‘The Red and Blues’ to greet capacity crowd


Parc de Princes at full capacity Image: PSG

The prefecture has given the nod for the Ligue 1 team Paris Saint-Germain’s home – Parc des Princes (France) – to open to full capacity.

The ‘Paris Saint-Germain’ has stated that following the Prefecture’s green light, the Ligue 1 team is getting ready to welcome supporters back to its venue fold on August 14th for their match against their peer team Racing Club de Strasbourg.

Strict COVID-19 protocols will be in place keeping in mind the health and safety of fans and all the stakeholders involved.

The prefecture in France is an administration that belongs to the Ministry of the Interior, and is therefore in charge of the delivery of identity cards, driving licenses, passports, residency, and work permits for foreigners, vehicle registration, registration of associations (creation, status modification, dissolution), and of the management of police and firefighters. There are 101 prefectures in France, one for each department.

Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, commonly referred to as Paris Saint-Germain or PSG, is a professional football club based in Paris, France. They compete in Ligue 1, the top division of French football.

The Parc des Princes is an all-seater football stadium in Paris, France, in the South-West of the French capital, inside the 16th arrondissement, near the Stade Jean-Bouin and Stade Roland Garros. The stadium, with a seating capacity for 47,929 spectators, has been the home of Paris Saint-Germain since 1974.

Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace is a French association football club founded in 1906, based in the City of Strasbourg, Alsace. It has possessed professional status since 1933 and is currently playing in Ligue 1, the top tier of French football, ever since winning the 2016-2017 Ligue 2 championship.

Exulted Nicolas Arndt, Director of Ticket Sales and Hospitality, Paris Saint-Germain. “We have been looking forward to this moment for the last 18 months. The Red and Blues are eager to see the club’s supporters again, as it is due to their support and encouragement that we are able to touch dizzying heights of success. In accordance with the Government guidelines, over the last few months we have made our terms clear in order to receive spectators back safely.”

The ‘Paris Saint-Germain’ further stated that strict COVID-19 protocols will be in place both inside and in the immediate vicinity of the venue. Spectators must carry a Health Pass (proof of full vaccination/proof that one has had contracted COVID but has tested negative/negative PCR or antigen test result from within 48 hours of the individual’s visit to the stadium), proof of identity and a ticket for the match.

Leaving nothing to chance, the club has taken foolproof hygiene measures to keep fans safe once they are inside the venue. Spectators have been requested to maintain maximum hygiene.

EU citizens will be required to show their European vaccination certificate or negative PCR/antigen test results.

Non-EU citizens will be required to show a negative PCR/antigen test result, carried out within 48 hours of their visit.

Children aged 12 to 17 will soon be required to carry a Health Pass in order to enter the stadium.

It is expected that 47,900 staunch fans will attend the first fixture. The Parc des Princes will be full house for the August 14th match.

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