Enjoy a game of soccer or rugby among fellow sports fans at the Allianz Riviera, Nice’s finest stadium. The venue is the home ground of OGC Nice, the city’s popular soccer team playing in Ligue 1, France’s top league. The stadium also occasionally hosts home matches for Toulon, one of France’s most successful rugby union teams.
Explore the Allianz Riviera. It is a comparatively new stadium, having been finished in 2013. Though it was built in a modern manner, it was not constructed at the expense of the environment. The stadium is an important part of the Eco-Valley, a pioneering project that plans to develop the French Riviera in a sustainable way.
If you’re a soccer fan, the stadium will be of particular interest. It’s the home ground of OGC Nice, which plays 19 league games here between August and May each year. Look for league match tickets, which do occasionally go on sale to the public. International soccer matches are played here sometimes too.
Attend a rugby match if you’re not interested in soccer. The Allianz Riviera occasionally serves as the home ground for RC Toulonnais, a local rugby union club known to all as Toulon. The club is famous for signing big-name players, with Jonny Wilkinson, Sonny Bill Williams and Paul O’Connell having played here.
At times, the stadium hosts concerts, which have featured Celine Dion, Jay-Z and Beyoncé in years past. For the best chance of getting a ticket for any sports event or concert, check the stadium’s website regularly before your visit to Nice.
Even if you don’t manage to get a ticket for a sports match or concert, visit the stadium to explore the National Sport Museum. Examine some of the more than 100,000 objects in the collection, which together tell the story of France’s esteemed sporting history.
Ticket prices to events at the Allianz Riviera stadium vary widely. A small entrance fee is charged at the National Sport Museum.
To reach the stadium you can get a bus get off at the Saint Isidore stop. The Nice-Saint Isidore train station is a 15-minute walk away.