The Parc des Princes has housed PSG since 1974. The club would like to buy the enclosure from the city of Paris, but the latter would be asking too much in the eyes of the Qatari owners who are considering a move.
More than a decade after the arrival of Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) at the helm of the Paris Saint Germain, a new page in the history of the Parisian club could well be written. Firstly because the management, through the voice of President Nasser al-Khelaïfi, said it was ready to open up part of the capital to a minority shareholder, then because the subject of the stadium hosting the matches came back to the table Parisians.
The Bloomberg site thus relayed the words of “NAK” which indicated that “ Paris deserves a better stadium“, implying a place offering more places. Currently, the Parc des Princes can accommodate a maximum of 48,000 spectators. The management would like to be able to carry out work and increase the capacity of the stadium to 60,000 spectators. Al-Khelaïfi specifies that a dialogue has existed with the city of Paris for four or five years on the subject, but he believes that his interlocutor does not really put his mind to it. ” My first option is to stay there. But if the city of Paris pushes us to leave… The club has three other options if it decides to leave. »
Heading to the Stade de France?
If the Parisian leader will say no more, The Team reveals this Wednesday that according to its sources, the city of Paris is asking for a sum of around 350 million euros. With already 85 M€ invested during the renovation of the Park for Euro 2016, QSI considers that this sum does not make sense. However, the dialogue remains open.
The sports media also think they know the famous three options in the event of departure. First there is the Stade France, whose capacity is 80,000 seats and whose current concession ends in 2025. The media then explains that one of the sites in question would be Poissy, where PSG is currently erecting its future training center. The last option is on the side of the Saint-Cloud racecourse, towards Rueil-Malmaison. In these last two cases, a stadium will have to be built.