Stadium Of Light Parking
Information about Parking in Stadium of Light
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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4.7 out of 5 stars
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Does the Stadium of Light have its own parking?
The Stadium of Light has limited parking at the ground.
Is there on-street parking around the Stadium of Light?
There is very little on-street parking around the Stadium of Light as there is a resident only parking scheme in operation in the nearby area.
What restrictions are in place on event days?
A resident only parking scheme is in place within the vicinity of the stadium, preventing on-street parking for match-day goers.
What public transport options are available for getting to the Stadium of Light?
About 15 minutes away from the stadium, you will find Sunderland Railway Station. There is also a Stadium of Light metro station with regular connections to Newcastle.
What’s the capacity of the Stadium of Light?
As one of the largest football stadiums in England, the Stadium of Light has a capacity of 49,000.
How many away fans does the Stadium of Light hold?
The Stadium of Light can hold about 3000 away fans.
What is the away end at the Stadium of Light?
The away end of the Stadium of Light is the Upper Tier of the Carling North Stand at one end of the stadium.
What’s the address for the Stadium of Light?
The Stadium of Light is in Sunderland, SR5 1SU.
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Latest Stadium of Light parking reviews
Very handy if staying at the Premier Inn. Good number of spaces and fees secure. £10 for 24 hours is good value too.Jen
Easy to find, no problem finding a space, totally central, 2 minutes to walk to town, good price.Alison
Great location very cheap. Will definitely use again.Jason
First time I’ve used parking space excellent from start to finish will definitely use your parking place again excellent price and unbeatable locationTerry
excellent stress free parkingAshley
Really quick and easy to pay either at reception or on the app great rates for an overnight stay in big carparkMrs
easy to find but the ground is full of potholes, no markings either so bit of a free for allStephen
The postcode for this took my sat nav to a nearby street but I fouNd it easily using my phone. Car park was quite busy, tarmac But very uneven however close to the town centre and cheap for a days parking, I’d use it againChristina