Only Rs. 66.98 crore had been invested by the state government in hosting the 2018 Hockey World Cup.However, this time around, the expenditure has increased by 16 times, reaching Rs 1,098.40 crore.
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Sports FIFA World Cup:Sports Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja could face legal trouble, find out why Sports IPL 2022 final sets Guinness World Record for biggest crowd attendance in a T20 match In 2018, the World Cup matches were only held in Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Hockey stadium. This left Group E wide open, stuning Japan with a late Costa Rican strike.However, Bhubaneswar and Rourkela will co-host this time around at the newly constructed Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium.As per official sources, out of the complete cost of Rs 1,098.40 crore, the state is spending Rs 1,010 crore.
The construction of the new stadium in Rourkela, which is in its final stage of construction, is receiving the highest investment, totaling Rs 875.78 crore.There are expenditures totaling Rs 84 crore for the construction of lodging facilities, Rs 10.50 crore for Rourkela’s peripheral development, and Rs 13 crore for electrical work at the Birsa Munda Hockey stadium.
In a similar vein, Hockey India received funding in the amount of Rs 17.50 crore from the government to install synthetic turfs in the stadiums in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.In addition, the management of the venue, accommodations, transportation, and media publicity will all cost the government Rs 75 crore.
According to estimates provided by the state Sports department, the state will also spend Rs 9.15 crore on the construction of a swimming pool in Rourkela, Rs 5.39 crore on the installation of flood lights in the Kalinga stadium, and Rs 8 crore on the extension of the west stand of the stadium.The Odisha government paid Hockey India/FIH (International Hockey Federation) a presenting partner rights fee of Rs 25 crore in 2018, out of a total expenditure of Rs 66.98 crore.
The remainder had been spent on things like publicity, lodging, and transportation.Since 2018, the state government, which sponsors the national hockey teams, has undertaken a number of initiatives to ensure that the marquee event is even bigger and better than before.
To make the competition significant for both the taking an interest groups and furthermore normal residents, the state will arrange a few mega donning and comprehensive developments across the state.Bhubaneswar and Rourkela will host the World Cup next year from January 13 to 29.
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