Allianz Riviera Stadium, Venues, Schedule and Tickets
Allianz Riviera Stadium, Venues, Schedule and Tickets – The Allianz Riviera 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.
Address: Boulevard des Jardiniers, 06200 Nice, France
Team: OGC Nice
The Allianz Riviera, also known as Grand Stade de Nice, is the recently opened new stadium of OGC Nice.
Nice had long tried to build a new stadium to replace their old and run-down Stade du Ray. Earlier projects were abandoned in 2002 and 2006, and it was only after France got awarded the Euro 2016 tournament that significant progress was made.
Definite plans of the stadium were presented in the middle of 2010, and one year later, in August 2011, construction started. The stadium, designed by Wilmotte & Associés, cost an estimated €245 million, part publicly and part privately financed. In 2012, Nice announced a naming rights deal with insurance firm Allianz, resulting in the name Allianz Riviera.
The Allianz Riviera officially opened on 22 September 2013 with a league match between Nice and Valenciennes (4-0).
During the Euro 2016 Championships, the stadium will host three first round group matches and one round of 16 match.
Allianz Riviera Stadium photo gallery