AWAY DAYS: Sunderland travel information
21st August 2015
Sunderland v Swansea City
Saturday, August 22, 3pm kick-off
Address: Stadium Of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU
Telephone: 0871 911 1200
What's it like? The Stadium of Light can create a great atmosphere for matches. Swans fans are situated in the upper tier of the North Stand, which has an excellent view of the pitch. A selection of food and drinks are available.
Hotels - There are a number of good hotels, including the Cumberland Arms in Byker (NE6 1LD), which is just a ten-minute metro ride away from Newcastle city centre.
Pubs and grub - There are bars inside the ground. The 'William Jameson' (SR1 1RH), a Wetherspoons in the centre of town, has a great atmosphere. 'The Albion' (SR6 0EN) on Victor Street is a five-minute walk from the ground, with some parking nearby.
If you have some spare time, the 'Harbour View' (SR6 0NU) is a 15-20 minute walk. Go along Roker Avenue, opposite the main entrance to the stadium to the seafront. Turn left along the seafront and you'll see the pub up on the left.
Flying - Newcastle airport is 24 miles away. The metro runs from the airport to the stadium every 15 minutes with journey times of 55 minutes.
Parking - There's limited car parking at the ground. Alternatively, park in the city centre and walk to the ground (10-15 minutes). There's a free 'park & ride' scheme on matchdays at Sunderland Enterprise Park, which is well signposted off the A1231. Buses run every five minutes for 90 minutes before kick-off and after the game.
Train - Trains leave Swansea at 5.58am and 6.58am, getting into Sunderland at 1.09pm and 2.09pm. There are no trains back after the game, so an overnight stay is a must. Trains leave at 3.58am, 5.58am and 6.58am, with journeys taking around seven hours. Sunderland railway station, in the city centre, is a 15-minute walk from the stadium.
Sunderland have introduced a fanzone at the Stadium of Light this season. Click HERE for full details.
The Liberty Stadium is also hosting a fun-packed fanzone this season, with supporters taking full advantage of it in our first home game against Newcastle last week.
The South Stand is now home to an array of fun and interactive games that allow our younger fans to put their skills to the test on match days, including a virtual football game, games consoles and our Players Challenge.
Come and have a go if you think you're fast enough. Fans are asked to come to the Liberty 90 minutes prior to kick-off to try and beat their scores and attempt to win a Swans Monopoly set.
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