Hockey India on Thursday introduced the graduation of ticket gross sales for the FIH World Cup Bhubaneswar-Rourkela, marking the 50-day countdown milestone and giving the game’s followers all over the world a possibility to safe their seats to witness the motion in Odisha.
The occasion, scheduled to be held from January 13-29 subsequent 12 months will witness 16 groups slug it out for the coveted trophy. The occasion will likely be held on the iconic Kalinga Hockey Stadium and the newly-built Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela.
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On the event, Hockey India president, Dilip Tirkey, stated, “The ultimate preparations for the World Cup are underway. We’re eagerly ready to welcome all of the collaborating groups and hockey lovers from across the globe to be a part of this historic occasion.
“The Odisha Authorities but once more has set a brand new international commonplace by offering an unimaginable venue just like the Birsa Munda Worldwide Hockey Stadium in Rourkela which is the guts of Odisha’s hockey belt and options state-of-the-art amenities together with greater than 20,000-seating capability. With two venues getting used this time, the occasion is actually going to be greater and extra thrilling than another hockey match,” he added.
The Birsa Munda Stadium will host its first-ever hockey match on the match’s opening day, with England taking over Wales on January 13. This match will likely be adopted by India squaring off towards Spain of their marketing campaign opener.
In Bhubaneswar, former Olympic champions Argentina will tackle South Africa whereas world No.1 Australia will play France.
Ace drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh, presently main the Indian aspect in a five-match preparatory collection towards Australia, mirrored his workforce’s pleasure because the ticket gross sales opened for the general public.
“It was a full home in Bhubaneswar throughout the FIH Professional League matches, we performed in entrance of our followers after nearly two years, and it was an incredible expertise. We’re wanting ahead to enjoying in entrance of them throughout the World Cup at a brand-new stadium in Rourkela the place we open our marketing campaign and will likely be enjoying there for the primary time. We will’t wait to be in Rourkela and see the world-class infrastructure that has been constructed by the Odisha Authorities.
“We’re lucky that we’ve acquired the chance to play an occasion just like the World Cup in entrance of our house crowd for the second consecutive time. We are going to give our greatest, and hopefully make it a match to recollect,” he added.
Hockey India marks 50-day countdown to World Cup by asserting ticket gross sales
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