The Executive Committee of the French Football Federation, in association with FIFA, has revealed the nine hosting cities to be the venues for the matches of the next Women’s Football World Cup in 2019. Together with Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Paris, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes, Nice is among the cities that will be welcoming this major international competition!
Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, Chairman of the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Council, Acting Chairman of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Council:
“It is an honour and a mark of pride for our city to be taking part in this major worldwide event, which fits perfectly with our own desire to ensure that Nice becomes a venue for the greatest international events, for they will lead to substantial media coverage and business growth for our area, as well as representing a tremendous encouragement for young people to practise a sport. The Euro 2016 was a great success for Nice. As a result, I am convinced that the World Cup’s influence will generate fantastic momentum for women’s football in our country, and thereby throughout our city and the entire French Riviera. This is a tremendous opportunity for Nice to demonstrate how much it is attached to women’s sports and to reassert its determination to help it grow.”
José Cobos, Deputy Mayor of Nice in charge of Sports Events and the Foundation to Promote Sports and Culture:
“To be hosting this World Cup is a great responsibility, because Nice and its stadium will be playing a prominent role in the success of the Women’s World Cup, since the Allianz Riviera will be among the Top 3 stadiums in the competition in terms of capacity. So we shall be doing our utmost to ensure it is a major popular success throughout our region, and to raise the organisation of this World Cup to an even higher level nationwide, thanks to the many assets that have made Nice into a unique international destination.”