Bhubaneswar to Host Men’s Hockey World League Final, 2018 World Cup


Bhubaneswar: The state government on Monday officially announced that the capital city would host the Men’s Hockey World League Final and Men’s World Cup in November this year and December, 2018 respectively.

The announcement was made by Chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the state secretariat in the presence of Hockey India officials, the governing body for the sport in India.

The Men’s Hockey World League Final, featuring eight of the world’s best teams, will be played between December 1 and December 10 this year while the World Cup will take place in late November/early December and will see 15 teams join hosts India at the event.

The Kalinga Stadium will host the two mega events. It is noteworthy to mention that the venue successfully hosted the 2014 Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy. It is also home to the current Hockey India League champions, the Kalinga Lancers.