FIH Odisha Hockey World Cup 2023: Tickets sold out in Rourkela
As the clock nears the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela, the excitement and enthusiasm among hockey fans around the world have already reached beyond their peak.
The tournament, which is set to begin on January 13, 2023, will see 16 teams from around the world in action. Eager to witness the thrilling world hockey action taking place in Rourkela for the first time, the fans gathered in large numbers outside the newly constructed Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium since the opening of the Box Office on December 19 (Monday) to buy tickets. And within a week, all match tickets in Rourkela have been sold out.
A total of 20 matches will take place at the new ‘jewel’ of hockey, the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, which has a seating capacity of over 20,000.
Meanwhile, the iconic Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar which has a sitting capacity of over 15,000, will host 24 matches, including cross-overs, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Final.
India, which is placed in Pool D, will begin its campaign against Spain on January 13 in Rourkela.
Following its match against Spain on the first day of the competition, India will play England on Sunday, January 15, in Rourkela, followed by its final group encounter against Wales on Thursday, January 19 in Bhubaneswar. All of India’s group-stage matches will start at 7 pm IST.
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’s match day tickets are priced at ₹500 for West Stand, ₹400 for East Stand, and ₹200 for North and South Stand. For non-India match days, tickets are priced at ₹500 for West Stand, ₹200 for East Stand and ₹100 for North and South Stand.
For qualifiers onwards till the final in Bhubaneswar, tickets are priced at ₹500 for West Stand, ₹400 for East Stand and ₹200 for North and South Stand. For Positioning matches from (9-16 placings) in Rourkela, tickets are priced at ₹500 for West Stand, ₹200 for East Stand and ₹100 for North and South Stand. Each ticket allows the spectator to watch the entire day’s proceedings at the respective venue.
Tickets for the World Cup can be booked at https://insider.in/online
The wait is over, as Hockey India announced on Friday the 18-member team that will represent India at the prestigious FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela. https://t.co/59SREx5Y6U
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 23, 2022