Fans enjoy VIP day out

by Stubhub!

Pair have day to remember thanks to StubHub.

A lucky Black Cats fan and his friend enjoyed a money can’t buy prize at the club after winning a unique competition courtesy of StubHub.

Andrew Williamson won the exclusive prize to watch Gus Poyet lead a first team training session at the club’s Academy of Light. Andrew and his friend Robbie were greeted pitchside by head coach Poyet, who introduced the duo to the players.

Any season card holder that listed to StubHub in December and January were entered into the unique competition won by Andrew.

Ahead of the trip to the Academy, Andrew said: “I was extremely excited and surprised when I got the call to say I was a winner of the competition and couldn’t wait for today to arrive. The thought of having the chance to see behind the scenes at the Academy as a big Sunderland fan is great.”

To top off the day Andrew and Robbie enjoyed a meal in the players' refectory where they met SAFC legend and club ambassador Jimmy Montgomery.

Andrew said: “Getting to watch the players pitchside was phenomenal, even more so that some of the players and Gus came over to speak to me. It was an added bonus to have lunch with Jimmy and the players and will be a day I will never forget. I would definitely encourage fans to enter competitions like this. ”

Even the most devoted season card holder can’t make it to every game so instead of your seat being empty, you can let another person experience the best seats at the Stadium of Light by listing your ticket on StubHub - our official ticket marketplace where all SAFC fans can buy and sell tickets freely and safely.