PSV’s management still has doubts about whether to extend the current stadium or to build a completely new one. “From an emotional perspective, we want to stay in the town. It’s only a ten-minute walk to the town centre. The ideal would be to celebrate our centenary in 2013 on this site”, commercial director Marcel van den Bunder told the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper.
“But if research shows that a stadium on the edge of the town offers economic and commercial benefits, we will have to consider it. We don’t want a 60 thousand-seater stadium that isn’t full every game. In terms of image and experience, it is better to have a full house at every game. All our home games in the Eredivisie are sold out”, concludes Van den Bunder.
The Eindhoven club is hoping for a government subsidy for the stadium extension, with an eye to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, one of which the Netherlands is aiming to host in conjunction with Belgium.
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