The Kalinga Stadium has accomplished a two-year milestone since being refurbished for the Hockey males’s World Cup held in Bhubaneswar in 2018.
Earlier than the World Cup, each apply and fundamental turfs have been re-laid with new blue turf as per the FIH specs. The capability of the principle stadium was elevated to 15,000. Two new galleries, one on north and different on the south aspect, have been added to the long-lasting venue, making it a complete of 4 grand stands.
The opening of the refurbished Kalinga Stadium was marked with an exhibition match between hockey legends Dhanraj Pillay and Dilip Tirkey’s groups on October 10, 2018.
Gyanendro Ningombam, Officiating President, Hockey India mentioned, “Offering the perfect services for our gamers and followers is a prime most precedence and we’re at all times grateful to Odisha authorities for sharing this imaginative and prescient.”
“It has been unbelievable to see the way in which the Kalinga Stadium has been appreciated by every body within the final two years. We’re wanting ahead to organising many extra large tournaments on the Kalinga Stadium sooner or later,” he added.
The Kalinga stadium, which has come to be referred to as top-of-the-line hockey stadiums on this planet, has hosted many prime degree tournaments for the reason that males’s World Cup 2018. The competitions embody FIH Males’s Sequence Finals, FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers (Males and Ladies) and FIH Hockey Professional League.