Paris St Germain to Increase Parc des Princes Capacity

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Paris St Germain has received a boost in its stadium development efforts after Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe approved a capacity increase of the Parc des Princes following France’s staging of the 2016 UEFA European Championship.

Delanoe wrote to PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi giving his backing for an expansion project for the city-owned stadium, according to Le Parisien. The mayor is due to step down from his position after March’s elections, but this will reportedly not affect the plans.

In April, PSG revealed a €75 million redevelopment of the Parc des Princes, with club officials planning to eventually expand the venue to a 60,000 capacity after the Euros.

The team has struggled with creating a new stadium, previously citing plans of major redevelopment, construction of a new stadium on the current site and a move to a new facility.

The Parc des Princes’ location also faces considerable challenges to expand as it is surrounded by housing and Paris’ main ring road, the Peripherique, runs underneath the stadium. [Source: Sport Business]

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