Stadium: The Stadium of Light
Address: The Sunderland Stadium of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU
Telephone: 0191 551 5000
Club website: www.safc.com
From the A19 take the A1231, signposted Sunderland North. Go straight across four roundabouts, then keep in the left-hand lane and follow signs for B1289 (Roker). Continue on this road and the stadium will be on your right.
The Stadium of Light has 1,146 parking spaces for supporters as well as space for up to 24 coaches. You can park at the Stadium of Light Metro Station at a cost of £4 per car, or alternatively, parking is available in the city centre around a 10-15 minute walk from the ground. There is also a 'Park and Ride' scheme in operation on matchdays. This runs from Sunderland Enterprise Park, which is well signposted just off the A1231. Buses run every five minutes, starting 90 minutes before kick-off and continue well after the game has finished. Many of the streets surrounding the stadium are residential so if parking in any surrounding streets please be respectful of local homeowners.
Sunderland train station is a 10-15 minute walk from the stadium. It has excellent links to the national rail network and Metro system. When travelling to the match, fans have the choice of arriving at either St. Peter’s or the Stadium of Light metro stations prior to the game.
Visiting supporters should use St Peters metro station on arrival as that is the closest to the stadium.
The Stadium of Light metro station goes back to Newcastle for those getting the train back in the evening.
for details of the entertainment in the fanzone
Special Dish: Bovril Chicken and Chips £4.
When opened in 1997 the name for the stadium was eventually revealed as the Stadium of Light, a reference to a miner's lamp (the stadium is built on the site of the old Wearmouth Colliery, and many Sunderland fans have worked in the region's mines). To emphasise the fact, a Davy lamp is located in front of the stadium's ticket office.