Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday introduced that India’s greatest hockey stadium will come up at Rourkela and the 20,000-capacity facility will host matches of FIH males’s World Cup in 2023.
Unfold over 15 acres of land, the stadium might be constructed within the Biju Patnaik College of Expertise campus.
Saying this in a video message, Patnaik mentioned, “As we’ve got introduced earlier, Odisha will as soon as once more be the proud host of the distinguished males’s hockey World Cup in 2023.”
The event might be organised each in capital metropolis Bhubaneswar and Rourkela in Sundargarh district.
Many famend gamers from the district, comparable to Dilip Tirkey and Sunita Lakra, have represented the nation on the worldwide stage.
Recognition of hockey will be seen throughout the district.
“As a tribute to the contribution of Sundargarh to Indian hockey, I want to announce that we’ll construct a brand new worldwide stage stadium in Rourkela with a seating capability of 20,000.
“The stadium can have all the trendy facilities and can provide a singular expertise. I hope it should emerge as the perfect venue for subject hockey within the World,” the CM mentioned.
Not too long ago, a high-level workforce 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 services within the metropolis to host the distinguished occasion.
The work to develop artificial hockey turf in every of the 17 blocks of Sundargarh district has already commenced.