"We wanted to make the Hockey Men`s World Cup a truly memorable experience for the fans who have turned out in great numbers to cheer for their favourite teams and create an electrifying atmosphere in the stadium that motivates the players to perform their best," said Elena Norman, CEO, Hockey India.
"While the spectators come and watch the exhilarating hockey action on the pitch, we wanted them to have an opportunity to meet their favourite stars up-close and the participating teams too were forthcoming to support the initiative," she said.
Four-time champions Pakistan produced a lion-hearted performance before going down 0-1 to Olympic bronze medallist Germany in their opening Pool D match of the men's hockey World Cup here on Saturday.
Next, they will meet Malaysia on December 5.
The village set up in an area of 18,000 square meters has been designed to keep visitors engaged in various activities.