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STADIUM OF LIGHT
 
Stadium of Light has been a League ground for 23 seasons;
from July 1st, 1997 to the current day .

Stadium of Light was the 189th
ground to be used for a League game.

Current Capacity 49,000

Year opened 1997

 
GROUND HISTORY adapted from "The Ultimate Directory of English & Scottish Football League Grounds"
 
Constructed on the site of Monkwearmouth Colliery the stadium opened in 1997 and originally consisted of three two-tier stands with a continuous cantilevered roof on the north, east and south sides linking to a three-tier cantilever roofed main stand on the west. In 2001 the north stand and northwest corner were extended to three tiers giving an all-seat capacity of 49,000 at the start of the 2007/8 season. The pitch size was 115 x 75 yards.
 

GROUND DETAILS adapted from "The Extreme Groundhoppers Guide"
 
Ground address: Stadium of Light, Millennium Way, Sunderland, SR5 1SU
Main phone number: 0871 911 1200
Ticket office: 0871 911 1973
Ticket prices: The price of ticket varies so go on to their web site and buy your tickets on line
 
If driving to ground: North Exit the A1 at Junction 62, at Seaton and follow the signs for Cramlington/ Blyth/ Ashington and at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A19 (Signposted Tyne Tunnel, Newcastle Docks/ Blyth/ Ashington) then follow the A19 through three roundabouts and through the Tyne Tunnel and Jarrow After about three miles, stay in the left hand lane and take the second slip road towards Sunderland (Signposted Stadium of Light, A1231 Sunderland). This takes you onto a bridge crossing over the River Wear. Turn right onto the A1231 following the signs for Sunderland. Go straight over four roundabouts into Sunderland on Washington Highway, and then follow the signposts to the ground. South Take A1 (M) to junction 35 then go along Westway/ A195 then at the first roundabout take the first exit onto Washington Highway and take the second exit off and then take the third exit onto Sunderland Way then at the sixth roundabout on Queens Way take the second exit then the second exit at the next roundabouts into the ground
 
If using Public Transport: From the station turn right into Union Street Turn right onto High Street West, and then immediately turn left onto Back Bridge Street, and the road name changes to Pann Lane turn right onto A183 / St Marys Way after 100yards over the bridge, at roundabout, take second exit onto the A1080, and then after 200 yards turn left onto Sheepfolds North, and then the road name changes again to Easington Street 200 yards later and turn left onto Millennium Way follow the road round the ground in front of you.
 
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