Paris Saint Germain, the famous Paris soccer club, one of the best european clubs, plays its games in Parc des Princes. Now owned by Qatar Sports Investment, it has the legitimate ambition to win major European trophies. Sport in Paris
Paris Saint-Germain, abbreviated PSG, is a French professional soccer club based in Paris, whose first team play in the highest tier of French football, the Ligue 1. Paris Saint Germain was formed in 1970 by the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint Germain. Paris Saint-Germain is the only club to have never been relegated from Ligue 1. Paris Saint Germain is one of only two French clubs to win a European title – the other being Olympique de Marseille.
Paris Saint Germain is the most successful French club in terms of trophies won. The capital club has won 31 titles. Domestically, Paris Saint Germain has won six Ligue 1 titles, a record ten Coupes de France, six Coupes de la Ligue, six Trophees des Champions and one Ligue 2 title. In international club football, Paris Saint Germain have won one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and one UEFA Intertoto Cup.
Parc des Princes is the home stadium of Paris Saint Germain. Parc des Princes can seat 45 000 people and is the third largest French stadium after Stade de France and Stade Velodrome in Marseille. Parc des Princes is located on the fashionable edge of Bois de Boulogne.
The address of Parc des Princes stadium is:
Locate Parc des Princes on the map. Parc des Princes is easily reachable by metro. It is advised to come to soccer games by metro rather than by car. Metro: Porte de Saint-Cloud metro station on line 9.
Parc des Princes was built to provide the city with a modern venue for important rugby and football matches. The new stadium replaced the Velodrome, that had stood in its place since 1897. Parc des Princes was inaugurated in 1972 by French president Pompidou. The first match was the Coupe de France final between Marseille and Bastia (2-1).
The stadium, designed by architect Roger Taillibert, was lauded for its avant garde design and received several architectural prices. Its most striking feature were the 50 concrete columns that support the ring-shaped roof. One year after the opening, in 1973, newly founded Paris Saint-Germain moved into the stadium.
Parc des Princes has remained the home stadium of Paris Saint-Germain since 1974, despite the building of the much larger Stade de France. Before the opening of the Stade de France in 1998, it was also the home stadium of the French football and rugby national teams.