Kalinga Stadium

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Kalinga Stadium
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Location Bidyut Marg, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Coordinates 20°17′27″N 85°49′30″E / 20.290917°N 85.824991°E / 20.290917; 85.824991Coordinates: 20°17′27″N 85°49′30″E / 20.290917°N 85.824991°E / 20.290917; 85.824991
Owner Government of Odisha
Operator Sports Authority of Odisha
Capacity 15,000[1]
Construction
Broke ground 2008
Built 2010
Opened 2010
Tenants
BBSR (rugby union, some games)
Samaleswari Sporting Club (football)

The Kalinga Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. foundation stone laid by Biju Patnaik in 1978, it has facilities for athletics, soccer, field hockey, basketball, tennis, table tennis and swimming.[2][3][4] Other features of the stadium includes an 8-lane synthetic athletics track, a sports hostel, gymnasium and the India's first newly built olympic standard pink and blue hockey turf.[5] Kalinga Stadium serves as the home ground for Hockey India League franchise, Kalinga Lancers and I-League 2nd Division franchise, Samaleswari Sporting Club. The Stadium hosted the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships from 6th July to 9th July, 2017. The Kalinga Stadium is finalized to host the 2014 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy and 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup.

Teams[edit]

Club Sport Organisation
Hockey Odisha Field Hockey Hockey India
Hockey Gangpur Odisha Field Hockey Hockey India
Kalinga Lancers Field Hockey Hockey India League
Odisha Football Team Football All India Football Federation
Samaleswari S C Football I-League 2nd Division
Ace Tennis Club (ATC) Tennis Utkal Open Tennis Tournament
Yazdani Club 73 Football Biju Patnaik Memorial Football Trophy
Tata Utkalika Football Tournament
Satyabrata Memorial Tournament
Tamando Cup
All India Football Tournament - Bihar Goid Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.orissapost.com/kalinga-stadium-to-get-10k-more-seats/
  2. ^ Mallick, Lelin Kumar (19 January 2012). "Stadium boost to indoor sports". The Telegraph. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Pradhan, Ashoke (10 June 2012). "Permanent floodlights for Kalinga stadium on anvil". Times of India. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Pradhan, Ashoke (12 August 2012). "Bhubaneswar needs to do more to imbibe sports culture". Times of India. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sports Infrastructure in Odisha". Government of Odisha. Retrieved 8 February 2013.