Bhubaneawar, March 10: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday awarded with certificate of recognition from Guinness World Records for Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium, Rourkela being world’s largest fully seated hockey stadium.
Built in record 15 months, the 20,011 seat stadium is now a benchmark in hockey infrastructure.
“This recognition by Guinness Book of World Records is a testament that Odisha has come a long way and has made a mark in the international sports map,” said Patnaik.
Calling it a matter of great pride for all, the Chief Minister thanked everyone who were part of this project.
He also thanked the people of Sundargarh and the hockey fans for their unconditional support to the sport.
“It was the source of inspiration to accomplish this herculean task and dedicated the recognition to the people of Odisha,” added Patnaik.