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The Allianz Riviera[3] (also known as the Stade de Nice due to UEFA and FIFA sponsorship regulations[4][5]) 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 36,178 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.

Allianz Riviera
Allianz Riviera Logo.svg
Allianz inauguration.jpg
LocationRue Jules Bianchi, Saint-Isidore, Nice, France
OwnerCity of Nice
Capacity36,178 (Football)[1]
35,169 (Rugby)
44,624 (Concerts)
Record attendance35,596 (OGC Nice vs AS Saint-Étienne, 2015–16 Ligue 1)[2]
Broke groundJuly 2011
OpenedSeptember 2013 (2013-09)
Construction cost250,000,000[citation needed]
OGC Nice (2013–present)
RC Toulon (occasional matches)
France national football team (some matches)

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.[4][5] The stadium is due to host the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.


UEFA Euro 2016 matchesEdit

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

FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 matchesEdit

The stadium was one of the venues of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup hosting 4 group games, one round of 16 match and the third-place playoff.[6] These were the matches it hosted:

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
9 June 2019 18:00   England 2–1   Scotland Group D 13,323
12 June 2019 21:00   France 2–1   Norway Group A 28,267
16 June 2019 15:00   Sweden 5-1   Thailand Group F 9,354
19 June 2019 21:00   Japan   England Group D
22 June 2019 21:00   Norway   Australia Second Round
6 July 2019 17:00 TBA TBA Third Place Playoff


Concerts at Allianz Riviera
Date Artist Tour Attendance
20 July 2017 Celine Dion Celine Dion Live 2017 30,270
July 17, 2018 Beyoncé
On the Run II Tour 33,662



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  3. ^ "Allianz Buys Stadium Naming Rights To Ligue 1 Club Nice's New Facility". Sports Business Daily. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Stade de Nice". UEFA. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  5. ^ a b "UEFA Europa League - Nice-Schalke". UEFA. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  6. ^ "The nine host cities confirmed". FIFA. 14 June 2019.

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