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Odisha inaugurated largest hockey stadium in the world

Published on January 08, 2023
Current Context: The largest stadium just for hockey in the world was opened by the chief minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, at Rourkela. Over 20,000 spectators may be accommodated at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium (BMHS), which was constructed in a record-breaking 15 months for a cost of over Rs 260 crore.
Odisha inaugurated largest hockey stadium in the world
  • The Men's FIH Hockey World Cup, which will start on January 13, will feature 44 games, 20 of which will be played at the BMHS. The Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar will host the remaining games.
  • A reward of Rs 1 crore will be given to each member of the Indian hockey team if they win the World Cup Hockey, and CM Naveen Patnaik also opened the World Cup Village at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium Complex in Rourkela.
  • The CM also launched the "Mo Bus" (my bus) services in Rourkela with 30 vehicles to ensure smooth transportation throughout the hockey world cup.
  • A book named "Odisha Re Hockey" (Hockey In Odisha), published by the Department of School and Mass Education, was unveiled by CM Naveen Patnaik during the ceremony.
  • The stadium opens in advance of the 15th Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) Hockey World Cup - FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023, which is slated to take place in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, Odisha, from January 13 to 29, 2023.
  • Olly, an Olive Ridley sea turtle that annually migrates to the coast of Odisha to lay her eggs, serves as the mascot for the FIH Odisha Hockey World Cup.
  • Odisha previously hosted the world cup in 2018 too.

Question: 

Q.1 Where will the 15th Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) Hockey World Cup be played?
a. Bihar
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Delhi
d. Odisha
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