Stade Municipal du Ray
|293 (VIP seats)|
|91 (Press seats)|
|Renovations||1948, 1979, 1997, 2004|
|Record attendance||22,908 (Nice-Reims, 9.03.1959)|
|Address||35, Avenue du Ray, 06100 Nice|
Stade du Ray – stadium description
When opened, it had just 3,500 capacity. But when rebuilt after WWII, it grew significantly, reaching 23,000 in 1950s. Peak capacity was achieved in late 1970s and then started falling due to structural changes and infrastructure requirements growing.
Old main grandstand was demolished in early 1990s and reopened in 1997. However, other stands didn't follow suite as plans for completely new venue were drawn in 2002. For years attempts to build a new football stadium were futile, but work finally managed to start in August 2011, on a stadium selected to host Euro 2016.
Apart from OGC Nice fixtures, this stadium hosted two international friendlies, of France vs. Czech Republic and Italy vs. Austria.
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