The Allianz Riviera is a multipurpose stadium located in the Saint-Isidore district in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes, France). Construction, which began officially on August 6th 2011, was completed in September 2013. The stadium has a capacity of some 35,000 seats. The resident football team, OGC Nice (Olympique Gymnaste Club Nice), played its inaugural match there on September 22nd 2013.
With a pitch measuring 131 x 73 metres, the Stadium is certified for hosting rugby matches. It can also serve for mechanical sports and lawn tennis, a faster surface than the clay courts used in the Open de Nice.
The Stadium of Nice is the first of the ten stadiums hosting matches for the UEFA Euro 2016 to have been renovated and inaugurated.
Located in the heart of the Eco-Valley, the Stadium of Nice is a modern functional third-millennium facility, an innovative showcase for renewable energies and a model of sustainable development, blending strong social and economic ambitions.
Designed by Wilmotte & Associés and Vinci Construction, it calls on the most innovative technologies that contribute to making this one of the world’s foremost Eco-Stadiums.
This Stadium is proof that Nice today is firmly engaged on the path to becoming both a great European capital of sport and a green Mediterranean city, two indissociable dimensions.
An Entertainment Venue
The Stadium of Nice can accommodate up to 45,000 spectators for concerts, operas and other blockbuster performances: for example, the American singer Rihanna will give an exceptional concert this summer. It also has another major advantage, embodying the link between Sport and Culture, as home to the National Museum of Sport since 2015.
A Corporate Reception Facility
From private meetings to grand receptions, from plenary meetings with 1,000 guests to gatherings for which the entire complex is booked for private use, Allianz Riviera offers regional, national and international enterprises opportunities to organise events in privileged conditions in its 10,000m² of the reception areas, 44 suites and 9 lounges.
Shopping facilities nearby
Before the summer of 2016, the Stadium of Nice will have its own shopping centre, with many services which grant the complex genuine vitality.