The Allianz Riviera 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 36,178 people and replaces the city's former stadium Stade Municipal du Ray.
Earlier projects were abandoned in 2002 and 2006, and it was only after France got awarded the Euro 2016 tournament that significant progress was made.
Definite plans of the stadium were presented in the middle of 2010, and one year later, in August 2011, construction started. The stadium came at a cost of an estimated €245 million, part publicly and part privately financed. In 2012, Nice announced a naming rights deal with insurance firm Allianz, resulting in the name Allianz Riviera.
The Allianz Riviera officially opened on 22 September 2013 with a league match between Nice and Valenciennes (4-0).
During the Euro 2016 Championships, the stadium hosted three first round group matches and the round of 16 match between Iceland and England (2-1).