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Allianz Riviera in September 2013
|Owner||City of Nice|
|Broke ground||July 2011|
|Construction cost||€ 245 million|
UEFA Euro 2016
RC Toulon (occasional matches)
The Allianz Riviera is a multi-use stadium in Nice, France, used mostly for football matches of host OGC Nice and also for occasional home matches of rugby union club Toulon. The stadium has a capacity of 35,624 people and replaces the city's former stadium Stade Municipal du Ray. Construction started in 2011 and was completed two years later. The stadium's opening was on 22 September, 2013, for a match between OGC Nice and Valenciennes.
The stadium was originally planned to be completed by 2007. However, construction was halted the previous year because of concerns related to the future cost of the structure. Plans for the stadium, located in Saint-Isidore near the Var, were then shelved. The project was revived as part of France's ultimately successful bid to host UEFA Euro 2016.
UEFA Euro 2016 matches
The stadium was one of the venues of the UEFA Euro 2016, and held the following matches:
|Date||Time (CET)||Team #1||Result||Team #2||Round||Attendance|
|12 June 2016||18:00||C3||v||C4||Group C|
|17 June 2016||21:00||D1||v||D3||Group D|
|22 June 2016||21:00||E4||v||E1||Group E|
|27 June 2016||21:00||Runner-up Group B||v||Runner-up Group F||Round of 16|
- "Allianz Buys Stadium Naming Rights To Ligue 1 Club Nice's New Facility". Sports Business Daily. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
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