Hockey India Announces 50-Day World Cup Countdown Ticket Sale
New Delhi: Hockey India on Thursday announced the start of FIH World Cup Bhubaneswar-Roorkela ticket sales, marking 50 days in the countdown and giving sports fans a chance to reserve seats to watch the action in Odisha.
The tournament, which will be held from January 13 to 29 next year, will feature 16 teams competing for the prized trophy. The venue for the event will be the historic Kalinga Hockey Stadium and the new Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela.
The last minute preparations for the World Cup are in full swing. “We can’t wait to welcome all the competing teams and hockey fans from around the world to participate,” Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey said. In this historical context.
The Odisha government has once again raised the bar for sports venues by creating the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, the center of the state’s hockey belt, with state-of-the-art facilities and a capacity of over 20,000. The event is unmistakable. It will be bigger and more interesting than any other hockey tournament because this time two venues will be used,” he said.
The first hockey match between England and Wales will be played at the Birsa Munda Stadium on January 13. This match will be followed by India’s campaign opener against Spain.
Former Olympic champions Argentina take on South Africa in Bhubaneswar, while world number one Australia takes on France.
A Master Drag Flickr General The Indian team’s joy was expressed by Harmanpreet Singh, who is currently captaining his team in the five-match practice series against Australia as ticket sales began.
“The FIH Pro League matches in Bhubaneswar were packed and it was amazing to play in front of our supporters again after almost two years. As we start our campaign and play there for the first time in the World Cup, we are looking forward to playing in front of them at a new stadium in Rourkela. We will visit Rourkela and see the largest stadium built by the Odisha government. We are also eager to acquire better facilities.
“We are fortunate to have the opportunity to play in front of our home fans twice in a row at an event like the World Cup. We will do everything we can to make it a tournament to remember,” he said.