Club: OGC Nice | Opening: 1927 | Capacity: 17,415 seats
History and description
Stade du Ray opened on the 30th of January 1927 and was further developed in the late 1940s.
The record attendance of the stadium was set in 1952 when 22,740 people visited a match between Nice and Racing CP.
A new main stand was built in 1979, followed by a new stand at the opposite side in the mid 1990s.
Further minor improvements were made after Nice promoted in 2001 to Ligue 1, however Stade du Ray currently hardly meets safety requirements and the club needs dispensation from the LFP to play its home matches at the stadium.
Nice has therefore recently started the construction of a new stadium, called Allianz Riviera, that will also serve as a playing venue during Euro 2016. The Allianz Riviera is expected to be completed in 2013.
Stade du Ray is located in the north of the city of Nice, about 2.5 kilometres from the main rail station and the city centre, and about 3.5 kilometres from the Promenade des Anglais along the Mediterranean Sea.
The stadium lies just south of the A8 motorway (which runs north of the city). Take exit 54 Nice –Quartiers Nord, follow for Le Ray, and turn onto the Bd Comté de Falicon. Follow for about 700 metres and turn left into the Rue Georges Bidault, which will bring you straight to the stadium.
If using public transport, the stadium can be reached with tram 1, which is the city’s only tram line. The tram can be boarded in the city centre or close to the rail station. Get off at stop Le Ray.
Address: 35 Avenue du Ray, 06100 Nice
Tickets for Nice games can be bought at the ticket windows of Stade du Ray, at the Club Shop at 5 Rue Lépante (in the city centre), or via the Francebillet and Ticketnet sales outlets. Tickets can be bought online via Digitick or Ticketnet.
Tickets can also be bought at the ticket windows of the stadium on the day of the match. Nice’s attendances are among the lowest in the league and the club practically never sells out.
Ticket prices depend on the opponent, but for a regular match range from €8.00 for a seat behind the goal to €33.00 for a seat at the covered main stand. Prices are increased for a few high-profile matches to between €12.00 and €45.00.
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