Davis and Byfield leave whilst the ticket office opens at the SoL.2006 – Kelvin Davis left Sunderland to join Southampton for a fee of £800,000 plus additional appearance based payments.
2004 – Darren Byfield left the Black Cats to join Gillingham on a free transfer.
1997 – The Stadium of Light’s new ticket office opened and instantly received more than 25,000 ticket enquiries for the opening game against Ajax.
1984 – Sunderland played Nissan FC in a pre-season friendly to mark the announcement of the car manufacturer’s decision to build a factory in Washington. Colin West bagged a hat-trick in a 5-2 victory for the Lads.