Venue Information

A special stadium, a special atmosphere, a special club.

Home to Sunderland AFC since 1997, the 49,000 capacity Stadium of Light has become an established and instantly recognisable part of the Barclays Premier League landscape.

It embraces the north east regions’ rich and proud heritage, whilst offering some of the finest modern-day facilities anywhere in the country. The stadium’s strength lies in both its versatility and a desire to ensure that every single person who comes through our doors has a truly memorable experience.

As a modern, iconic venue, it’s simply perfect for people. Add to this our team of specialist staff, whose passion, knowledge and experience is second to none and you’ve got the perfect recipe for the perfect event.

Officially honoured at the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence as the north of England’s finest commercial tourism venue, the stadium has built a tremendous reputation as a market leader in the hospitality industry, testament to its purpose-built facilities and a dedicated team of expert event planners.

Add tailored menus from extensive food and beverage selections, space for up to 1,000 guests and excellent transport links and it’s easy to see why the Stadium of Light is truly the most prestigious venue in the north east.

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Travelling from either north or south, Sunderland is serviced by two major routes – A1 & A19. From the A1 (M), Northbound or Southbound, exit at junction 62 and take the A690 (signposted Sunderland). Join the A19 Northbound and the Stadium of Light is clearly signposted.
Sat Nav postcode: SR5 1SU.

We have over 1,100 free car parking spaces on the stadium site. Most are located directly in front of the main West Stand, enabling safe, convenient access. There is also adequate space for coach parking and production/delivery vehicles. Staff are available to assist clients in moving equipment to and from vehicles. Please book arrival time with your sales contact.

Sunderland is serviced by the Tyne and Wear Metro (light railway) system, connecting the city to Newcastle, East Coast mainline and Newcastle International Airport. Trains run approximately every 10 minutes with the Stadium of Light and St Peter’s (the closer of the two) just a few minutes walk.

There are regular bus services directly to and from the Stadium of Light. Please note that most late services terminate between 11pm - 12pm. Timetables and travel information are available from:

0871 200 22 33 (Metro)

National Rail Enquiries:
08457 484 950

Grand Central (Direct from London Kings Cross to Sunderland):
0844 811 0071

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