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Welcome to the family home!

Season ticket holders invited to the training ground

March 25, 2019

Welcome to the family home!

To thank them for their incredible support, OGC Nice invited season ticket holders to the visit the training ground. Congregating in small groups, the supporters discovered the inner chambers of the building that welcomes the club staff and Les Aiglons on a daily basis. A look back at a great Sunday at the family home.  

Fabrice has Le Gym running in his veins. The 55-year old supporter has been a season ticket holder since the day that he was “big enough to go to the stadium (at 10 years old)”.

Fabrice poses for a picture, alongside Franck (on the left) and Ben (on the right). Originally from Metz, the latter caught the OGC Nice "virus" thanks to his friend.

Originally from the south of Italy and supporter of Avellino (Serie D), Maurizio enjoys the atmosphere at the Allianz. “Here, it’s always calmer than in Italy. We can come with kids”, explained the man who never misses a match with his twins Simone and Mattéo.

The Food Truck "The Mother Trucker" allowed the season ticket holders to eat before and after the visit.

​Dressing room & sporting space on the ground floor

The visit started in the geode.

First step of the visit: the dressing room! Christophe (47 years old) proudly poses in front of Malang Sarr’s locker. “I like him. He is a real Nissart, and a good lad.”

Youcef Atal’s spot was equally popular.

Off to the gym and treatment rooms!

In the saddle!

Press conference room and classrooms on the first floor

After the ground floor, the first floor and its press conference room.

The season ticket holders sat behind the microphone, where Patrick Vieira and his players usually answer questions from journalists before matches.

Some made the most of it to get some laughs!

On the other side of the corridor, classrooms welcome the pupils of the day: Michel (60 years old), Tiphaine (16 years old) and Roger (54 years old).

​Second floor: Welcome to the players’ floor!

Season ticket holder in the Garibaldi, Manu (42 years old) and Dorian (10 years old) visited the players’ room.

A door separates the rooms for the professional players and the youngsters from the Academy. In order to motivate the youngsters, portraits of professionals who made the cut at OGC Nice are displayed in the corridor.

Terrace on the third floor

Then it was time for the top floor, where an effigy of the Populaire Sud sits.

A quick tour on the terrace and its famous pétanque pitch.

Marie and her son Corentin (15 years old), season ticket holders in the South, made the most of the opportunity to test the pitch!

All of the season ticket holders left with plenty of souvenirs!

A chance to give to the Endowment Fund

Whilst the tarif for the tour was left free, contributions were donated to the Endowment Fund. The Nice supporters showed their generosity and more than 1000€ was collected to contribute to Le Gym’s actions in the cabinet.

Photos F.H.