Nadja Graf, Leisure Development Manager,. Nice Convention & Visitors Bureau offers advice for football fans visiting Nice, France during EURO 2016.
UEFA Euro 2016 the Allianz Riviera stadium will be known as the Stade de Nice for the UEFA competition. The stadium is one of the venues for the UEFA Euro 2016 event and is scheduled to host the following soccer matches:
12 June 2016 – 1800 Poland v Northern Ireland (Group C)
17 June 2016 – 2100 Spain v Turkey (Group D)
22 June 2016 – 2100 Sweden v Belgium (Group E)
27 June 2016 – 2100 Runner-up Group B v Runner-up Group F (Round of 16)
The multi-use stadium in Nice, France is used mostly for soccer matches of host team OGC Nice and also for occasional home matches of rugby union club Toulon. The stadium has a capacity of 35,624 people but it is capable of accommodating up to 45,000 spectators for concerts, operas and large-scale shows. The stadium’s opening was on 22 September 2013. The stadium also houses the Musee National de Sport a collection of greatest sporting exploits from each era displayed through an innovative and immersive indoor display. See the football used in the World Cup 1998 final, Marcel Cerdan’s gloves, Jean-Claude Killy’s skis, Yannick Noah’s racket and the Olympic torches. The exhibition includes atmospheric sound installations, film projections and interactive challenges included an F1 car to test your driving skills.
Getting to Nice
Nice airport, the gateway to the Cote d’Azur, is the second busiest in France after Paris in terms of traffic.
High-speed and express trains (TGV and Corail) connect Nice and the Cote d’Azur to the rest of France and major European cities. The TGV Méditerranée completes the journey from Paris to Nice in approx. 5 hours 30 minutes, arriving in the heart of Nice. The city has three railway stations, from west to east: Saint-Agustin, Nice Ville and Riquier.
The port, overlooked by Château de Nice, is France’s second busiest destination for cruise ships. Ferries also connect Nice to Corsica.
Distances to other UEFA EURO 2016 venues
Marseille – 215km
Lyon – 480km
Saint-Etienne – 500km
Toulouse – 570km
Bordeaux – 810km
Paris – 945km
Saint-Denis – 955km
Lens – 1,150km
Lille – 1,170km
Distances between city centres, by motorway where possible
Distance of Stade de Nice to…
Nice city centre: 12km
Nice Airport: 6km
Getting around Nice
Nice’s single tram line runs from the city centre to the northern suburbs. (a second is scheduled to open in 2017)
Public transport in the city is run by Lignes d’Azur, offering an extensive network of bus routes. A variety of ticket types is available. You can also get around by means of the Vélo-Bleu bike hire scheme or by renting Auto-Bleue electric vehicles.
Musee National de Sport: http://www.museedusport.fr
City of Nice website: http://www.nice.fr
Nice airport: http://www.nice.aeroport.fr
Nice tourist information office: http://www.nicetourisme.com
Nice public transport: http://www.lignesdazur.com
Local, regional and international news: http://www.nicematin.com
Nice Cote d’Azur municipality: www.nicecotedazur.org
Information on attractions and activities in Nice: http://www.nicerendezvous.com
OGC Nice official website: http://www.ogcnice.com
Allianz Riviera http://www.allianz-riviera.fr/en
Atout France http://uk.france.fr
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