The Allianz Riviera (also known as the Stade de Nice due to UEFA and FIFA 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 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.
|Location||Rue Jules Bianchi, Saint-Isidore, Nice, France|
|Owner||City of Nice|
|Record attendance||35,596 (OGC Nice vs AS Saint-Étienne, 2015–16 Ligue 1)|
|Broke ground||July 2011|
|Construction cost||€250,000,000|
|OGC Nice (2013–present)|
RC Toulon (selected matches)
France national football team (selected 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. The stadium hosted six matches at 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|
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup matchesEdit
|Date||Time (CEST)||Team #1||Result||Team #2||Round||Attendance|
|9 June 2019||18:00||England||2–1||Scotland||Group D||13,188|
|12 June 2019||21:00||France||2–1||Norway||Group A||34,872|
|16 June 2019||15:00||Sweden||5–1||Thailand||Group F||9,354|
|19 June 2019||21:00||Japan||0–2||England||Group D||14,319|
|22 June 2019||21:00||Norway||1–1 (4–1 pen.)||Australia||Round of 16||12,229|
|6 July 2019||17:00||England||1–2||Sweden||Third place play-off||20,316|
|Concerts at Allianz Riviera|
|20 July 2017||Celine Dion||Celine Dion Live 2017||30,270|
|17 July 2018||Beyoncé
|On the Run II Tour||33,662|
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