Sometimes, there are stadiums that just are simply almost perfect. Stade du Ray was one of that kind. Esthetically maybe not so beautiful (a big, grey colossus as main stand, surrounded by three uncovered pieces of concrete), but an evening in 'Lou Ray' was a real experience on its own. The fanatics high in the fences, the running down the stands after a goal, the sirening stadium announcer, the deafening firecrackers. Behind the stands palm trees, behind the tribune Sud the man with his Nice flag, following the match from his balcony. It might have been demolished in 2014, but for Nice fans, this place in the north of the city will always be a special one. Where once the Stade du Ray was, is now the Parc du Ray.