Allianz Riviera, large and magnificent stadium is certainly a necessary condition to be able to be one of the hosts tournament like Euro 2016. Therefore the one who became one of the reasons holding of Allianz Riviera development in the city of Nice France.
Allianz Riviera Development was held at the old stadium is Stade Municipal du Ray only has a capacity of 18,696 seats. Of course, with the stadium capacity is less than 20 thousand spectators were not enough to hold international matches such as the European Cup. For the project to renovate the stadium is then done by involving several parties, namely the government, along with OGC Nice, the club is based at the stadium.
Renovation of the stadium began in 2011, architect and renowned designer in the world to be involved in this renovation project, namely Jean-Michel Wilmotte is the designer of Incheon International Airport in South Korea.
At that time the funds needed to renovate Allianz Riveira so as today is 245 million euros. Once completed, Nice announced the name of its stadium after cooperating with the giant German insurer, Allianz. Party of Allianz ready to disburse funds of 1.8 million euros per year to the club for 9 years. In the inauguration of the Allianz Riviera in September 2013, the host OGC Nice won the victory in its first match in this stadium, by beating Valenciennes 4-0.
The Allianz Riviera Stadium has a capacity of 35,000 spectators and like other stadiums, the stadium also has four main grandstand is Ray, Garibaldi, popular, and Segurane. In addition, the stadium is also equipped with a variety of public facilities such as cafes, shops and museums.
The stadium is also used for the game of football branch, also routinely held other games such as rugby, motor sports, and even tennis also often used in this field. Officially, this stadium has a capacity of 35 thousand for the game of football. However, if for a musical performance, the capacity could increase to 45,000 spectators.