CM Patnaik receives Guinness World Records Certificate for Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik received the certificate of recognition from the Guinness Book of World Records for Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium Rourkela being the world’s largest fully seated hockey stadium.
The stadium hosted the Hockey World Cup 2023 which has left an indelible mark on the sports fraternity of India.
Built in a record 15 months, the stadium has a seating capacity of 20011 with an uninterrupted viewing experience for all.
It was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest fully seated hockey stadium.
Receiving the award Chief Minister said, “This recognition by the Guinness Book of World Records is a testament that our state Odisha has come a long way and has made a mark on the international sports map. It is a matter of great pride for all of us and I thank everyone who was part of this project, to the people of Sundargarh and the hockey fans for their unconditional support of the sport. It inspired us to accomplish this herculean task. I dedicate this recognition to the people of Odisha”.