Portugal 2019: Lads confirm two overseas friendlies

Sunderland AFC will face Benfica B and Belenenses during their pre-season tour of Portugal, which is sponsored by UK Asbestos Specialists Ltd.

The Black Cats will depart for Faro on 17 July, with the first game against Benfica B taking place on Thursday 18 July at 7.30pm.

Jack Ross’ side will conclude their trip with a second friendly against Primeira Liga side Belenenses on Saturday 20 July at 7.30pm.

Both games will be played at the Estádio Municipal de Albufeira, with tickets priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.

Tickets are limited and they will be available to purchase online, by telephone and in person via the Stadium of Light ticket office from 12noon on Thursday 13 June.

Supporters are strongly advised to secure their seat in advance to avoid disappointment.

Tickets will be dispatched/available for collection in due course.


Supporters packages are also now on sale, providing a great option for fans to secure their tickets, travel and hotel in one go.

The package includes the following…

  • Return flights from Newcastle to Faro with Jet2, including 1x piece of hand luggage
  • Three-night stay at the 4-star Clube Praia da Oura*
  • Return coach transfers from Faro Airport to hotel
  • Entry to both overseas pre-season friendlies
  • Exclusive access to bar at stadium**

Supporters packages are priced at…

  • £795 per person for two sharing
  • £745 per person for three sharing
  • £695 per person for four sharing

For more information or to purchase, please contact SAFC by calling 0191 551 5122 or by emailing supporters@safc.com.

*all rooms with a sea view, with breakfast also included

**only available with this package


A limited number of VIP packages remain on sale and further information on how to secure your place can be found by clicking here.


ONLINE (24/7): Click here

TELEPHONE: 0371 911 1973 (opening hours the same as those listed below)
Calls charged at standard rate, plus your phone company’s access charge. The cost of calls from mobile phones may vary.

IN-PERSON: Stadium of Light ticket office, opening hours listed below…

Tuesday-Friday: 9am ‘til 5pm
Saturday: 10am ‘til kick-off

*Bookings are subject to a fee of £1.25 per ticket and a postage charge (where applicable) of £1 per transaction, on all telephone and online orders to cover service charges and administrative costs. In the case of group applications, a booking fee of £1.25 will be charged per ticket up to a maximum of £10 per application. Postage charges may vary, please contact the Ticket Office for more information.


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