All over the world Hockey fans are excited to watch the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela on January 13th, 2023. The 16 elite hockey teams from across the world will participate in 44 matches at two state-of-the-art Odisha venues: the new ‘jewel’ of hockey, the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela with a seating capacity of over 20,000, and the iconic Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar with a sitting capacity of over 15,000. As declared by Hockey India Federation the sale and redemption of in the stadium box office will begin on December 19th. Rourkela will host 20 matches, Bhubaneswar will host 24, including cross-overs, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Final.
Fans can purchase and redeem match tickets at the Box Office, which is located at the Reserve Police Line Ground, near Gate No. 8 of the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Meanwhile, fans in Rourkela can get their tickets from Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium Gate 6 – (East & South Stand) and Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium Gate 2- (North & West Stand).
Timing for the same will be starting on Monday, December 19th, the Kalinga Stadium and Rourkela Stadium box offices will be open from 1100 hours until 1900 hours.
“We have already hosted some of the major international tournaments in Bhubaneswar over the years at the iconic Kalinga Stadium. This time, the action will also spread to Rourkela at the newly-built Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium, which will open doors for hockey fans from different parts of the state of Odisha and India to watch the matches live at the stadium. We hope to see a packed crowd across all the matches as we join together to show our love and support for the sport of hockey,” as declared by Mr. Dilip Tirkey, President of India Hockey.
The 16 teams competing in the tournament are Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands, India, Argentina, Germany, New Zealand, England, France, Korea, Malaysia, Spain, South Africa, Japan, Chile, and Wales. India are in Group D with Spain, England, and Wales, and will begin their campaign against Spain on January 13th in Rourkela.
Following their match against Spain on the first day of the competition, India will play England on Sunday, January 15th, followed by their final group encounter against Wales on Thursday, January 19th. India’s group stage matches will all start at 1900 hours IST.