Frequently Asked Questions:

When and where is the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar - Rourkela being held?

The FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar - Rourkela will be held in India from 13th January to 29th January 2023. Over the course of 17 days, 44 matches will be played at two iconic venues: Bhubaneswar's Kalinga Stadium and Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium of Rourkela.

Which teams are taking part?

The FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar - Rourkela will feature 16 teams, including host India, but only one will lift the trophy, which has been won by only six national teams since the tournament's inception in 1971. Click here for the most recent information on the qualified teams.

What is the match schedule?

The match schedule is the calendar according to which all matches of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar - Rourkela will be played. To check out the complete schedule, click here

What are the official addresses of FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar - Rourkela stadiums?

The official addresses of the two FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup stadiums can be found below:

Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium, BPUT Campus, Chhend Colony, Rourkela, Odisha 769015.

Kalinga Stadium, Bidyut Marg, Nuasahi, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751012

What are the options to watch the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar - Rourkela live?

In India, all the matches will be available on Star Sports, Disney+ and Hotstar. The International broadcast schedule will be available soon.

When will tickets for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar - Rourkela go on sale?

The ticket sale for FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar – Rourkela started on 24 November 2022. To purchase the ticket, click on this link

Where can I buy World Cup merchandise and souvenir?

There will be a store at each stadium where all the spectators and guests can purchase World Cup souvenirs and merchandise.

I plan to buy tickets over the counter during the Last-Minute sales phase, when and where can I go?

You may purchase the ticket from the box office. Further information will be shared shortly

Where else can I get tickets for the Hockey World Cup and how do I know it is a legitimate sales channel?

Please only purchase tickets from the official ticket sales website: Paytm App, Paytm Insider App

  • Reducing the number of players on the pitch at any one time – for example from the current eleven to nine
  • Awarding a 'long corner' if the ball is intentionally played over the back-line by a defender – that is, instead of a penalty corner
  • Substitution at a Penalty Corner was initially permitted but was subsequently withdrawn from the rules.

How long before the beginning of the match should I arrive at the stadium?

Stadium gates will open two hours before the start of the first match of the day

Will there be any restriction on items which I can bring to the stadium?

No large bags or backpacks are allowed. Baby bags and baby food are acceptable, subject to inspection. Medically necessary items and liquids, though subject to inspection are acceptable. Yes. For more information, please refer to the T&C on the website and the restricted items list will be mentioned on the Back of the Tickets

Can l leave and re-enter the stadium?

No, the ticket holders leaving the stadium will not be re-admitted to the stadium.

What documents are required to enter the stadium?

Only people with valid match tickets along with a Government Id Proof (for Indian Citizens) or Passport for visiting foreign spectators, as the case may be, will be allowed to enter the stadium

Will there be any access limitations in the stadium?

The spectators will have access limited to Respective Stands, Fan Engagement Area, Vehicle Parking and Medical (emergency case).

Are any tickets available for disabled ticket applicants and those with limited mobility?

Yes, all the venues have a dedicated allocation for accessibility tickets. Accessibility tickets are meant for disabled people and people with limited mobility. Applicants for Accessibility Tickets in the type Wheelchair User will be offered one additional ticket (Paid) for a companion to assist and accompany them at the match. The companion must be able to provide all necessary assistance to the Accessibility Ticket holder. All customers applying for or purchasing Accessibility Tickets must provide proof of eligibility to prove that they are eligible to purchase them.

Can I purchase an accessible ticket from the website?

No, for accessible seating you must send the requirement via email only to with the supporting document for the same. The accessible ticket is only for the spectator with limited mobility.

Will I need separate tickets for each match on the days that have two or more matches?

No. Stadium Ticket is valid for the entire day, but No Re-entry is allowed once ticket is scanned at the gate.

Do tickets have reserved seating?

Yes. The tournament follows a fixed seating plan i.e., all the seats will be numbered. The spectator must follow the seat number mentioned on their ticket.

How many tickets can I book per transaction?

2 (TWO)

Do children need a ticket?

Children under the age of 3 who do not require a seat may enter the Venue without purchasing a ticket. Proof of age may be required prior to entry to the Venue.

Do I need to be vaccinated to get into the venue?

Any Health Guidelines issued by the Government of India and Odisha State Government (from time to time) are binding and need to be adhered by all.

Which way to enter the stadium?

The gate entries are mentioned on the tickets and entries will be through the given gates only.

Which is the nearest airport to the stadium?

For Bhubaneswar: Biju Patnaik International Airport

For Rourkela: Veer Surendra SAI Airport, Jharsuguda and Rourkela Airport

Which is the nearest Railway Station to the stadium?

For Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Railway Station

For Rourkela: Rourkela Junction

Is there any spectator area inside the stadium? Is it chargeable?

Yes, there will be a spectator area for the fans to explore and celebrate the game at both stadiums. It is not chargeable to enter the area, you will just need to show your valid match ticket.

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