The big day arrived on Sunday with the inauguration of the Stade Allianz Riviera, the newest jewel in Nice’s sporting crown.
An afternoon of celebration and festivities marked the opening of the Allianz Riviera stadium in the Plaine du Var in Nice, followed by the first home match for OGC Nice in their new home.
For the record, Nice won 4-0, beating Valenciennes in a manner befitting the historic occasion.
Boulevard des Jardiniers
All photographs © Mike Fiddler