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Stade Charles-Ehrmann

Stade Charles-Ehrmann is a multi-use stadium 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.

Stade Charles-Ehrmann
Former namesStade de l'Ouest (1973–1984)
Location155, route de Grenoble
06200 Nice
Coordinates43°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
Public transitNice Tramway line 2 at CADAM stop
Capacity8,000/ 50,000
OGC Nice

Notable EventsEdit

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 performed at the stadium two times: the first one was on August 5, 2005 during their Vertigo Tour, in front of a sold out crowd of 51,900 people. The second one was on July 15, 2009 during their U2 360° Tour, in front of a sold out crowd of 55,641 people. The performance of "City of Blinding Lights" from the 2009 show was recorded for the group's live album U22.

Pop superstar Michael Jackson performed at the stadium twice : during his Bad World Tour in August 14, 1988 in front of 35,000 people and during his HIStory World Tour in July 27, 1997 in front of 38,000 people.