PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN will leave the iconic Parc des Princes stadium for a new home.
GettyPSG will leave the Parc des Princes after failing to buy it from the City of Paris[/caption]
RexIt’s another headache for the French champs, who are set to lose Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid[/caption]
And it’s another headache for PSG to deal with as they prepare to lose Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid.
The French champions have resided at the Parc des Princes since 1974, four years after their inception.
And the lease on their tenancy runs until 2043.
PSG’s Qatari owners were eager to buy the Parc des Princes, built in 1967, from the City of Paris for a sum of around £85m.
They had already spent over £70m on maintenance issues and estimated a further £420m would be needed for an expanded upgrade.
But Mayor Hidalgo refused to bow and quoted an eye-watering figure of £250m.
She said: “There will be no sale of the Parc des Princes. It is the heritage of the Parisian people. The subject is closed.”
And PSG chief Al-Khelaifi has now confirmed the end of his side’s run at the iconic 48,000-seater stadium.
Speaking at the Uefa executive committee today, he said: “It is easier for us now.
“We know what we want. It’s over for us.”
AFP – GettyPSG are looking at options, including the Stade Jean-Bouin to the right of the Parc des Princes (c)[/caption]
AFPLa Defense Arena is another option but plays host to music shows and events[/caption]
90Min claims PSG are now scouring the area for a new stadium.
And there are no less than three options on the table.
Next door to the Parc des Princes is the 20,000-capacity Stade Jean-Bouin, also owned by the City of Paris.
It currently holds PSG’s women’s team while playing host to rugby and American football matches too.
Likewise, the government-owned 20,000 seater Stade Sebastien Charlety could also be an option.
Minnows Paris FC play there these days, and PSG would look to knock it down before building a new mega venue potentially holding up to 75,000 punters.
PAPSG have already turned down the chance to bid for the Parc des Princes[/caption]
GettyOne option could be to build a stadium by their Poissy training base[/caption]
The third site is the 30,000-seater Paris La Defense Arena, home of rugby side Racing 92.
They are set to return to their renovated Yves-Du-Manoir stadium after the Olympic Games, leaving La Defense free.
However, its location in the business district, plus its popularity as a music and events venue, could be an issue.
A fourth option is to build a brand new stadium by the training camp in Poissy.
But that would pose logistical problems, as it is based 15.5miles from the centre of Paris.
PSG had also looked at the Stade de France but declined to make an offer in last month’s bidding.
The decision to move comes as Kylian Mbappe reportedly closes in on a free transfer to Real Madrid.
The World Cup winner is out of contract this summer.
But it’s reckoned that Mbappe has agreed to link up with Jude Bellingham and Co on a mega-money deal.