Ticket update: Cash turnstiles in operation tonight

Sunderland AFC return to home action on Thursday night, in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The Black Cats will welcome Championship side Sheffield Wednesday FC to the Stadium of Light for the match, which kicks off at 7.45pm.

Cash turnstiles 33 and 36, located in the north east corner, will be open from 6.30pm on the night. Adult and concession priced tickets will be available on the turnstiles for this game.

Fans who have not already purchased tickets are strongly advised to do so in advance, where possible, to avoid queues on the night. The club would also urge supporters to arrive early if collecting pre-paid tickets as the ticket office and collection points are expected to be busy.

The Fanzone will not open for this game, but catering outlets are available inside the stadium. Tickets have been sold from the centre of the east stand, and bars will be open throughout this area. Food kiosks will be open in the centre of the east stand and both the north east and south east corners. 

The Carabao Cup draw will be held live at the Stadium of Light from 7pm, with supporters able to watch it via the stadium’s screens and concourse TVs.


Ticket Prices have been significantly reduced for this game and 2018-19 season card holders can buy a seat for just £8 for adults and £4 for over 65s and under 16s. A special family ticket (two adults and two under 16s) is available for £20.

Season card holders are reminded that as only selected sections of the ground will be made available to purchase for this game, they will be unable to reserve their seasonal seat

A black cat point will be awarded for tickets purchased in advance. Please note, black cat points cannot be awarded for tickets purchased via cash turnstiles.

Supporters who don’t have season cards can still take advantage of affordable prices, with adult tickets for non-season card holders £10 and over 65s and under 16s £5. A family ticket (two adults, two under 16s) is £25. 

Online: www.safc.com (24-hour service)

Telephone: 0371 911 1973 (operating hours replicate the ticket office opening hours 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 as listed -

Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm,

Non-matchday Saturday, 9am - 2pm

Non-matchday Sunday, CLOSED

Weekend matchday opening hours, 10am until 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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