Hockey fever is catching up in Bhubaneswar. Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy, 2014 going to be played at Kalinga Stadium from 6th to 14th December 2014.
International Hockey Teams of 8 countries – India, Australia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Belgium, Argentina, England and Germany practicing at Kalinga Stadium these days.
The practice turf is located close to the Jayadev Vihar – Kalinga Stadium main road and you can easily peep through the boundary and gate to see players in action.
http://www.ticketgenie.in/ is the official site to buy tickets. Ticket price vary from Rs 20 to Rs. 100 for 2-match, half day session during the group stages.
You can checkout HockeyIndia’s official site for complete tournament schedule and more details.
Keep visiting this page for continued update:
1st December, 2014: Updates of the Indian Men’s Hockey team training session from official facebook page of Kalinga Lancers.
6th December, 2014: 2014 Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy kicks off at Kalinga Stadium. This is what going to rock Bhubaneswar for next 10 days. Pic Courtesy: Hockey India.
13th December, 2014: Its India vs. Pakistan in the semifinals of 2014 Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy on 13th December. #CheerForIndia.
India beat Belgium 4:2 and to in quarter-final to reach semis. Pic Courtesy: Hockey India.
15th December, 2014: Closing Note. 35th edition of Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy was organised at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar from 6th December 2014 to 14th December 2014. Germany won the Trophy defeating Pakistan with 2:0 goals in the final match. Australia got the third position defeating India 2:1.
Total of 24 matches were played in 9 days. Preparedness and execution by the organizers Hockey India and Govt of Odisha was phenomenal. Gallery full 7000+ active audience witnessed every single match cheering the players of both side throughout the game.
Bhubaneswar has shown great potential of hosting more sporting event of this scale in coming days. Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar going to host Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2018.