Stade Charles-Ehrmann

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Stade Charles-Ehrmann
Location 155, route de Grenoble
06200 Nice
Coordinates 43°40′42″N 7°11′52″E / 43.67833°N 7.19778°E / 43.67833; 7.19778Coordinates: 43°40′42″N 7°11′52″E / 43.67833°N 7.19778°E / 43.67833; 7.19778
Opened 2001
Capacity 8,000/ 50,000
OGC Nice

Stade Charles-Ehrmann is a football stadium, located in Nice, France. For sporting events, it seats 8,000 spectators. It is sometimes used by the OGC Nice, for practice or friendly matches, and by their reserves team the Eaglets. For large concerts, it is used in conjunction with the indoor concert hall Palais Nikaia, whose doors are opened and permit large crowds of up to 50,000 to view the stage inside the hall.

Notable Events[edit]

American pop singer Madonna has performed at the stadium four times: during her Who's That Girl Tour in 1987, her Blond Ambition Tour in 1990 (which was aired on HBO and released exclusively on LaserDisc titled "Blond Ambition World Tour Live"), her Sticky & Sweet Tour in 2008 and her MDNA Tour in 2012.

U2 played at at the stadium in 2005 and 2009, the latter of which holds the attendance record for the stadium with more than 55,000 people in attendance.

Other artists include Michael Jackson who performed at the stadium in 1988 during his Bad World Tour and his HIStory World Tour in 1997.

Celine Dion also performed at the stadium during her Taking Chances Tour in 2008 as well as Coldplay in May 2012 during their Mylo Xyloto Tour.

P!nk performed at the stadium on July 13, 2010 during The Funhouse Summer Carnival.

Lady Gaga was due to play at this venue as part of her Born This Way Ball but was moved to Palais Nikaia.

Muse performed at the stadium on June 26, 2013 as part of their The 2nd Law World Tour.

The athletics competition at the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie took place at the stadium, as well as the Games' closing ceremony.