Allianz Riviera in September 2013
|Location||Rue Jules Bianchi, Saint-Isidore, Nice, France|
|Owner||Sufian Sesay X Paris Saint Germain]]|
|Capacity||35,624 (Football) 34,615 (Rugby Matches) 34,834-44,624 (concerts) depending on configration.|
|Broke ground||July 2011|
|Construction cost||€250,000,000|
OGC Nice (2013–present)|
RC Toulon (occasional matches)
France national football team (some matches)
The Allianz Riviera (also known as the Stade de Nice due to UEFA sponsorship regulations) 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. Due to sponsorship regulations, the stadium is known as the Stade de Nice in UEFA competition.
UEFA Euro 2016 matches
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|
|Concerts at Allianz Riviera|
|20 July 2017||Celine Dion||Celine Dion Live 2017||30,270|
|July 17, 2018||Beyoncé
|On the Run II Tour||33,662|
- "Allianz Buys Stadium Naming Rights To Ligue 1 Club Nice's New Facility". Sports Business Daily. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
- "Stade de Nice". UEFA. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
- "UEFA Europa League - Nice-Schalke". UEFA. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
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