Stadium of Light

On this day

by Oscar Chamberlain

Eric Gates' birthday and new extension unveiled.

1999 – Sunderland announced a £6m extension to the North Stand at the Stadium of Light that would provide an extra 6,000 seats for the start of the 2000-01 season.

1993 – Former captain Ian Atkins appointed assistant manager to Terry Butcher.

1955 – Sunderland striker and England international Eric Gates was born in Ferryhill.