tribute to the contribution of Sundargarh to Indian Hockey, I would like to announce that we will built a new International level Hockey Stadium in Rourkela with a seating capacity of 20,000.”The stadium will have all the modern amenities and will offer a unique experience.I hope it will emerge as the best venue for Field Hockey in the World.”