Kalinga Stadium
କଳିଙ୍ଗ କ୍ରୀଡ଼ାଙ୍ଗନ (kaḷiṅga krīṛāṅgan)
Kalinga Stadium during ISL.jpg
Aerial view of the stadium during an ISL match in 2019
LocationBidyut Marg, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Coordinates20°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
OwnerGovernment of Odisha
OperatorSports and Youth Services (DSYS)
CapacityKalinga Stadium: 15,000[1]
Kalinga Hockey Stadium: 16,000[2]
Record attendance15000: Inauguration of 2017 Asian Athletics Championships
Field size109 m × 72 m (358 ft × 236 ft)
Construction
Built1978
Opened1978
Tenants
India men's national field hockey team
India women's national field hockey team
Odisha Hockey Team
Odisha football team
Odisha women's football team
Indian Arrows (2018–present)[3]
Odisha FC (2019–present)
Various

The Kalinga Stadium is a multi-purpose International stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Its foundation stone was laid by former chief minister of Odisha Late Biju Patnaik in 1978. It is the home ground of the I League Club Indian Arrows since 2018 & the Indian Super League Club Odisha FC since its inception in 2019. It is situated in the heart of Bhubaneswar near Nayapalli area. It has facilities for athletics, football, field hockey, tennis, table tennis, basketball, volleyball, Wall climbing and swimming.[4][5][6] Other features of the stadium includes an 8-lane synthetic athletics track, high performance centres, and India's first Olympic standard pink and blue water-based AstroTurf.[7]

History

Aerial view of the stadium in 2017
Aerial view of the stadium in 2017

The Govt of Odisha gained widespread reputation for the successful execution of the "90 Days Challenge" for hosting the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships when the former venue Ranchi backed off from hosting the event 3 months prior.[8] The city of Bhubaneswar has been termed as the 'Sports Capital of India' for hosting a large number as well as a wide variety of sporting events and nurturing future talents.[9][10][11] As per a 2021 survey, Bhubaneswar was ranked 3rd among top 5 cities of India in terms of sports ecosystem and ability to host mega sporting events.[12]

Interior of the stadium with running track
Interior of the stadium with running track

The stadium had been chosen as a venue for the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup which was later postponed to 2021 but was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic and later shifted to 2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. It was initially chosen as a venue for the 2022 AFC Women's Asia Cup in 2021 but was later dropped off.

Events

International

Athletics

Fireworks on display at the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships.
Fireworks on display at the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships.
Event Year Organiser Dates
Asian Athletics Championships 2017 Athletics Federation of India 5–9 July 2017

Football

Event Year Organiser Dates
2019 Women's Gold Cup 2019 All India Football Federation
Football Association of Odisha
9–15 February 2019
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup (Upcoming) 2022 All India Football Federation
Football Association of Odisha
11–30 October 2022

Hockey

2018 Men's Hockey World Cup trophy on display at the Odisha State Secretariat.
2018 Men's Hockey World Cup trophy on display at the Odisha State Secretariat.
2020 Men's FIH Pro League trophy in Bhubaneswar ahead of the second phase of Team India’s Pro League fixtures at the Kalinga Stadium.
2020 Men's FIH Pro League trophy in Bhubaneswar ahead of the second phase of Team India’s Pro League fixtures at the Kalinga Stadium.
Event Year Organiser Dates
Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 Hockey India 6–14 December 2014
Men's FIH Hockey World League 2016–17 Hockey India 1–10 December 2017
Men's FIH Hockey World Cup 2018 Hockey India 28 November – 16 December 2018
FIH Hockey Series Finals 2018–19 Hockey India 6–16 June 2019
2019 Women's FIH Olympic Qualifiers 2019 Hockey India 1–2 November 2019
2019 Men's FIH Olympic Qualifiers 2019 Hockey India 1–2 November 2019
Men's FIH Pro League 2020–21 Hockey India 18 January – 24 May 2020
Men's FIH Hockey Junior World Cup 2021 Hockey India 24 November – 5 December 2021

