Sunderland AFC’s opening fixtures of pre-season 2023 have now been confirmed.
The Lads will face a North-East double-header on Saturday 8 July, traveling to non-league sides South Shields and Gateshead.
Preparing for life in the National League North following a promotion-winning campaign, Shields will host Tony Mowbray’s side at 12:30 in the Black Cats’ first outing of the day.
The Lads will then make the short trip to the Gateshead International Stadium, facing Mike Williamson’s National League outfit at 16:00.
Ticket information for both fixtures will be confirmed in due course.
2023 pre-season schedule:
South Shields (A) Saturday 8 July, 12:30
Gateshead (A) Saturday 8 July, 16:00
San Antonio FC (A) Saturday 15 July, 20:00 (ET)
New Mexico United (A) Wednesday 19 July, 19:00 (MT)
North Carolina FC (A) Friday 21 July, 19:00 (CT)