The most awaited hockey event, the Men's Hockey World Cup will be hosted by Bhubaneswar in 2018. Sixteen teams are scheduled to participate in the World Cup that will be held from November 28 to December 16. As per FIH guidelines, the Odisha Government is getting ready to accommodate over 1,100 players and officials from these 16 countries. The venue of Kalinga Stadium, already recognised for its world class facilities is being renovated and expanded to offer the best turfs and other premium amenities for the players, the support staffs and the visiting press.
Visitors can also find a recreation-cum-shopping zone which will have cafeteria, food court and souvenir centre, specially built for the event. The main hockey stadium of the Kalinga Sports Complex will be ready to accommodate a seating capacity for 15,000 spectators.