New-look Black Cats count down

by Sunderland AFC

Have you signed up for your season card yet?

Sunderland completed the signing of Italian international Emanuele Giaccherini from Serie A giants Juventus today, after an intensive transfer period that has already seen eight new faces arrive on Wearside in just four weeks.

Giaccherini becomes the latest arrival at the Stadium of Light, following in the footsteps of Swedish starlet David Moberg Karlsson, Valentin Roberge, Cabral, Modibo Diakite, goalkeeper Vito Mannone, US international striker Jozy Altidore and El-Hadji Ba.

And with the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League season only four weeks away, the Black Cats’ boss is shaping his squad well in advance of the big kick off on August 17th, when Sunderland will face Fulham at the Stadium of Light in the season-opener.

An exciting early run of home fixtures will see Arsenal, Liverpool, champions Manchester United and local rivals Newcastle United welcomed to the Stadium of Light – the latter being Di Canio’s first taste of a Wear-Tyne derby, after leading his side to a stunning 3-0 victory at St James’ Park last season.

Supporters can ensure they don’t miss a minute of the action by securing their seat for all 19 games with an SAFC season card. 

With some of the cheapest prices in the top flight, season cards at the Stadium of Light start 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.

A range of hospitality packages are also available starting from £845 for the whole season. To find the perfect hospitality option, guests can call 0871 911 1555 or email


Season cards can be purchased by credit/debit card via the online ticket office, by telephone on 0871 911 1973 or in person from the ticket office. 

- Check out the cost of a season card for the 2013-14 season.