Parc des Princes

Parc des Princes

Situated in the southwest of Paris, the Parc des Princes is the home stadium of football team Paris Saint-Germain and fourth largest stadium of its type in France. It dates back to 1897. Then it included a velodrome, often used for the finish on the Tour de France. After initial work in 1932, a second renovation in 1972 resulted in a stadium designed exclusively for football and rugby (no velodrome).

The Parc des Princes hosted six matches during World Cup 1998. Four games were group matches, while the other two were a round of 16 match and the third place match between the Netherlands and Croatia.


Location: Paris

Capacity: 48,875

Construction: 1897, Renovated in 1932 and 1972

Matches: Germany 2 : 0 USA (June 15), Nigeria 1 : 0 Bulgaria (June 19), Argentina 5 : 0 Jamaica (June 21), Belgium 1 : 1 South Korea (June 25), Brazil 4 : 1 Chile (June 27), and the third place match on July 11 Netherlands 1 : 2 Croatia.


World Cup 1998 Venues : Stade de France, Stade Velodrome, Parc des Princes, Stade de Gerland, Stade Felix-Bollaert, Stade de la Beaujoire, Stadium de Toulouse, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Parc Lescure and Stade de la Mosson.