Stadium of Light Football Stadium – Sunderland AFC
Nickname Sunderland A.F.C. — Black Cats, The Lads, The Mackems, Rokerites (obsolete)
Capacity — 49,000 seats
Opened — 1997
Location — The Stadium of Light is within walking distance of Sunderland’s city center.
Address — Stadium of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1BT
Club — Sunderland A.F.C.
Club Colours — Red and White
Directions — # By Car:
From A1(M) – Leave the A1(M) at Junction 62 and join the A690 heading towards Sunderland. At the junction of the A690 with the A19 turn left to join the A19 heading north towards the Tyne Tunnel. After crossing the River Wear turn right on to the A1231 towards Sunderland. After approximately 3 miles the Stadium of Light will be visible on your right.
# By Rail:
The Stadium of Light is about a 15-minute walk from Sunderland station going over the Wearmouth Bridge. The nearest metro station on the Tyne-Wear Metro is St Peters Metro a 5-minute walk from the ground.
Train Accommodation — See our hotels near by train stations in Tyne and Wear, or train accommodation in surrounding counties : Northumberland and County Durham.
Air Connections : The nearest airport is Newcastle which is located 24 miles away. However the journey is pretty straightforward as both the Stadium Of Light and Newcastle Airport are both served by the Metro transit system. There are frequent departures to Sunderland and the journey time is just under an hour.
Cheap Hotels in Sunderland near Stadium of Light
Hawksley House – ( 1.2 km from the Stadium of Light in Sunderland )
These one and 2-bedroom serviced apartments within a superb, converted Victorian building are located in the heart of Sunderland city centre, opposite Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.
Quality Hotel Sunderland – ( 6.2 km from Football Stadium of Light Sunderland )
Situated a short journey from Newcastle, Sunderland and South Shields, and easily accessible from the A1(M) and A19, the hotel features a bar, restaurant and free parking for guests.
Sir William Fox Hotel – ( 8.4 km from Stadium of Light Sunderland Football )
A jewel in the heart of South Tyneside, this hotel was formally the home of Sir William Fox who was 3 times prime minister of New Zealand.