Away Fans' Guide | Sunderland (A)
Argyle make the lengthy trip to Sunderland tomorrow afternoon looking to continue Ian Foster's unbeaten league run since he took the helm.
1200 of the Green Army will travel to the North East looking to see their side win back-to-back away games after last weekend's success at Swansea City.
Those travelling can find all the information they need below.
Away Fans' Guide | Sunderland (A)
Stadium of Light
TRAIN: Sunderland is the nearest main line station, located 10-15 minutes’ walk away in the city centre (walking directions here). For journey planning and other rail information, visit National Rail.
METRO: The Tyne and Wear Metro serves the Stadium via both Stadium of Light and St Peter’s stations. After matches, fans travelling towards South Hylton must board at St Peter’s, while those heading northbound towards Newcastle must use Stadium of Light station. Visit Nexus for more information on Metro, including journey planning.
‘Take the Kids for Free’ offer – which is permanent, all day every day, all year round.
BUS: Bus numbers 2, 3, 4, 12, 13, 15 and 16 all stop nearby. The city’s main bus station, Park Lane Interchange, is within walking distance of the stadium.
ROAD: The stadium is easily accessible from both the A19 and A1 via Wessington Way (A1231).
PARKING WARNING: Parking at the stadium is limited and parking passes are sold out. On matchdays, stadium car parks are closed 30 minutes before the published kick off time, car parks reopen after kick off. Car Parks are then closed at the final whistle and will reopen 30 minutes after the final whistle. Police and local authority parking restrictions, including permit schemes, are in place on more than 60 streets surrounding the stadium and are heavily enforced.
Parking at the stadium is limited and parking passes are sold out.
On matchdays the following procedure will be in place:
- Motor vehicles are prohibited from entering or exiting the stadium car parks 30 minutes before the published kick off time, car parks reopen after kick off.
- Motor vehicles are prohibited from entering the stadium car parks 30 minutes before the final whistle.
- Car Parks are then closed at the final whistle and will reopen 30 minutes after the final whistle.
- Police and local authority parking restrictions, including permit schemes, are in place on more than 60 streets surrounding the stadium and are heavily enforced.
PARK AND RIDE: Fans should use the Park and Ride facility on Wessington Way (A1231). This is easily accessible from the A19 and is clearly signposted. Buses will pick up from the permanent bus stops on Sunderland Enterprise Park while pick-up points from the stadium are to the north on Kier Hardie Way.
Buses run every five minutes before the game from 90 minutes prior to kick-off and regularly after the game until all fans have been transported back to their cars.
PARK AND WALK: Car parking is available from two sites at the University of Sunderland – the A183 (Chester Road) and St Peter’s. Both are clearly signposted. Follow signs for matchday parking.
COACHES: The stadium site has space for up to 24 coaches. These must be booked in advance by calling 0371 911 1973.
Supporters can buy tickets directly from Sunderland here.
All tickets are for digital or print at home.
Prices - Seating within The North Stand Upper Tier
Over 65 £26
Under 22 £22
Under 16 £12
Personal Assistant Free
Miles Away Travel: The coach for tomorrow is full.
Tickets: If you have booked with us and cannot locate your email please email on firstname.lastname@example.org with your booking confirmation or call 01752 907700 by 4pm today and a duplicate digital/print at home will be sent to you by Sunderland tomorrow morning.
The Stadium of Light is now a cashless stadium and only take card payments in the kiosks.
Sunderland’s “Beacon of Light Fan Zone” will be open before the game for Argyle supporters. This area will be open from 12:00pm.
All pubs and restaurants in the city centre are away fan friendly. Pubs recommended by Sunderland in the city centre are Greens, Street Bar, Victors, Fire Station & The Peacock. Pubs recommended nearer to the stadium are the Colliery Tavern and the Hilton Hotel.
There are a lot of stairs on entering the stadium to the away end. For any supporters with access needs, Sunderland request that you please enter via the Black Cat Bar entrance, using the lift to level 3 to enter the stadium. For any assistance, please contact the nearest member of staff.
Audio Descriptive Commentary
Supporters who require audio descriptive match commentary can enjoy this via complimentary headsets. These can be booked through the General Ticket Office.
Sunderland have a limited number of accessible parking spaces reserved in their green car park. Interested supporters should contact email@example.com to book.
Accessible toilets are available in all areas of the stadium; these are fitted with radar locks and keys are available from nearby stewards.
Temporary mobility restrictions
Supporters with temporary mobility restrictions (e.g. broken leg) that may affect access to the stadium or seating areas should contact the General Ticket Office prior to the game to arrange alternative seating.
Any supporter wishing to bring an assistance dog to a fixture must contact the General Ticket Office in advance of the game, to ensure that appropriate match tickets are allocated and suitable arrangements can be made.