Paris: PSG wants to rebuild Parc des Princes
source: info-stades.fr; author: michał
New Qatari president of PSG suggests the club will opt to completely rebuild the ground and raise capacity to 60,000. Second choice would be less impressive renovation of current stands. Moving to Stade de France wasn’t named as any option – info-stades.fr suggests.
Ever since Paris Saint-Germain were taken over by Qatari investors, speculations of potential move to Stade de France have been raised. What may seem reasonable to some, though, may equal abandoning decades of great traditions.
This is why many PSG supporters may feel relieved after reading newest statement of Nasser al-Khelaïfi, Qatari president of the Ligue 1 side. –
Parc des Princes is PSG’s home. History is here, players feel good here. Our first choice is to remain at this site. Our priority would be reconstructing Parc in its location to accommodate 60,000 viewers. It’s a very ambitious project. Second option is renovating the current ground which would result in a smaller stadium, for about 54,000. That’s not much… - al-Khelaïfi said.
He also admitted the club is in talks with mayor of Paris, as the municipality owns the venue. At the same time Parc des Princes is a historical monument with its concrete shell which may be an obstacle in expanding it, just like very close neighbor, Stade Jean Bouin. As the Qatari said, nothing is final yet, but an announcement will be made soon.
One of the problems which would arise should PSG and mayor reach an agreement, would be Euro 2016. The stadium is among host venues of this tournament, but a complete revamp might not be finished on time.