Paolo Di Canio

Five games set for TV

by Ashley Houghton

Home clashes with Newcastle, Liverpool, Man Utd and Man City moved.

Sunderland AFC have confirmed the rescheduling of six Barclays Premier League fixtures, including five which have been selected for live broadcast.

The Black Cats’ second away game of the season, a trip to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, has been moved from 3pm to 5.30pm on Saturday 31st August. 

Paolo Di Canio’s men will host Liverpool on Sunday 29th September at 4pm while the visit of Barclays Premier League champions Manchester United has been moved from 3pm on Saturday 5th October to the slightly later time of 5.30pm.

The 148th Wear-Tyne derby, the first meeting between the two sides since the Black Cats’ 3-0 win at St James’ Park in April, will take place on Sunday 27th October, with a 4pm kick-off.

Manchester City’s visit to the Stadium of Light is now scheduled for Sunday 10th November at 2.05pm.

In addition to the games selected for live broadcast, the Black Cats’ home tie against Chelsea has been moved back 24 hours to Wednesday 4th December with a 7.45pm kick-off due to the London club’s other fixture commitments.

Season cards for the 2013-14 campaign are still on sale from £425 for adults, with special concession prices for under 16s and over 65s, along with fantastic family discounts.  Fans can save £275 on buying individual match tickets with a season card package in the stadium’s popular Family Zone. Representing superb value for money at just £450 for an adult and junior (under 16), additional children can also be added for only £25 each.

Standard season card prices start from £425 for adults, £295 for young people under 22 and £320 for over 65s. Junior season cards (children under the age of 16) are priced at just £99 in all concessionary areas of the stadium, with the exception of the special Family Zone package, where there are additional discounts.

Fans can spread the cost of their seat by interest-free direct debit, paying an initial 25% of the cost of their season card upon signing up, followed by three additional equal payments, by direct debit (taken on August 1st, Oct 1st and Dec 1st). The deadline to sign up for this scheme is 5pm, Monday 15th July 2013.

Season cards can be purchased by credit/debit card via the club’s official website by telephone 0871 911 1973 or in-person from the ticket office.

A range of hospitality packages are also available with seasonal options starting from £845. To find the perfect hospitality deal, guests can call 0871 911 1555 or email