Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today, announced a new World Class Hockey Stadium in Rourkela City which would be the biggest stadium for Hockey in India with a sitting capacity of 20 thousand. He said that the stadium is going to redefine the sports landscape in the region.
Chief Minister said that as announced earlier, Odisha will once again be proud host of the prestigious Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2023 and the tournament will be organised both in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.
Chief Minister while describing Sundargarh district as our powerhouse of hockey talent said that many great hockey players of the district have represented the country at the International level. He also said that popularity of hockey can be seen across the district and support of the people of the district to hockey players is unparalleled anywhere in the world.
Chief Minister said that the stadium along with the allied facilities will be developed as a benchmark for other Hockey stadiums around the world. He further said that the stadium, spreading over 15 acres of land, with all the modern amenities will be constructed in the Biju Patnaik University of Technology campus, Rourkela.