Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium

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Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium
Astroturf Hockey Stadium
Former namesRanchi Hockey Stadium
LocationRanchi, Jharkhand, India
Coordinates23°23′20″N 85°19′45″E / 23.38889°N 85.32917°E / 23.38889; 85.32917Coordinates: 23°23′20″N 85°19′45″E / 23.38889°N 85.32917°E / 23.38889; 85.32917
OwnerGovernment of Jharkhand
Capacity5,000
Construction
Opened1991
Renovated21 November 2009 (2009-11-21)
Tenants
Ranchi Rhinos (2012–2014)
Ranchi Rays (2015–present)

Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium or Ranchi Hockey Stadium is a field hockey stadium in Ranchi, Jharkhand. It serves as the home ground for Hockey India League franchise Ranchi Rays.[1][2]

It is located in Morabadi near Ranchi and has a capacity of approximately 5000. This was also the home ground of Hockey India League team Ranchi Rhinos.

Initially built in 1990 then subsequently renovated. It is believed[by whom?] to be the newest and best stadium in India. It was inaugurated by then Governor of Jharkhand K Sankaranarayanan as a prelude to the 34th National Games scheduled to be organized in Jharkhand from 21 November 2009.

The stadium was constructed at a cost of around Rs 7 crore. It has a floodlight facility for day and night matches, a huge screen for live telecast of events and an electronic score board. The astro turf has been imported from Germany.[3]

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  1. ^ "Astroturf Hockey Stadium". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 14 February 2014.[failed verification]
  2. ^ "Stadiums in Ranchi". ranchionline.in. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Astroturf Hockey Stadium In Ranchi". realtime.rediff.com. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014.

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