PSG is considering moving out of 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 the desire to move to another location that can accommodate a larger 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 spent 70 million euros to improve the park, but it’s not our stadium”, emphasized the president of PSG. Later on, 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 about making an offer,” he added.
The stadium in which the French national team regularly plays its matches is currently the most viable option. The lease with the state expires in 2025 and Macron, very close to the state of Qatar, would like to negotiate the 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 the exorbitant valuation price of more than 350 million has led the leaders pushed back, as reported by L’Équipe. In 2016, the club already invested more than 85 million euros in the renovation of the facilities for the Eurocup.
The prestigious French newspaper adds that PSG are willing to invest €500 million to renovate the Parc des Princes, as long as they take ownership of the site. A fairly complex transaction, especially due to the current lease contract that the municipality has and due to the economic discrepancies between the two parties.
It is also not excluded that the president of PSG formally expresses his interest in one of the Parisian hippodromes 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 mayor 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 which will open in 2023, just one year after the kick-off of the Paris Olympic Games. The complex will have 74 hectares on three levels, on which 17 football pitches will also be built, four of which have heating. It is also not excluded that PSG will build a new stadium on this site, located in Poissy, in the town of Yvelines, if far from the Parc des Princes it does not find offers that satisfy it..