The Parc des Princes is the heart of Paris Saint-Germain. The Team devoted an article to this subject and recalls that for months, the Qatari owners have wanted to buy the Parisian compound, but the Paris town hall does not see it that way. Due to pressure, the desire to buy the Stade de France or build a new stadium, everything seems on standby on the QSI side. However, the idea of renovating the Parc des Princes has been costed and architects have reportedly worked on an enlarged and luxurious stadium. The Team explains that a resumption of dialogue is expected with the Paris town hall because QSI sees its other projects very complicated to complete and the city of Paris would lose a lot with the departure of PSG.
“PSG has not abandoned the idea of carrying out a major renovation at the Parc des Princes. Which implies that he still hopes to be able to acquire it, even if this is not the wish of the City of Paris, its owner. The capital club, helped by the architectural firms Pierre Ferret and Populous , has been working for some time on a large-scale, modern, ambitious and luxurious project. This version would notably include a roof and a retractable lawn modeled on that of the Santiago-Bernabeu stadium, the home of Real Madrid, renovated a few months ago.
This equipment would be added to an increase in the capacity of the Porte de Saint-Cloud stadium. A little higher than 47,000 seats currently, the management, for whom this issue is major in order to significantly increase its revenues, hopes to increase it to around 60,000 seats, more probably to around 57,000 seats, with an increase in the number of seats VIP. This V2, if we can call it that, would be much more expensive than the first versions which cost between 300 and 400 million euros. According to certain sources, such work could increase the bill and reach around a billion euros. »
We know the ambition of the Qataris, we know that they dream of a brand new stadium which would make the club shine in the world of football. The ideas are necessarily present, we don’t see how QSI wouldn’t have in mind a high-tech stadium, functional and obviously even more lucrative than today.-
The cost could be very significant, the range would be between 300 million Euros and a billion, which obviously makes a huge difference. However, we can see this as an investment in the project, a desire to make the City of Lights club grow again and again, but nothing is simple in this matter, starting with the desire to buy the stadium, this which Paris town hall has refused until now.-
“ The evolution of the latter could push Parisian decision-makers to return to the discussion table with Hidalgo and his teams”
It’s a lying poker game that will last as long as possible. The town hall has clearly lost dialogue with the Qataris, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi had been very clear. Either they buy and renovate the Parc des Princes, or they will find another solution. Building a stadium in Paris is extremely complex, buying the Stade de France with government constraints and the necessary renovation can be scary and above all, the heart of PSG is at the Parc des Princes. How could a discussion between the two parties not resume in the coming weeks?
Time passes and no solution is found, we hope that the dialogue will resume, because PSG must fight for the Parc des Princes, especially as we saw above, the project is ambitious and would make the exceptional PSG venue. QSI is in its role, wanting to grow its club, the town hall also wants to preserve its interests, but ultimately, no one comes out a winner. We will follow this file closely, knowing that the government is awaiting the files for the Stade de France by January 3. Be careful not to cross the dead line.