The Stade Georges Lefèvre of the Camp des Loges was the main stadium of Stade Saint-Germain until the club's merger with Paris FC to form Paris Saint-Germain in 1970. It remained the home of new club PSG almost until 1974. The Camp des Loges became the training centre of PSG in 1974. It hosts training sessions for the senior team and also serves as the home facility for the Reserves and Academy and Female sides, which play their home matches at the Stade Georges Lefèvre. The Camp des Loges was renovated in 2008. Paris Saint-Germain became sole tenant of the Parc des Princes in June 1973.
Paris Saint-Germain played their first match at the Parc des Princes against Red Star on 10 November 1973. Canal+, PSG's then holding company, took control of the SESE, the company which holds the concession of the Parc des Princes, in 1992. The City of Paris extended the concession of the stadium for another 15 years in 1999. PSG completely took over the Parc des Princes and the capital club's headquarters were moved to a new building in 2002. The highest average home attendance of Paris Saint-Germain was registered during the 1999–2000 season with 43,185 spectators per match. The record home attendance of Paris Saint-Germain is 49,407 spectators and was registered in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals match against Waterschei in 1983.
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