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The Stadium of Light is one of the largest football stadiums in England and it has a capacity of 49,000. It has been the home of Sunderland AFC since 1997, when they moved from Roker Park football ground where they had played since 1897. It is to the south of the River Wear and it is a popular venue in the north east. The current owner of the stadium is Stewart Donald and he took over in 2018.
The name of the stadium is inspired by the historic links Sunderland has to the mining industry and the thousands of miners who spent their days underground before returning to the light in the evening. Sunderland AFC, often nicknamed The Black Cats, have won 6 league titles and 2 FA cups. Sunderland were once in the premier league but currently play in football league one.
The stadium is also an amazing venue for artists to play live and acts including: The Kings of Leon, Rihanna, Coldplay and Take That have all taken to the stage. In addition to this, the stadium also has excellent banqueting and conference facilities, making it more than just a place to watch football for 90 minutes.
Sunderland railway station is located roughly 15 minutes from the Stadium of Light and there is also the Stadium of Light metro station which connects to Newcastle. There is limited parking at the ground and a resident only parking scheme in effect in the immediate vicinity. This means it is easiest to secure your parking space in advance of arrival and is generally much quicker and cheaper than other alternatives. While there is a park and ride scheme, this can be off putting for some people who want to park closer to the stadium.
There is a Sunderland Fan Zone located at the Stadium of Light that features live music and food and drink outlets and this can get very busy with Sunderland supporters on match days. There are also a wide variety of pubs, bars, and restaurants in the city centre, should you wish to eat and drink. There are also some great attractions and things to do in the area such as Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens and the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art.
Postcode for sat nav: SR5 1SU
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Excellent experience would happily park there again.Diane
Easy to find, central location and fairly reasonably priced. The only thing I would say is when we returned the car was extremely dusty from the gravel. Overall a good experienceSarah
Easy to find. Hassle free. Would use again. Close to hotel we were stopping at and not too far from the city centre.Tracey
Absolutely brilliant service, booked it online, easy to find instructions and spacious parking spaces.Colin
Easy, affordable and convenient place to park. I booked online for my 4hr stay, but was able to call customer service and extend my stay for another hour during my appointment. Will be using this place everytime nowSukhi
Excellent little car park, just needs better signage to say it's one way when you come out. Found quite easily with the sat nav. Would definitely recommend.John
Used YPS for the first time to visit the Royal Armouries in Leeds, Completely hassle free and very close to the museum. Will definitely use again.Ian
Drive in and drive out with out a worry, I highly recommend using this and will do so in the future.Sarah