Home of Ligue 1 side OGC Nice, the Allianz Riviera was built in 2013 as part of France’s successful bid to host UEFA Euro 2016. The 36,178 capacity stadium went on to host 3 group matches and the ill-fated Round of 16 match for England where they were defeated by the minnows of Iceland 2-1.
The stadium host 4 group matches at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 (including England v Scotland and France v Norway), a Round of 16 match and the third placed play-off in which Sweden defeated England 2-1. Top 14 Rugby Union side RC Toulon also occasionally play home matches at the Allianz Riviera, as do the France international football team.
Four pool matches at the 2023 Rugby World Cup will be played at the venue.
Tickets at Allianz Riviera
OGC Nice Tickets
Tickets for Nice football matches are available through the official website here. Upon research, tickets for a OGC Nice match v Caen were on sale from €7 to €31 for 11+, or €4 to €16 for 4-11 year olds.
RC Toulon Tickets
Although they play at the stadium infrequently, check ticket information through the official website here for any available tickets.
Allianz Riviera Stadium Tour & National Sports Museum
Tours of the stadium cost €13 and are 90 minutes long, with entry to the National Sports Museum is also possible. Further information and booking is available here.
Location & Travel to Allianz Riviera
The Allianz Riviera is located approximately 10km to the west of the city centre of Nice, with the airport only being 5km away. Travel information for match day is below, I found when trying to visit on a non-match in March 2019 that transport options without a car are virtually non-existent.
Airport – Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is only 5km away from the Allianz Riviera. The airport is the third busiest in France, offering flights to a number of different destinations.
Bus – Line 95 offers direct access to the stadium from Nice city centre (Hôpital St Roch), departing every 6 minutes with a journey time of 50 minutes.
Lines 9 and 10 also offer direct access to the stadium from the city centre at Jean-Médecin, with a journey time of approximately 75 minutes.
Driving & Parking – On match days, up to 11,000 parking spaces are available. Parking is free, with a free shuttle bus running every 3 minutes to take you to the stadium. For further information, click on the official Allianz Riviera website here.
Train (TER) – The closest station to the Allianz Riviera is St Augustin, just a 6 minute journey from Nice Ville. From here, free shuttle buses run every 3 minutes to the stadium.
Train (Train de Provence) – Take the train from the centre of Nice at Gare du Sud to Nice Saint-Isidore, being just a 10 minute walk to the stadium from the station.