Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

International hockey is all set to return to Odisha next month again with the FIH Hockey Pro League 2022-23. The league’s home games for the Men in Blue commenced at the iconic Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar last October. However, this leg of the prestigious competition will take place at the newly-built crown jewel of hockey - Birsa Munda hockey stadium in Rourkela. 

Hosts India, Australia and the World Champions Germany will battle it out in the forthcoming league.

Hockey India on Sunday announced that the online sale of tickets for India’s home matches of the competition as well as for Germany vs Australia double-header matches will commence from February 27 (Monday).

As per the league format, Rourkela will host six matches, where the three teams will play each other twice. On March 10, India will take on Germany in the first match, followed by Germany playing against Australia on March 11. On March 12, India and Australia will go head-to-head, while on March 13, India will play against Germany for the second time. On March 14, the spotlight will be on Germany and Australia, and the final match in Rourkela will take place on March 15, with India playing against Australia for the second time. All matches will be held at 7 pm. 

“It is great to have international hockey back in Odisha for the FIH Hockey Pro League. I am confident that the fans will truly enjoy their viewing experience, while the teams will be happy to come back to the state-of-the-art facilities, in Rourkela. I welcome the participating teams to Rourkela again,” said Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey.

Ticket prices for India’s matches

West stand - Rs 500, East stand - Rs 400, North & South stands- Rs 200. 

Ticket prices for Australia vs Germany matches

West Stand - Rs 500, East stand - Rs 200, North & South stands - Rs 100.