FIH Certification For Kalinga Hockey Stadium Pitch 1

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Men’s World Cup Hockey championship next January, the Kalinga Stadium’s hockey field has received a major boost.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has granted the Kalinga Hockey Stadium Pitch 1 the FIH Category 2 field certificate, based on its construction, performance and player welfare requirements.

The Kalinga Stadium has hosted an array of prestigious international hockey tournaments in the last 8 years.

The first big event was the Champions Trophy in 2014, followed by Hockey World League (2016-17) and World Cup in 2018.

Among other marquee hockey meets hosted by Kalinga Stadium were men’s and women’s Olympic Qualifiers and the Junior Men’s World Cup last year.

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