International Hockey returns to Odisha next month with the FIH Hockey Pro League 2022-23. The league’s home games for India commenced last October at the iconic Kalinga Stadium, however, this leg of the esteemed competition will take place at the newly-built crown jewel of hockey – Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, where India, Australia and the World Champions, Germany will battle it out.
Hockey India today announced that the online sale of tickets for India’s home matches of the competition as well as for Germany vs Australia double-header matches will commence from Monday, 27th February at 1200 hrs IST.
Ticket prices for India’s matches are as follows: West Stand tickets cost Rs 500, while East Stand tickets cost Rs 400 and North & South Stands tickets cost Rs 200. For Australia vs Germany matches, West Stand tickets cost Rs 500, East Stand tickets cost Rs 200, and North & South Stands tickets cost Rs 100.
As per the league format, Rourkela will host six matches, where the three teams will play each other twice. On March 10th, India will take on Germany in the first match, followed by Germany playing against Australia on March 11th. On March 12th, India and Australia will go head-to-head, while on March 13th, India will play against Germany for the second time. On March 14th, the spotlight will be on Germany and Australia, and the final match in Rourkela will take place on March 15th, with India playing against Australia for the second time. All matches will be held at 1900 hours.
Dilip Tirkey, President, Hockey India, said, “Following the success of the FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar – Rourkela, it is great to have international hockey back in Odisha for the FIH Hockey Pro League. With the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium, we are just at the beginning of an illustrious chapter for hockey in India and globally. I am confident that the fans will truly enjoy their viewing experience, while the teams will be happy to come back to the state-of-the-art facilities, in Rourkela. I welcome the participating teams to Rourkela, again.”