Festive opening hours

by Stuart Vose

Reminder regarding Christmas arrangements.

Opening hours for the Stadium of Light ticket office over the festive period have been confirmed.

Sunderland have two games at the Stadium of Light in just four days, taking on Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City on Boxing Day (3pm),  followed by Tottenham Hotspur on December 29 (12.45pm).

The Stadium of Light ticket office will be open for in-person purchases until 1pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed all day on Christmas Day. It will re-open at 10am until kick off on Boxing Day, however tickets can be purchased 24 hours a day via the online ticket office.

The ticket hotline - 0871 911 1973 - will also be operating 24 hours a day throughout the festive period, except between 8pm on Christmas Eve and 10am on Boxing Day.

Normal operating hours for the ticket office (9am - 5.30pm) resume on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th December and then 10am until kick off on Saturday 29th for the Tottenham match.

The ticket office will be open 9am until 1pm on New Year’s Eve and closed New Year's Day (Tuesday 1st January, Public Holiday). Normal trading hours resume on Wednesday 2nd January 2013.

Supporters purchasing or collecting tickets on the day of the games are reminded to arrive early to avoid any potential queues or delays and are also advised that the last posting date for tickets purchased for the Manchester City game on Boxing Day will be Friday 21st December and Thursday 27th December for the Tottenham game.

Any tickets ordered after such time must be collected in-person from the ticket collection point, which is expected to very busy over the festive period.

Meanwhile the Black Cat house reception desk will close at 12.30pm on Christmas Eve, re-opening at 10am on Boxing Day up until kick-off against Manchester City.

The desk will then be open as usual on December 27/28 and 10am until kick-off on the 29th.

Reception will be open from 8.30am-12.30pm on New Year’s Eve before closing on New Year’s Day. Again, normal trading hours resume on Wednesday 2nd January 2013.

Click here for details of opening hours for the club’s official retail stores.