Parc des Princes


* Address: 24 rue du Commandant-Guilbaud, Paris
* Country: French Republic
* Capacity: 47,000
* Opened: 25 May 1972
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Paris Saint-Germain (football)

Extra stadium info – Parc des Princes

The construction of the Parc des Princes started in 1967. It hosted FIFA Women’s World Cup matches, FIFA World Cup matches, Rugby League World Cup matches and Rugby World Cup matches. The venue also hosted several matches for the European championship for national football teams. 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. Paris Saint-Germain played their first-ever UEFA Champions League final in 2020. The German side FC Bayern München won the game, which took place in the Portuguese city of Lisbon. The Germans won their sixth European championship title after beating PSG.

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