Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of what is slated to become India’s biggest international hockey stadium at Rourkela in Sundergarh district. The stadium, named after tribal leader Birsa Munda, will host the Hockey World Cup 2023.
Patnaik also inaugurated various development projects worth Rs 4,800 crore in the district.
“Sundargarh carries the spirit of hockey and the district has now found a prominent place in the world sports map. It is a matter of pride that Rourkela city in Sundergarh has been nominated as the 2023 Hockey World Cup venue,” Patnaik said while addressing a gathering at the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) ground.