Stade de Nice Nice
Stade de Nice, which is also known as Allianz Riviera for sponsorship reasons, is the home of OGC Nice. The stadium is also occasionally used by Toulon for home matches.
The 35,000-seater stadium opened its doors in 2013. Although it was originally hoped that Stade de Nice would be completed in 2007, plans for the stadium were ditched in 2002 and 2006, and final plans were not approved until 2010.
Since construction finished, Stade de Nice has been used to host matches at UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Similarly, the French national football team has played at the ground on select occasions, and it has also been used to host concerts by Celine Dion, and Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
Although Stade de Nice has hosted several Toulon matches, Rugby World Cup 2023 will be the first time that the stadium has hosted games at a major rugby tournament. During the competition, it will play host to four pool-stage games, including matches that involve several of the world's greatest sides, including Wales and England.
Games at Stade de Nice
Other Rugby World Cup Stadiums
Saint-Denis (Paris)Stade de France
The 80,000-seater Stade de France is France’s national football and rugby stadium. As well as several pool-stage games, this iconic stadium will host two quarter-finals, both semi-finals, the bronze final and the final.
MarseilleStade de Marseille
Stade de Marseille is one of the oldest stadiums in France. Since it first opened its doors in 1937, the stadium has hosted a number of major sporting events, including two quarter-final matches at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. This time around, it will host four pool-stage games and two quarter-finals.
OL Stadium, which is also known as Parc Olympique Lyonnais, is the third-largest stadium in France. In the past, it has hosted the European Rugby Challenge Cup final and several major football matches. For the 2023 Rugby World Cup, almost 60,000 fans will be able to pack into the ground for each game, including the highly anticipated match between Wales and Australia.
Stade Pierre-Mauroy is an ultra-modern venue with a retractable roof. For the Rugby World Cup, more than 50,000 spectators can pack into the venue for top matches like France against Uruguay.
When it isn’t hosting rugby matches, the stadium comes with a unique feature: half of the pitch can slide back over the other to transform the ground into an arena for concerts.
BordeauxStade de Bordeaux
Stade de Bordeaux, which is also known as Matmut Atlantique, is ultra-modern. With 42,115 seats available, this Rugby World Cup stadium is the largest sports arena in the south-west of France.
Having already hosted games at Rugby World Cup 2007 and UEFA Euro 2016, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard will once again welcome fans for matches at the 2023 Rugby World Cup. During the tournament, it will host several high-profile games, including Australia vs Fiji.
NantesStade de la Beaujoire
Stade de la Beaujoire is set to host four pool-stage games at the 2023 Rugby World Cup, including the highly-anticipated clash between Japan and Argentina. In 2007, the stadium performed similar duties and hosted several high-scoring games, including a match where France scored 87 points against Namibia.