Paris Saint-Germain, one of Europe’s top soccer clubs, was in Miami recently for their match against Juventus F.C. in the International Champions Cup at Hard Rock Stadium.
Leading up to the match, Paris Saint-Germain had several events and pop-ups throughout Miami, for fans to get up close and personal with the team. PSG collaborated with a series of local streetwear, skate boutiques and galleries to deliver an array of exclusive, limited edition items.
Stay Fit 305 also had the chance to chat with Midfielder, Thiago Motta, and Goalkeeper, Kevin Trapp, about some of their training and dieting habits. But before we get to that, check out some of the unique PSG experiences throughout Miami.
The Paris Saint-Germain Residence
PSG hosted a high-end pop-up store at the hip Wynwood lifestyle space, Wynwell, where visitors could score exclusive PSG gear from Nike, Andrew, Cornilleau, OMY Miami Drawing and Fit Bike Co.
Directly outside the store was the Paris Saint-Germain x Miami Skate Park, designed by local skate shop Andrew.
The Residence also incorporated the Paris Saint-Germain x Miami eSports space, which hosted the Coca-Cola x Paris Saint-Germain eCopa finals.
The downtown Miami skateshop sold exclusive Paris Saint-Germain x Andrew decks and a special collector’s edition of the Paris Saint-Germain Nike away jersey.
The large gallery-like shop with ultra modern décor, offering designer clothing and accessories showed off an exclusive Alchemist x Paris Saint-Germain collection featuring jersey, shoes, apparel and a table tennis set.
The hip downtown Miami retailer known for trendy sneakers, street wear and sports apparel had 24 pairs of exclusive Paris Saint-Germain x Nike sneakers, designed and hand made by @redribbonrecon. The colorway and design was created to match the home kit for 2017/18 PSG season. The shoe is an Air Max 90 base and custom PSG logos were added to the tongue and heel area.
Red electric film was added to the mudguard in the chevron pattern to match the center line down the middle of the PSG official jersey and white pearlescent lamb skin replaces the swooshed for a touch of Parisian luxury. To top it off, the laces are 3m reflective to represent the city of lights.
Fabien Castanier Gallery
The Wynwood gallery hosted a 10-day silent auction to benefit the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation club, an organization dedicated to supporting under-privileged youth through a wide range of programs that provide education and betterment through sports.
For the silent auction, the gallery organized the creation of new and unique artworks from a variety of international contemporary artists, and a significant portion of the proceeds from the silent auction went directly to the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation.
In addition, the club donated jerseys and soccer balls that a selection of used as their canvases, creating one of a kind works of art.
Player Meet & Greet
We caught up with Paris Saint-Germain Midfielder, Thiago Motta, and Goalkeeper, Kevin Trapp during one of the press events. We were able to chat with them about their stay here in Miami, but also managed to ask them about their dieting, similar to how we recently asked local Miami trainers about theirs.
“I eat carbohydrates, protein and minerals,” said Motta. “I try to eat a normal diet – nothing special. I try to stay really well hydrated since it’s hot outside.”
“I try to pay attention to what I eat and be careful to what I eat,” said Trapp. “We are training a lot, so to get power, we need lots of carbohydrates and protein. But my favorite cheat meal would be pizza.”