Supporter information: Arrive early this weekend

Sunderland AFC supporters attending Sunday’s Sky Bet Championship opener are advised to arrive at the Stadium of Light as early as possible.

An incredible atmosphere awaits Alex Neil’s side, with over 40,000 supporters set to attend the Wearside showdown against Coventry City.

Click here to secure your seat!

The fixture will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and kick off at 12 noon, with access to the stadium via the turnstiles permitted from 10:30am.

Supporters yet to secure their seat can do so by clicking here and visiting the club’s online ticketing website, which is accessible 24/7.

Alternatively, fans can visit the Stadium of Light ticket office via the opening times below:

Friday 29 July: 10:00-13:00
Saturday 30 July: 10:00-17:00
Sunday 31 July: 09:00-12:00

New season cards

Supporters that have purchased a new season card, or who have moved seats for the new campaign, are advised that all new season cards have now been dispatched.

If your new season card has not arrived, please visit the ticket office during the opening times above and you will be issued with a match ticket for Sunday’s game.

Stadium of Light Store

The Stadium of Light store will be open via the times below:

Friday 29 July: 10:00-17:00
Saturday 30 July: 10:00-17:00
Sunday 31 July: 09:00-16:00*

*Please note, the store will be closed during the match.

Spirit of ‘37

Following an incredible display in the Roker End for the club’s Play-Off semi-final against Sheffield Wednesday, the Spirit of ’37 will be returning on Sunday with a brand-new display.

The display will run across all four stands and supporters are encouraged to take part and arrive in their seats by 11:50am.

We would also be grateful if fans could discard of their individual placards post-match via the recycling bins provided outside the stadium, or at home.

Beacon of Light Fan Zone

The Sunderland AFC Fan Zone is located inside the Foundation of Light’s award-winning venue, the Beacon of Light, on matchdays.

Please see below for the Fan Zone activities for the Coventry City fixture on Sunday 31 July:

  • Football drop in with Foundation of Light coach (this will be on outside pitches)
  • Food & drink from Fausto Coppa
  • FIFA 22 on the Xboxes
  • Visit from Club mascots Samson & Delilah
  • Music from Spark radio
  • Countdown to kick off and team news

Love Football. Protect The Game

The FA, Premier League and EFL are together introducing new measures and stronger sanctions across the game to tackle the increased anti-social and criminal behaviours recently seen within football grounds and underline the importance of a safe matchday environment.

The new set of actions, which will be implemented across all English football leagues from the start of Season 2022-23 and backed by the Football Supporters’ Association, will target activity such as entering the pitch without permission, carrying or using smoke bombs or pyrotechnics and throwing objects - as well as drug use and discriminatory behaviour.

For more information, please click here.

Ha’way and Play

Ha’way and Play will return for the season, raising thousands of pounds of vital funds to support the work of the Foundation of Light.

Priced at £2, you can buy tickets up until kick-off at the Stadium of Light from sellers located around the concourses.

By purchasing a lottery ticket, supporters have the opportunity to win £1,000 plus a signed Sunderland shirt, as well as other items.

Each ticket supporters a wealth of fantastic causes within the local community, including:

  • £4 gives a person with a disability access to a specialist sports session.
  • £10 gives one child, who is normally in receipt of free school meals, a meal and sports learning activities during the school holidays.
  • £20 allows us to develop mental health resources to support people in our community.
  • £40 pays for five older people to attend activities to stay socially active and improve physical and mental wellbeing.
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