PSG is considering moving from its stadium, the Parque de los Príncipes. In May 2021, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi acknowledged in an interview that they wanted to increase the capacity of the stadium, but the structure of the city of Paris and the City Hall prevented it.. The president of the Parisians, in an interview with the Business portal, expressed his desire to move to another venue that can accommodate a greater number of spectators.
“Paris deserves a better stadium. My first option was not to move. But the city of Paris urges us to move. We have spent 70 million euros to improve the Parc, but it is not our stadium”, stressed the president of PSG. Later, the Qatari, who is now in Doha to witness the World Cup, clarified that one of the options being considered by the capital entity is to acquire the Stade France at the request of the French Executive. “We are thinking of making an offer,” he added.
The stadium in which the French team regularly plays its matches is the most feasible option at the moment. The lease with the State ends in 2025 and Macron, very close to the State of Qatar, would be delighted to negotiate its sale to PSG. Initially, the Parisians wanted to acquire the entire Parc des Princes (to expand it from 48,000 to 60,000 seats), of which the City Council is the lessor with a binding contract for 30 years, but its exorbitant appraisal price, at more than 350 million, has pushed back the leaders, as reported by L’Équipe. In 2016, for the Eurocup, the club already invested more than 85 million euros in renovating the facilities.
The prestigious French newspaper adds that PSG is willing to invest 500 million euros to renovate the Parc des Princes, as long as they become the owners of the venue. A rather complex transaction, especially due to the current lease contract that the City Council has and due to the economic discrepancies between both parties.
Nor is it ruled out that the president of PSG formally expresses his interest in one of the Paris hippodromes located in the west of the city. The capacity of the Parc des Princes, which does not exceed 50,000 spectators, is one of the main reasons, if not the most, why the current Ligue 1 champion wants to move. Al-Khelaïfi himself acknowledged in his interview with Business that Anne Hidalgo, the mayoress of Paris, has urged him to leave the stadium to find a new one.
To the new PSG stadium we must add the new training center that will open in 2023, just one year after the kick-off of the Paris Olympic Games. The complex will have 74 hectares spread over three levels that will also house 17 soccer fields, four of them with heating included. It is not ruled out, either, that PSG build a new stadium in this venue, which is located in Poissy, in the town of Yvelines, if it does not find offers that satisfy it far from the Parc des Princes.