India’s Largest Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, Odisha Nears Completion

India’s Largest Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, Odisha Nears Completion

The construction work of India's largest Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, Odisha will be completed by October this year, as per the official statement released by the state government. The 20,000-capacity Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium will be the venue to host the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023. Read more about this stadium in detail below at SURFACES REPORTER (SR): 

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hockey-stadium-india-rourkela-odishaNamed after a freedom fighter ‘Birsa Munda’, the stadium on the campus of the Biju Patnaik University of Technology in Rourkela will set a new benchmark in international stadium design for hockey, providing one of the best spectator experiences in the world. 

hockey-stadium-india-rourkela-odishaOnce the project is finished in October, the building will be inspected by the FIH (International Hockey Federation) officials and then the test event will happen before the World Cup.

Sustainable, Functional and Cost-Effective 

Sprawled over an area of over 20 acres of land, the project will be an archetype of sustainable, functional and cost-effective design. The stadium is equipped with all modern-day facilities to deliver the top matchday experience. Each seat in the stadium will have undisturbed sightlines. The stadium allows spectators to sit close to the pitch, which facility is yet not available at any other hockey stadium in the world.

hockey-stadium-india-rourkela-odisha“This Rs 200 crore stadium will boast state-of-the-art facilities, a tunnel connecting the changing room and practice pitch along with a fitness centre and a hydro-therapy pool around the pitch. It will have a separate accommodation facility that is coming alongside and will be at an additional cost of Rs 100 crore. This facility will house the players, staff and officials during the match events,” the official explained.

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“The stadium is spread over 20 acres of land on the campus of Biju Patnaik University of Technology in Rourkela. It will set a new benchmark in global stadium design for hockey, offering one of the finest spectator experiences in the world.

hockey-stadium-india-rourkela-odishaChief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid down the foundation of this stadium in February 2021, and since then, despite challenges of Coronavirus, Cyclone and extremely high temperatures, the work has been going on in full swing and the project is now nearing completion.

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