The Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium is an international field hockey stadium situated in Rourkela, India. The stadium has been named after the tribal leader, Birsa Munda, who was a famous freedom fighter. With a seating capacity of 20,000 permanent seats, it is the largest fully seated hockey arena in the world.
Birsa Munda is also the fourth-largest field hockey stadium in the world. Unlike the other top three stadiums, which are terrace stadiums and are part of the multi-purpose sports complex, this stadium is the largest all-seater field hockey-specific stadium which was solely constructed for the purpose of conducting field hockey matches.
When India was bidding for the 2023 Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup, it was decided that another hockey stadium would have to be built within Odisha. The government then allotted 15 acres of land for building the stadium. The responsibility of constructing the stadium was then also handed over to Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO). The foundation stone of the stadium was laid by the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik in February 2021. and was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik on 5 January 2023.
The Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium is being built exclusively to host the 2023 Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup. This will be the fourth time India will host this event and it will also be the second time the world cup will be hosted in Odisha. The 2023 version of the cup will be held jointly between two cities in the state of Odisha, Bhubaneswar, and Rourkela. Along with the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium, the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar will be the other venue for the event.
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