Paris Saint-Germain is set to leave their home stadium amid an escalating row with the mayor of Paris. The Parc des Princes has been Les Parisiens’ home since back in 1974 when they played in Ligue 1 under the PSG name for the first time. It was their stadium when they won Ligue 1 for the first time in the 1985-86 season, and they have continued to play home games there during their current dominant era. Soon, though, things could change.
Paris Saint-Germain is set to leave their home stadium
A back-and-forth with mayor Anne Hidalgo has not been resolved amicably, and the reigning champions could be forced to look for somewhere else to play. PSG had been talking with the city of Paris over buying the stadium outright. The club have invested heavily into the ground but does not own it, and the latest comments from the mayor suggest that will continue to be the case.
“We have an apparent position,” Hidalgo told Le Parisien.
“The Parc des Princes is not for sale and will not be sold.
“This is a firm and definitive position. It is an exceptional heritage for Parisians,” Hidalgo added.
The mayor is said to be open to working with PSG on further improvements, but the club are said to be reluctant to commit significant grounds without taking ownership.