MUMBAI: Hockey India’s technical team reached Rourkela on Monday to take stock of the country’s largest hockey stadium under construction in the name of Veer Birsa Munda in the Biju Patnaik Technical University (BPUT) campus of the city. The team went to the workplace and stayed for about two hours, scrutinizing various points, besides interacting with the people involved in the construction work and also gave various suggestions.
15 acres of land in BPUT campus has been approved for stadium construction. Here at a cost of 130 crores, a hockey stadium with a capacity of 20 thousand spectators is being constructed by Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO). The World Cup Men’s Hockey match will be played here in 2023. For this, a target has been set to complete its construction work within a year.
Hockey India’s technical team took stock of the stadium construction area from 9 am on Monday. Staying in the BPUT campus for two hours, took stock of the entrance road and security from the stadium side, Kalig Vihar side, 165 rooms for the players to stay in the campus and other construction works and gave various suggestions. Dissatisfaction was expressed on behalf of the team as the work did not progress due to rain.
Hockey India’s Joint Director B Nag Bhushan in the team, Hockey India Senior Manager Competition Vikram Pal Singh along with members of Odisha Sports Infrastructure team Swagat Singh, Abdul Sheikh were present in this. He also interacted with the officials of the contracting organization doing the construction work. The officials have assured the team of completing the work on time.