Updated: Tuesday, 25 March 2014 00:53 | By Agence France-Presse

Parc des Princes set for Euro 2016 facelift

Paris Saint-Germain's Parc des Princes stadium is to undergo a facelift ahead of the 2016 European Championship, Le Parisien newspaper reported on Monday.


Parc des Princes set for Euro 2016 facelift

A view of the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris with a highway passing nearby, on August 23, 2013 - by Jacques Demarthon

The refurbishment work will see the capacity of the famous venue in Paris increased slightly to 47,000.

The daily revealed that plans to give it a facelift for Euro 2016 will increase the number of VIP places to 4,500 and will also include new restaurant facilities.

French champions, and current Ligue 1 leaders, Paris Saint-Germain hope to eventually raise capacity - which currently stands at 45,000 - to 60,000 after the tournament, added Le Parisien, although PSG themselves refused to comment.

As well as being home to PSG, the Parc des Princes has hosted many showpiece matches, including the 1984 European Championship final, and was home to the French national football and rugby teams before the Stade de France opened in 1998.

The 24-nation Euro 2016 will run from June 10 to July 10, 2016.

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