Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday purchased the first ticket of the FIH (International Hockey Federation) Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 scheduled to be held from January 13 to 29, 2023 in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.
Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey presented the first ticket of the mega sporting event to the Chief Minister.
Delighted to receive the first ticket of #OdishaHockeyWorldCup2023 from @TheHockeyIndia President Shri @DilipTirkey. Hope the fans from all over the world are ready to watch yet another hockey extravaganza in #Odisha. Look forward to join you all to cheer our team in action. pic.twitter.com/ksuGrO4qZD
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) November 23, 2022
Sixteen teams will participate in the prestigious world tournament; 24 matches will be played in Bhubaneswar and another 20 in Rourkela.
To make the tournament memorable, the Odisha government has lined up several mega sporting and cultural events across the state including the hosting cities of Bhubaneswar and Rourkela to give a pleasant experience to the hockey players, sports lovers, and other guests during the World Cup.