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Ahead of World Cup, Rourkela To Get India’s Largest Hockey Stadium

Co-host of the Men’s Hockey World Cup, Rourkela will be getting the largest hockey stadium in the country.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made the announcement through a video message on Thursday. The stadium will have a seating capacity of 20,000 persons.

“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 Chief Minister said.

The stadium and the allied facilities will be developed as a benchmark for other Hockey stadiums globally, he added.

Spread over 15 acres of land, the stadium will be constructed in the Biju Patnaik University of Technology campus, Rourkela.

Along with Rourkela, Bhubaneswar will be co-hosting the Hockey World Cup in 2023.

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