Tennis

Event Year Organiser Dates
India F1 Futures 2018 All India Tennis Association 26 February – 4 March 2018

National

Multi-sport Events

Panjab University, Chandigarh were crowned champions of the inaugural edition of Khelo India University Games in 2020.
Panjab University, Chandigarh were crowned champions of the inaugural edition of Khelo India University Games in 2020.
Event Year Organiser Dates
Khelo India University Games 2020 Sports Authority of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
22 February – 1 March 2020

Athletics

Event Year Organiser Dates
National Open Athletics Championships 2018 Athletics Federation of India 25–28 September 2018

Football

Event Year
Indian Super Cup 2018
2019

Leagues

Football

ISL Jamshedpur FC vs Bengaluru FC match at Kalinga Stadium
ISL Jamshedpur FC vs Bengaluru FC match at Kalinga Stadium
Event Year
I-League 2018–19
Indian Super League 2017–18
2019–20

Hockey

Event Year Organiser
Hockey India League 2014
2015
2016
2017
Hockey India
Friendly: Rest of India vs Petroleum Sports Promotion Board 2017 Hockey India

Tennis

Event Year Organiser
Odisha Tennis Premier League 2017 Odisha Tennis Association

High Performance Centres (HPCs)

Tenants

National Teams

Odisha's Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with Indian Captain Manpreet Singh at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup.
Odisha's Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with Indian Captain Manpreet Singh at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup.
Team Sport Apex Body
India Men's Field hockey Hockey India
India Women's Field hockey Hockey India
India Under-20 Football All India Football Federation
India Under-17 Football All India Football Federation

Hockey

Team Sport Tournament
Hockey Odisha Field hockey Hockey India
Hockey Gangpur Odisha Field hockey Hockey India
Kalinga Lancers Field hockey Hockey India League

Football

Team Sport Tournament
Odisha FC Football Indian Super League
Indian Arrows Football I-League
Odisha Men's Football Santosh Trophy
Odisha Women's Football Senior Women's NFC

Tennis

Team Sport Tournament
Ace Tennis Club (ATC) Tennis Utkal Open Tennis Tournament

References

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  2. ^ "Odisha plans co-branding of tourism, sports". 30 May 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  3. ^ Mukherjee, Soham (1 February 2019). "I-League 2018-19: Katsumi Yusa's brace helps NEROCA do the double over Indian Arrows". www.goal.com. Goal. Archived from the original on 13 May 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  4. ^ Mallick, Lelin Kumar (19 January 2012). "Stadium boost to indoor sports". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  5. ^ Pradhan, Ashoke (10 June 2012). "Permanent floodlights for Kalinga stadium on anvil". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  6. ^ Pradhan, Ashoke (12 August 2012). "Bhubaneswar needs to do more to imbibe sports culture". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Sports Infrastructure in Odisha". Government of Odisha. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Asian Athletics Championships: How Odisha transformed itself in just 90 days to step in for Jharkhand as the host". India Today. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  9. ^ Mufeed Mahdi Rizvi (11 November 2019). "How India got its new sports capital". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  10. ^ Mishra, Sambit (16 June 2021). "Odisha: Bhubaneswar's inspiring journey from 'Temple City' to 'Sports City'". thebridge.in. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  11. ^ IANS. "How Odisha is emerging as sports hub of India". thenewsmen. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  12. ^ Bureau, Update Odisha (10 March 2021). "Bhubaneswar among top 5 sports cities of India". Update Odisha. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  13. ^ Misra, Yagnya Valkya (28 October 2019). "Developing future champions: Inside the high-performance centres of Bhubaneswar". thebridge.in. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  14. ^ Minati Singha (15 May 2017). "Odisha-SAI Regional Badminton Academy inaugurated in Bhubaneswar | Bhubaneswar News – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
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  16. ^ "High Performance Centre deal a big boost for Odisha and AIFF | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 7 June 2021.