Play-Off Semi-Final: Matchday guide

How to buy tickets

Tickets are available to purchase online at, with tickets priced from £20 for adults, £10 for over-65s and £10 for under-16s.

All tickets purchased online are emailed digitally and these tickets can be added to your mobile wallet, printed at home or the PDF can be saved on your device to present to a steward upon entering the stadium.

If you require a personal assistant or sensory room ticket, please get in touch with our Ticket Office by emailing

Getting to the ground

If this is your first visiting the Stadium of Light, please view our matchday travel guide by clicking here to plan your journey.

Cashless stadium

Following the introduction of a state-of-the-art EPOS system at the start of the season, cash is no longer accepted within the Stadium of Light, Ticket Office or Club Store and all purchases can be made by card or Apple Pay.

Supporters are also able to pay for food and drink and merchandise by using the Sunderland Gift Card. To find out more information on the gift card and how to purchase, please clicking here.

Ticket Office and Club Store Opening Hours

The Ticket Office will be open from 11am ‘til kick off and the Club Store will be open from 1pm ‘til kick off.

Fan Zone

The Sunderland AFC Fan Zone will be open between 5:30pm and 7:30pm and is located inside the Foundation of Light’s award-winning venue, the Beacon of Light, on Saturday matchdays. For more information, please clicking here.

Accessing the Stadium

Turnstiles will be open from 6:15pm on Friday and your entry point will be clearly displayed on your digital ticket.

Supporters are advised to wear a face covering when entering and exiting the stadium, but as per national guidelines, this is not a mandatory requirement.

Social distancing is also encouraged where possible, as is regularly using the sanitisation stations in place throughout the Stadium of Light.

Please also be reminded that you do not need to provide evidence of a negative test or vaccination to access the stadium.

Inside the Stadium

There is a range of hot food, beverages, and confectionery available from the kiosks inside the stadium. Pints are priced from £3.50 and are available to purchase from the Ice

Bars as well as a range of pies that are available priced £3.50 each. A variety of other food including hot dogs (£4.00), burgers (£3.50), and chips (£2.50) are served across the different themed kiosks.

For pre-match entertainment, there will be a busker performing in the concourse of every stand from 6:30pm until 7:30pm.

East Stand display

Ahead of kick-off, supporters in the East Stand will be invited to form a special mosaic upon the team’s exiting the tunnel. 

All supporters are asked to be in their seat by 7.30pm to form the display, with turnstiles and concourses expected to be exceptionally busy. 

Matchday programme

Matchday programmes are available to purchase on the day of the game from programme sellers located around the stadium as well as in the Club store. You can also purchase the matchday programme online by clicking here.


Please note that there is no live streaming available for this fixture as the match is selected for live television broadcast.


There are four defibrillators inside the Stadium of Light located in the main reception, West Stand, East Stand and North Stand Upper. Fans are advised to contact their nearest steward if a defibrillator is required. St John Ambulance also bring nine additional defibrillators into the Stadium of matchdays. There is also a defibrillator located outside the Stadium at Black Cat House next to the cash machine. 

Got any questions?

If you have any questions that are not answered in the above information, please feel free to get in touch with our Supporter Liaison Officer, Chris Waters, by emailing

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