Allianz Riviera

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Allianz Riviera
Allianz Riviera Logo.svg
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Allianz Riviera in September 2013
Former names Stade de Nice (UEFA Euro 2016)
Location Nice, France
Owner City of Nice
Capacity 35,624
Construction
Broke ground July 2011
Opened September 2013 (2013-09)
Construction cost 250 million
Architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte[1]
Project manager Vinci
Tenants
OGC Nice
UEFA Euro 2016
RC Toulon (occasional matches)

The Allianz Riviera[2] 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 titegan 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. Due to sponsorship regulations, the stadium is known as the Stade de Nice in UEFA competition.[3]

UEFA Euro 2016 matches[edit]

The stadium was one of the venues of the UEFA Euro 2016 and hosted the following matches:

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
12 June 2016 18:00  Poland 1–0  Northern Ireland Group C 33,742
17 June 2016 21:00  Spain 3–0  Turkey Group D 33,409
22 June 2016 21:00  Sweden 0–1  Belgium Group E 34,011
27 June 2016 21:00  England 1–2  Iceland Round of 16 33,901

References[edit]

  1. ^ "L'ŒUVRE ARCHITECTURALE". 
  2. ^ "Allianz Buys Stadium Naming Rights To Ligue 1 Club Nice's New Facility". Sports Business Daily. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Stade de Nice". UEFA. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 

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Coordinates: 43°42′18.5″N 7°11′33.3″E / 43.705139°N 7.192583°E / 43.705139; 7.192583