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Open for business: Nice’s new eco stadium inaugurated with a home win

Europe’s newest stadium, Allianz Riviera Stadium opened its doors to the public yesterday after two years of construction.

FAmily RivieraOver 35,000 fans filled the stands for the eagerly-awaited opening football match which saw OGC Nice, the city’s resident football team, defeat Valenciennes 4-0 in a victorious first home game at the new stadium.

Allianz Riviera, designed by Wilmotte & Associés and built/operated by VINCI has a capacity of 35,624 seats, including 3,012 business seats and 44 suites.

The stadium, which will also house the future French National Museum of Sport, has been built in preparation for UEFA EURO2016, with an “environmentally-efficient design featuring a wooden roof structure, photo voltaic roof panels and natural ventilation”.


An exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ tour of Allianz Riviera is a highlight of the TheStadiumBusiness Design and Development Summit 2013 in Nice on the 9th – 11th October. See you there?!

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