Paris-Saint-Germain wants to leave the Parc des Princes after failing to reach an agreement with the town council

Published by Graziella de Sortiraparis · Photos by Graziella de Sortiraparis · Published on February 8th, 2024 at 02:55 p.m.
Deprived of the purchase of the Parc des Princes, Paris-Saint-Germain wants to leave its stadium of more than 50 years, a heartbreak for the Parisian club's supporters. "It's over for us", announced its president, Nasser al-Khelaïfi.

Even if it breaks the hearts of Parisian fans, whose home is the Parc des Princes, the Parisian club is moving. For a time, PSG was considering buying the Stade de France, the largest stadium in the Paris region, with a capacity of almost 80,000, but this is not going to happen. Paris-Saint-Germain is looking for a bigger stadium to match its growing success and reputation. As a first step, the Qatari owners have obviously tried to buy the Parc des Princes from the Paris City Council, in order to stay in the club's historic stadium and be able to expand it. However, this seems to have been a lost cause, and the club's president, Nasser al-Khelaïfi, has announced the end of PSG at the Parc.

This week, the Paris city council confirmed that the stadium in the 16th arrondissement of Paris was not for sale. The Qatari owners of Paris-Saint-Germain have decided: "It's easier for us now, we know what we want. It's over for us", confirmed the president. According to him, this departure was"forced" by the city of Paris, and implies the end of development work on the stadium. The club now needs to find new options and get its new stadium built as soon as possible, which could take several years.

Until now, Paris-Saint-Germain had been hoping to acquire the stadium, an essential step towards expanding it to 60,000 seats. The club has invested a great deal of money to make the Parc des Princes more comfortable, but the directors have indicated that this will not go any further without a buyout. According to RMC Sport, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi would already have considered leaving if the town hall had said eight years ago that the stadium was not for sale, as it is a very long-term project.

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