October 5, 2017
The new OGC Nice training and academy centre inaugurated this evening!
A new chapter opens for OGC Nice, who inaugurate their new training and academy centre on Thursday.
Located just a stone’s throw away from the old headquarters, this new ultra-modern tool will group all of the elements of the club. The professional team, and the youngsters from the Academy, as well as all of the administrative staff will all be based at the new centre, which is set on a site of 7.5 hectares.
Alongside the president Jean-Pierre Rivère, several political and sporting personalities will be there on Thursday: Laura Flessel (Ministry of Sport), Christian Estrosi (Mayor of Nice), Ange Ferracci (President of the OGC Nice Association), Eric Ciotti (deputy for Alpes-Maritimes), Charles-Anges Ginesy (President of the Council of the 6th Department), Nathalie Boy-De la Tour (President of the LFP), as well as the architect of the project, Jean-Philippe Cabane.
The official visit of the building, accompanied by the press, will begin at 5pm, one hour before the evening’s event which will see 200 guests attend. Among the guests, will be the club’s principal partners, a municipal delegation, the Mayors of Nice Côte d’Azur, the companies who have been involved in the construction of the building, as well as representatives of sporting institutions (District of the Côte d’Azur, CDOS) and economic institutions (UPE06, CCI,…).
The OGC Nice family will also come together: alongside representatives from supporter groups, former Aiglons, coaching staff and a delegation of players, the former owners of the club have been invited (Maurice Cohen, Roger Ricort, Gilbert Stellardo, Manu Pires, André Boïs). Finally, creator of the youth policy put in place at the club, the late René Marsiglia will be respectably represented by his son Benjamin.
Amavi had a good excuse...
Like a symbol, Jordan Amavi, whose transfer to Aston Villa allowed the club to finance part of the new centre, had confirmed his presence at tomorrow evening’s event. But the young full-back had a good excuse to cancel. And the reason: he was called up to the French national side for the first time. With Hugo Lloris, the other product of the Nice academy on the list of 23, and Christophe Jallet, he will prepare for the qualifying matches for World Cup 2018 against Montenegro and Belarus.
Mèfi will watch over the evening
Used to kicking-off OGC Nice fixtures at the Allianz Riviera, Eagle Mèfi will take to the air above OGC Nice’s new base.
From 5pm, head to OGCNICE.COM to discover the new centre from all angles and follow the inauguration on social media.