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Allianz Riviera

Allianz Riviera
Allianz Riviera in September 2013
Owner City of Nice
Capacity 35,624
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground July 2011
Opened September 2013 (2013-09)
Construction cost 245 million
Architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte
Project manager Vinci
Tenants
OGC Nice
UEFA Euro 2016
RC Toulon (occasional matches)

The Allianz Riviera[1] 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.[2]

UEFA Euro 2016 matches

The stadium is one of the venues of the UEFA Euro 2016, and is scheduled to host the following matches:

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
12 June 2016 18:00 C3 v C4 Group C
17 June 2016 21:00 D1 v D3 Group D
22 June 2016 21:00 E4 v E1 Group E
27 June 2016 21:00 Runner-up Group B v Runner-up Group F Round of 16

References

  1. ^ "Allianz Buys Stadium Naming Rights To Ligue 1 Club Nice's New Facility". Sports Business Daily. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Stade de Nice". UEFA. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 

External links

  • Allianz Riviera website


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