Extra surprise for winners

by Sunderland AFC

Fans share matchday with Monty.

Richard Coates and his family were the lucky winners of this week’s matchday hospitality prize draw.

Richard, a lifelong Sunderland fan, received the special prize from his neighbour Kathryn Streatfield, who won the fantastic competition, which she was automatically entered into after purchasing her ticket to the game against Cardiff City.

As part of the prize, Richard and his party were treated to some of the finest hospitality the Black Cats have to offer and some of the best seats in the house.

Richard said: “The whole day was fantastic, starting with the staff that greeted us on arrival to the end result of the match.”

Before watching the 4-0 victory over Cardiff City, Richard and his guests enjoyed brunch from the comfort of the Stadium of Light’s Business Lounge.

They also met with SAFC legend and club ambassador Jimmy Montgomery, which was a welcome surprise for Richard’s mother-in-law, Marjorie.

“It was a real nice touch by the club that we got the chance to meet Jimmy, my mother-in-law was pregnant with my wife during the 1973 FA Cup Final and was unable to go, so for her to meet Jimmy was something she will treasure for the rest of her life.”

“Throughout the whole day we felt at ease, the seats were amazing and the staff were so friendly, the result was just the icing on the cake and we come away singing the praises for what was a truly great day.”

Anyone purchasing a match ticket for the remainder of the 2013-14 campaign is automatically entered into the prize draw to win hospitality at the Stadium of Light for the two remaining games of the season and the North East Live concert which is hitting the Stadium of Light on Sunday June 22.

Tickets for Sunderland’s home games can be purchased via a variety of methods, including in person at the Stadium of Light ticket office, via the ticket hotline on 0871 911 1973 or via the online box office. 

Tickets for North East Live 2014 are still available and are on sale now, priced from £25 each. For more information please visit