Family Zone

Family Zone at the SoL


Kids set for Stadium of Light treat.

Future memories will be made at the Stadium of Light this season with the introduction of the fantastic new Family Zone.

The South East Corner has undergone a colourful revamp, where new generations of red and white fans will be given a memorable welcome to the home of Sunderland AFC through the brightly coloured turnstiles and onto the entertainment packed concourses.

Designed with young Black Cats and their families in mind, youngsters can test their football skills on state-of-the-art interactive floor projections as well as reliving famous Sunderland matches on the latest Playstation consoles featuring Fifa 12.

In addition, throughout the season there will be a host of matchday activities on a specially built stage area with a compere building the atmosphere before every home game.

The kiosks in the new Family Zone have also been specially designed with children in mind and they will feature a host of kids meal deals.

Verity Dodd, Sunderland's Marketing Manager, said: "We want to create a colourful, vibrant atmosphere for junior black cats and their families, with activities planned from an hour and a half before kickoff - it's all about building the atmosphere before the game.

"For the first home game against Reading, families can meet Samson and Delilah and on the stage there will be a magician and a DJ giving out spot prizes.

"We also have Playstations, face-painting and interactive floor projections where kids can undertake football themed activities.

"This time last year we re-launched the Junior Black Cats supporters club and we've now got over 35,000 members. As a result we wanted to create an area within the Stadium where our junior supporters can come and enjoy more than just the 90 minutes of football.

"It's really important that we nurture and ensure that the fans of the future feel welcome at the Stadium of Light."

Families can be at the heart of the excitement this season by taking advantage of the new adult and junior season card packages priced at just £499 for one adult and one junior (under-16).

There's also a range of additional benefits for season card holders; adults can enjoy our new SAFC Rewards scheme and juniors automatically become members of the Junior Black Cats supporters club.

For more information, visit the Stadium of Light ticket office, call 0871 9111973 or visit