Parc des Princes


* Address: 24 rue du Commandant-Guilbaud, Paris
* Country: French Republic
* Capacity: 47,000
* Opened: 18 July 1897
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Paris Saint-Germain (football)

Extra stadium info – Parc des Princes

The Parc des Princes hosted FIFA World Cup matches, Rugby League World Cup matches and Rugby World Cup matches. It also hosted several matches for the European championship for national football teams. On 4 June 1938, the first-ever FIFA World Cup match at the venue took place. 27,000 people showed up for the football match between the Swiss Confederation and Germany. The stadium’s record attendance was broken in 1989, when the national rugby union team of the French Republic defeated Wales 31–12 in front of 50,000 spectators.

Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, also known as PSG, have been tenants of the venue since 1973. Paris Saint-Germain won the French top-flight football league in 1986 for the first time in their history. They drew an average home attendance of 24,000 during that domestic league season. PSG, the first French sports club with 10 million followers on its main social media page, is among the first football clubs in the world with a value of $1 billion. In 2017, Paris Saint-Germain broke the transfer fee record for a football player when they signed the Brazilian football star Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. Neymar left the Spanish side FC Barcelona for the club from Paris.

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