Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the World Cup Village at Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium Complex in Rourkela.
The World Cup Village has been developed within record nine months and flaunts 225 rooms with all amenities befitting the stature of the Men’s Hockey World Cup. The World Cup Village will house the teams and officials during the upcoming Hockey World Cup.
Sports and Youth Services Minister Tusharkanti Behera, Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey, 5T Secretary VK Pandian, Sports department Secretary R. Vineel Krishna, IDCO MD Bhupendra Singh Poonia, Hockey India Secretary General Bholanath Singh, and senior officials of the state government and Hockey India were present during the inaugural ceremony.
The World Cup Village along with the Hockey Practice Centre and the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium will offer a holistic environment for the hockey players.
Notably, Odisha will host Men’s Hockey World Cup-2023 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela from January 13 and 29.