Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra and Secretary to Chief Minister VK Pandian visited Rourkela to review the progress of work on Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium and other development projects.
As per a press release from the government, upon reaching Rourkela, the team first reviewed the progress of the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium at BPUT Campus and advised the officials concerned to expedite the work for the timely completion of the project.
Odisha is the host for the 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup. The world cup matches will be held jointly at Kalinga Hockey Stadium Bhubaneswar and the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium at Rourkela.
“This sports facility is going to be the country’s largest hockey stadium. Astroturf will be laid at the stadium as per the standards of the International Hockey Federation. The stadium will have a spectator capacity of over 20,000. Practice turfs, advanced fitness centre and floodlights for nighttime matches have been provisioned at the stadium,” added the release.