Naveen Patnaik who is the Chief Minister of Odisha Chief on 24th December, Thursday announced about a new world-class hockey stadium. The new hockey stadium would be constructed at Rourkela place which is in the district of Sundargarh. This project will be a part of preparations that are going on for the Hockey World Cup in the year 2023 which will be hosted by the state.
This stadium would be the largest hockey stadium in our country India. This stadium will have a with a seating capacity for around 20,000 people. The Chief Minister said that this is going to redefine the sports landscape and the way people take it in the region.
He said that this stadium will be built along with different types of allied facilities and this will be considered as a benchmark for all the other hockey stadiums which are around the world, he added saying that this stadium would be constructed over the 15 acres of land. This 15v acre of land will be in the Biju Patnaik University of Technology campus which is in Rourkela.
This was announced in a video message and Patnaik said that as they have announced before also, Odisha will once again be the proud host for organising the prestigious Men’s Hockey World Cup for the year 2023. He also said that the tournament will be organized both in Bhubaneswar and also in Rourkela.
Patnaik said Sundergarh district both are a powerhouse for the hockey talent that we have in the country and also many great hockey players from this district have represented the country at an international level.
The Indian hockey team was led and managed by the splendid players like that of Dilip Tirkey and Sunita Lakra, they both were the one who hailed from Sundergarh district.
And so he said that the popularity of hockey can be seen across that district.
Patnaik said that the support of people of that district to hockey players have no equal comparison from anywhere in the world.
He said that as a tribute to the contribution that Sundergarh had made for the Indian Hockey, he would like to announce that they will build a new International level Hockey Stadium in Rourkela itself and the stadium will be with a seating capacity of 20,000 people.
He also said that the stadium will have all kinds of modern amenities and it will also give a unique experience. He said that he hopes that it will give out as the best venue for the hockey and the hockey matches in the World.
Recently, a team of people visited Rourkela so that they can review the infrastructure and the allied facilities that the stadium will be having in the steel city for hosting the prestigious hockey world cup. The team visited which also included senior officials from the state government, also the International Federation of Hockey which is known as the FIH, and the Department of Sports.
The sources also said that the work has already started to build the synthetic hockey turf in each of the 17 blocks of the Sundargarh district.